If you need to go home with a PICC line, don’t worry! Your doctor or nurse will instruct you on how to look after the line and yourself. But here are some simple things you can do to take care of yourself whilst you have the line, and ensure it keeps working efficiently. 1. Prevent infection
When a child suffers a broken bone, it’s usually caused by scampering around the rocks at the beach, falling from a climbing frame at the park or other such misadventures. But as an adult, our breaks usually happen in more mundane circumstances; tripping on the stairs at work, falling from a chair we stood on to reach the back of the cupboard. Hardly exciting or glamorous!
The solution for cold toes caused by a plaster cast One of the many disadvantages of having a broken leg is cold, exposed toes. LimbO Products, however, have solved this problem by creating the ToeCozy. The ToeCozy is a soft, double layer polyester fleece which provides protection for exposed toes and keeps them warm and clean. Application of the ToeCozy couldn’t be easier as it can be simply slipped over the exposed toes and fastened behind the heel over the plaster cast using the Velcro® strap.