PICC Line Dressing change

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Wuzzie

4,864 Posts

4 hours ago, eileendg1989 said:

If you say so.  All you prove is that you have a lot of time on your hands to spend posting.  You must've pulled out quite a few.  

Never pulled out one but have replaced many pulled out by ED nurses who think they know more than the people who put them in. Do you place PICCS? If not, why are you even arguing with me? It makes no sense. Also, resulting to insults is telling.  At any rate, have a nice day. 
 

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faithjohn

faithjohn

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8 hours ago, eileendg1989 said:

If you say so.  All you prove is that you have a lot of time on your hands to spend posting.  You must've pulled out quite a few.  

Actually if you go to your video, you will see that she pulls toward the insertion site when removing, not away. 

Wuzzie

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2 hours ago, faithjohn said:

Actually if you go to your video, you will see that she pulls toward the insertion site when removing, not away. 

I didn’t  look at the video.  Thank you for pointing that out. LMAO. Also the line in the video isn’t even a PICC line. 

eileendg1989

eileendg1989, RN

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 7 years experience. 18 Posts

I don't know what to tell people here.  All videos I checked (I am now doubting myself) is exactly how I was trained.  Remove old dressing in the direction of the line is going.  See below...I even asked by director for the floor I work at.

 

Wuzzie

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Even in this video they are removing it toward the insertion site. Maybe you are confused with the wording. In your first post you said to "pull away from the insertion site" but now you are saying in the direction the line is going. Two very different things. Did you choose the wrong words?

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Nursetom1963

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Specializes in ICU. Has 31 years experience. 68 Posts

Why don't you see if you can spend a little time with the PICC Nurse and get some feedback? And maybe a crash course on current PICC  indications, care, and whatever else?

 

Tenebrae, BSN, RN

Specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 1,789 Posts

On 2/26/2022 at 9:45 PM, eileendg1989 said:

If you say so.  All you prove is that you have a lot of time on your hands to spend posting.  You must've pulled out quite a few.  

Can we quit it with the 'I'm a much better nurse than you are' ***?

eileendg1989

eileendg1989, RN

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 7 years experience. 18 Posts

Absolutely Wuzzie, that's what I meant, away from the insertion but towards the needle.  I worded it wrong.  Thanks for your patience.

Wuzzie

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5 hours ago, eileendg1989 said:

Absolutely Wuzzie, that's what I meant, away from the insertion but towards the needle.  I worded it wrong.  Thanks for your patience.

I think you’ve got the concept but your wording is still not quite correct and this could prove troublesome in the future. The insertion site is where the PICC enters the skin. I think that is what you are referring to as the “needle”. You pull the dressing away from the hub which is what I think you are referring to when you say the insertion. This may be a colloquial difference. 

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