advertiser banner advertiser banner advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Archive >  February, 2014 XV, No. 2

Ideas That Work: The Tegaderm Stretch

Don't Peel Off the Tegaderm -- Stretch It

TBD
Tegaderm Stretch SKIN-SAVER Instead of peeling off the Tegaderm, stretch it.

THE TEGADERM STRETCH
Don't Peel Off the Tegaderm — Stretch It

There's so much focus on painless IV starts, but what about the hurt patients feel when you remove the Tegaderm once you've discontinued the IV? Try this simple solution: Instead of peeling off the Tegaderm, stretch it. Doing so will immediately release the stickiness, making it painless (and quick) for your patient. Use your dominant hand to stretch the Tegaderm out and pull up while stabilizing the hub of the IV catheter with your non-dominant hand.

Kendall Stinnett, RN
Maryville (Tenn.) Surgical Center
khstinnett@nueterra.org

 
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

DID YOU SEE THIS?
Ophthalmology

The End of Phacoemulsification?

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

Ideas That Work: On-Time Starts

Bedside Check-In

Ideas That Work: Color Codes

Identify Fall-Risk Patients

Ideas That Work: The Price Is Right

Guess-That-Cost Contest