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Note that the information provided here is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between the HPEN consumer and his or her physician. All issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. should be discussed with your health care provider prior to use. Medical information is reviewed by clinicians in a relevant field, but inclusion here does not imply endorsement by the Oley Foundation.

 

Many of these ideas were sent to us by Oley members. Where applicable, click on “member advice” to read the original suggestion.

Do you have another approach or product that works for you? Send your ideas to Lisa Metzger, metzgel@mail.amc.edu or The Oley Foundation, 43 New Scotland Ave., MC-28, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12208. We’d love to expand this useful resource.

For general information about swimming with a tube or catheter, click here or call us at (800) 776-6539.


  • AquaGuard® from Cenorin LLC: Dressing provides watertight seal over catheter site; available in several shapes and sizes; latex and DEHP free. www.aqua-guard.com or (800) 426-1042.

  • BathGuard™ from MedGuard LLC: A washable, reusable, protective covering for PICC line dressings; latex free; available in adult and pediatric sizes. www.medguard.net or (800) 713-1133.

  • Dry Pro’s PICC Line Protector™: Vacuum-sealed watertight cover for PICC line dressings; latex free. www.drycorp.com or (888) 337-9776 (US); or 00353 86 8766707 (UK).
     

  • LiquaShield: A waterproof, latex-free clear film with a medical grade adhesive tape around the edges that is water resistant when in contact with the skin. www.liquashield.com or (425) 652-0193.
     

  • Seal-Tight®: Reusable covering for PICC line dressings; latex free. www.brownmed.com or (800) 843-4395.
     

  • XeroSox®: Waterproof, vacuum-sealed protection for upper-limb PICC sites. Find on Amazon.com or (877) 937-0769.

 


Updated 12/17/14

 

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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