Central venous line (CVL) removal: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Learn how to care for your child at home after a CVL removal procedure.

Key points

  • Keep the CVL dressings as dry as possible for at least 48 hours.
  • Remove all dressings after 48 hours if a scab has formed at the removal site.
  • Give your child acetaminophen for pain.
  • Avoid physical activities for two weeks.
Last updated: September 22nd 2021