CVL/PICC cap change

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If your child has a CVL/PICC, you will be taught how to change the cap before your child is discharged from hosptial. Learn the steps you need to follow for a CVL/PICC cap change.

Key points

  • To avoid residue build up and to reduce the risk of infection and leakage, cap changes for CVL/PICC should be done once a week or as needed.
  • During a cap change procedure, everyone in the room must wear a mask, including your child.
  • This procedure uses aseptic non-touch technique to minimize the risk of infection.
Last updated: July 29th 2021