PICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedurePPICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedurePICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-03-28T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Michelle Côté, RN;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN6.0000000000000072.0000000000000269.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a PICC removal.</p><p>Your child has had a PICC removal. This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key Points </h2> <ul> <li>Leave the dressing in place for 48 hours. </li> <li>Your child can have acetaminophen for pain.</li> <li>Your child may return to gentle activity 24 hours after the procedure.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor?</h2> <p>Phone your specialist or Image Guided Therapy (IGT), or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>pain needing <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> after 48 hours </li> <li>bleeding that does not stop with pressure around the PICC site </li> <li>leakage or drainage at the PICC site </li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns during the 48 hours after the procedure, you can contact the vascular access resource nurse during working hours at the Hospital for Sick Children at (416) 813-6986, your referring doctor, the IGT clinic at <strong>(416) 813-6054</strong>, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</p> <p>For all concerns after 48 hours please call your family doctor or the vascular access resource nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children at (416) 813-6986. </p>

 

 

PICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1240.00000000000PICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedurePICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedurePEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-03-28T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Michelle Côté, RN;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN6.0000000000000072.0000000000000269.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a PICC removal.</p><p>Your child has had a PICC removal. This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key Points </h2> <ul> <li>Leave the dressing in place for 48 hours. </li> <li>Your child can have acetaminophen for pain.</li> <li>Your child may return to gentle activity 24 hours after the procedure.</li> </ul><h2>Bathing </h2> <p>Your child may shower or take a bath 24 hours after the PICC is removed. It is important to try to keep the Band-Aid dry for 48 hours. If the Band-Aid gets wet replace it with a new one. Once it has healed (usually two days), your child may get the site wet. </p> <h2>Dressing Care </h2> <p>Leave the Band-Aid on for 48 hours. After 48 hours, the Band-Aid can be taken off if the site has scabbed underneath.</p> <h2>Pain Relief </h2> <p>If needed, give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a>. Be sure to follow the directions on the label. Do not give your child any medicines that thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, or blood thinners. If you are unsure or regularly using one of these medications, check with the nurse or doctor first. </p> <h2>Activity </h2> <p>Your child may return to regular activities 24 hours after the procedure. </p><h2>When to see a doctor?</h2> <p>Phone your specialist or Image Guided Therapy (IGT), or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>pain needing <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> after 48 hours </li> <li>bleeding that does not stop with pressure around the PICC site </li> <li>leakage or drainage at the PICC site </li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns during the 48 hours after the procedure, you can contact the vascular access resource nurse during working hours at the Hospital for Sick Children at (416) 813-6986, your referring doctor, the IGT clinic at <strong>(416) 813-6054</strong>, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</p> <p>For all concerns after 48 hours please call your family doctor or the vascular access resource nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children at (416) 813-6986. </p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PICC_removal_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PICC_removal_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgPICC removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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