BARD tapered PICC site insertions oozing serous drainage
Recently we have had two patients ooze serous drainage requiring daily dressing changes.Â Neither of these patients had any edema present and we use the BIOPATCH (which plumps right up).Â
I have been asked by our CNO to research and see if this is being experienced by anyone else because a complaint was made by a physician who has experience using non-tapered PICCs and has not seen this happen.
I looked at both of these patients and did not see a large opening, edema, any reason as to why this occurred.
Has anyone experienced this?Â