Enjoying the summer with a PICC line
As we head into the warmer months, you’ll want to make the most of summer. And having a PICC line shouldn’t stop you! Here at LimbO, we know how important it is to be able to get outdoors, stay cool in the pool, and just generally enjoy yourself during the warmer weather. With a bit of extra planning and taking some care, you can still soak up the summer.
1. Keep your arm dry with our PICC line waterproof protector
It’s important to keep your PICC line dry. A wet PICC line dressing can lead to infection, so if it does get wet, contact your healthcare team straight away. Our LimbO for PICC line protection means you can splash about in the sea, or relax in a pool without worrying about the dressing getting wet.
2. Bring extra towels
Going to the beach? Don’t let a PICC line stop you, just make sure you take a few extra precautions to keep the PICC line protected. Take a few extra towels, and that way you can lie down on the beach or just sit in a beach chair and enjoy the view. Have some extra clean towels handy to keep your PICC line free from sand.
3. Finally, relax!
Living with a PICC line isn’t always easy. So it’s important that you take time for yourself and to relax. You may not be able to join all with all the activities the summer months have to offer, but putting yourself first is vital for your self care. If you’re suffering, in discomfort or undergoing treatment this summer, spend time doing something that makes you happy, whether it’s an evening walk on a warm evening, or going for a drive listening to your favourite music. Have fun!
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