CVL/PICC dressing change procedure

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If your child has a CVL or PICC, the dressing must be changed regularly to prevent infection. Learn how to change your child's CVL or PICC dressing using antiseptic non-touch technique.

Key points

  • The dressing will need to be changed every seven days for a clear dressing and every two days for a gauze dressing, unless otherwise specified.
  • It is important to follow the instructions exactly as they are given to you in order to keep the site clean and prevent infection.
  • The dressing change procedure uses aseptic non-touch technique to minimize the risk of infection.
Last updated: July 29th 2021