In the retrieval setting, IV access is crucial. Oil/blood/dirt all create difficulties for adhesives. This method is an effective way to reduce the chances of cannula displacement.
Materials needed: 1 x gauze.
Step 1: Secure the cannula with normal adhesive dressing if possible
Step 2: Start unrolling the crepe bandage from under the IVC, (1 roll)
Step 3: Roll again over the IVC , and roll distally over the pump set line (3 rolls)
Step 4: Create a loop with the pump set distally and return the line towards IVC
Step 5: Roll proximally ensuring access port is visible (2 rolls)
Step 6: Create a further loop proximally and return line distally, roll crepe (2 rolls)… secure end of crepe with tape