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How do I change my StatLock dressing?

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020

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In this regard, how often should a Statlock be changed?

The STATLOCK® device should be assessed daily and changed when clinically indicated, at least every seven days.

how do I apply Statlock? Identify proper securement site by gently laying the STATLOCK® Stabilization Device straight on the front of the thigh, then back up one inch towards the insertion site. * Make sure leg is fully extended. – Gently place the STATLOCK® Stabilization Device off to the side, away from the selected securement site.

Considering this, how do you change a PICC dressing?

Remove the dressing and check your skin:

  1. Put on the face mask and a pair of sterile gloves.
  2. Gently peel off the old dressing and Biopatch.
  3. Throw away the old dressing and gloves.
  4. Wash your hands and put on a new pair of sterile gloves.

What is a StatLock used for?

The patented StatLock® MultiPurpose Stabilization Device features nylon filaments used for needle-free stabilization. The long filaments (5") in the StatLock® MultiPurpose Stabilization Device are ideal for securing chest tubes, drainage tubes and other, large, medical tubes.

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