Hi everyone . I'm probably worrying unnecessarily but I had my first visit from the district nurse today to flush out and change the dressing on my PICC. The hospital had done a wonderful job securing it and it has a little device on it called a Securacath which has to be lifted straight up to a 90° angle at every dressing change to be cleaned. When the nurse turned up she was a bit concerned because she hadn't seen one like mine before and wasn't confident to do the dressing. I showed her the information that had been given to me by the hospital showing how it should be done. She phoned her surgery to ask advice and it was agreed that if I was happy for her to go ahead she would do it . I was okay with this and everything was fine however I have had another look at the instructions for the Securacath and realised that she didn't actually lift up to clean underneath it . Now I have this little germ in my head wondering if it will be okay to leave it until next week. Has anybody else come across this problem? Chris xx
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