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Central venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureCCentral venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureCentral venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-18T05:00:00Z9.8000000000000060.7000000000000605.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after a CVL removal procedure.</p><p>Your child has had a CVL removal from either their <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=52&language=English">internal jugular</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3819&language=English">femoral vein</a>. The information on this page 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>Keep the CVL dressings as dry as possible for at least 48 hours.</li><li>Remove all dressings after 48 hours if a scab has formed at the removal site.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Avoid physical activities for two weeks.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p><p></p><ul><li>A <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">Pain</a> or discomfort requiring <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> after 48 hours</li><li>A noticeable increase in bright red blood around the site of the old CVL</li><li>Leakage or drainage at the site of the old CVL</li><li>Difficulty breathing</li><li>Noticeable swelling or bruising at the site of the old CVL</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a CVL removal go home two hours after the procedure. Some children remain in the hospital to receive additional treatment. The length of time your child remains at the hospital differs depending on the reason for the removal.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>At SickKids, the interventional radiologists work in the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Department of Diagnostic Imaging – Division of Image Guided Therapy (IGT)</a>. You can call and speak to the Vascular Access Service resource nurse at (416) 813-6986 during working hours, or leave a message with the Vascular Access Team. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, please call The Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at 416-813-7500 and ask them to page your child’s doctor on call, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</p>
Retrait d’un cathéter veineux central (CVC) : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionRRetrait d’un cathéter veineux central (CVC) : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionCentral venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAVeinsNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2014-02-14T05:00:00ZHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a subi le retrait d’un cathéter veineux central (CVC) à la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI). La présente feuille de renseignements explique comment soigner votre enfant de manière adéquate à la maison après l’intervention.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi le retrait d’un cathéter veineux central (CVC). La présente feuille de renseignements explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand appeler à l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Garder le site du cathéter veineux central aussi sec que possible pendant au moins 24 heures.</li><li>Enlevez tous les pansements après 24 heures si une gale s’est formée en dessous.</li><li>Si votre enfant ressent de la douleur, vous pouvez administrer de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol®).</li><li>Ne pas pratiquer d’activités physiques pendant une semaine.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Communiquez avec le médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près si votre enfant présente l’un des symptômes suivants :</p><ul><li>de la fièvre dépassant 38 °C (100,4 F);</li><li>de la douleur ou de l’inconfort nécessitant l’administration d’acétaminophène (Tylenol®) après 48 heures;</li><li>une augmentation notable de sang rouge vif autour du site de l’ancien cathéter veineux central; </li><li>des suintements ou des écoulements au site de l’ancien cathéter veineux central;</li><li>de la difficulté à respirer;</li><li>de l’enflure ou des ecchymoses au cou.</li></ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids :</h2><p>Si vous avez des inquiétudes au cours des 48 premières heures, communiquez avec la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI) pendant les heures de services au 416 813-6054 et demandez à parler avec un infirmier spécialisé en thérapie guidée par l’imagerie. Après 48 heures, communiquez avec le médecin qui vous a aiguillé. Si vous avez des inquiétudes en dehors des heures de services, consultez votre médecin de famille, rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près ou communiquez avec le standard téléphonique de l’Hôpital pour enfants malades SickKids au 416 813-1500 et demandez-leur de signaler la pagette du spécialiste en radiologie interventionnelle de garde.</p>

 

 

 

 

Central venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1232.00000000000Central venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureCentral venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureCEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-18T05:00:00Z9.8000000000000060.7000000000000605.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after a CVL removal procedure.</p><p>Your child has had a CVL removal from either their <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=52&language=English">internal jugular</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3819&language=English">femoral vein</a>. The information on this page 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>Keep the CVL dressings as dry as possible for at least 48 hours.</li><li>Remove all dressings after 48 hours if a scab has formed at the removal site.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Avoid physical activities for two weeks.</li></ul><h2>Dressing Care</h2><ul><li>Leave all dressings on for 48 hours.</li><li>After 48 hours, all dressings can be removed if the site has scabbed underneath.</li><li>It is normal to see dry blood on the dressing. However, there should be no active bleeding at the site where the CVL was removed. If there is, contact the Vascular Access Service resource nurse.</li></ul><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may shower or take a bath 48 hours after the CVL is removed. However, it is important to keep the dressings and CVL site as dry as possible. If the dressings get wet, replace them with new ones. You can remove all dressings after 48 hours. Once the dressings are removed, it is OK to get the CVL site wet if the site has scabbed underneath.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the CVL removal, your child will need to be quiet, stay home from school or day care, and avoid physical activity for the first 48 hours. Your child may return to school 24 hours after the CVL removal with restricted activity. Your child should avoid swimming and all other major activities for two weeks. These include:</p><ul><li>contact sports</li><li>gymnastics</li><li>bicycle riding</li><li>rollerblading</li><li>hockey</li><li>soccer</li><li>skiing</li><li>horseback riding</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p><p></p><ul><li>A <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">Pain</a> or discomfort requiring <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> after 48 hours</li><li>A noticeable increase in bright red blood around the site of the old CVL</li><li>Leakage or drainage at the site of the old CVL</li><li>Difficulty breathing</li><li>Noticeable swelling or bruising at the site of the old CVL</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a CVL removal go home two hours after the procedure. Some children remain in the hospital to receive additional treatment. The length of time your child remains at the hospital differs depending on the reason for the removal.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>At SickKids, the interventional radiologists work in the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Department of Diagnostic Imaging – Division of Image Guided Therapy (IGT)</a>. You can call and speak to the Vascular Access Service resource nurse at (416) 813-6986 during working hours, or leave a message with the Vascular Access Team. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, please call The Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at 416-813-7500 and ask them to page your child’s doctor on call, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/central_venous_line_removal_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/central_venous_line_removal_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgCentral venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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