SHOWERsleeve - Keeping your PICC line and IV dry while you shower
Patients with a PICC line or IV line are usually receiving some form of chemotherapy, antibiotic, or hydration therapy. Already immunocompromised, these patients are extremely susceptible to infection. To reduce the chances of getting a water-based infection, patients need to keep their PICC line or IV dry. By using the Reusable and 100% Latex Free SHOWERsleeve, patients can take a refreshing shower and keep out unwanted moisture. Simply slide the SHOWERsleeve over the PICC line or IV and pull the elastic cord to the appropriate tension. Use a SHOWERsleeve today and find out how easy showering can be.
Ways to Reduce PICC line Infections
- Talk to the nurse and doctor about why you need the PICC line and where it will be placed. Find out the hospitalís procedures to reduce infection.
- Wash hands frequently. Make sure nurses and doctors wash their hands before touching your PICC line.
- Keep your PICC line dry at all times.
- Do not touch your PICC line or dressing.