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Bandage Change on a Central IV Catheter (Cambio del apósito para el catéter intravenoso central)

A bandage (also called a dressing) covers your child’s IV catheter entrance site. The catheter bandage keeps the IV catheter from moving and stops germs from entering your child’s vein. You must change the catheter bandage once a week or any time it becomes loose, dirty, or wet.

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