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Instructions for use 7cmx9cm

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This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.


 

Instructions for Use

 

S&N Code Dimensions Recommended Indications
4006 7cm x 9cm Ported peripheral catheters

 

Instructions for use 1
Instructions for use 2
Instructions for use 3
Instructions for use 4
Clean and thoroughly dry application area.


1. Remove carrier (1) from the dressing. Remove the securing strips from the printed carrier paper (1) and apply as required, ensuring that the strips do not cover the insertion site. The strips can be used on the catheter wings or hub for improved security, to secure tubing or to stabilise catheter lumens.


2. Remove the protector paper (2) in the direction indicated in the diagram. The dressing can now be held in one hand, holding the edge away from the aperture for easy approximation to catheter location.


3. Position the dressing with the catheter port sitting snugly in the circular aperture of the handle.


4. Adhere the film part of the dressing over the catheter.


5. Remove the remaining protector papers (3) x 2 and adhere the fabric handles over the wings of the catheter.


6. Remove the printed transparent carrier (4) by lifting the non-adhesive tab at end of the dressing and pulling diagonally as indicated. You may wish to steady the catheter with the other hand at this stage.


7. Mould the film around the catheter to complete dressing application.


8. In accordance with local clinical protocols, information may be recorded with a ballpoint pen on the documentation label before removing from the carrier and being placed in the patient's notes, on the skin or on the dressing (without obscuring the view of the catheter site).


9. If using more than one dressing, do not allow the dressings to overlap.


10. Remove dressing by loosening the film and stretching the dressing parallel to the patient's skin while stabilising the patient's skin and catheter with the other hand. Alternatively, use an alcohol wipe to break the adhesive seal. If the skin is particularly fragile then warm soap and water may be used to break the adhesive bond and to ease the dressing off.