Thursday, January 22, 2009

Innovation

The PICC line in Steve's left arm can't get wet. But Steve still needs to shower. So, each morning we cover the PICC line area on his bicep.

For the first couple of weeks, we used Glad Press'n Seal Wrap and tape. We would wrap his arm in the plasticky stuff and then tape the vertical seam and the top and bottom.

One of Dr. M's nurses recommended another way.

We use a latex glove.


Cut off the four fingers.


Slide the fingerless glove up the arm and then secure with tape on the top and bottom.

The problem with this method is that it's tricky to pull on, and the glove tends to roll at the top.

Steve created his own solution.

He cuts two pieces of tape and attaches them to the side of the glove to create handles.


Then he or I can hold on to the handles and pull up quickly and without much rolling.


Genius! That Steve is always solving problems.

2 comments:

Layne said...

Quick! To the patent office before Johnson and Johnson reads this!

Natalie Willis said...

Brilliant!! Hugs to you all!
Love,
Natalie
www.believeinmandy.blogspot.com