Frequently Asked Questions – Neonatal PICC
Q: Do you need to use a skin protectant prep pad when using a Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device?
A: You must follow your facility protocol related to prepping the patient’s skin when applying the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device.
Q: How should the skin be prepped before applying the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device?
A: When using the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device, prep and cleanse the insertion and securement area according to your facility protocol.
Q: Does the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device contain latex?
A: No, none of the Clik-FIX devices contain latex.
Q: What is the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device made of?
A: The Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device (NPS-1006) is made of a polyethylene foam cushion. All Clik-FIX devices are latex-free.
Q: What type of adhesive is used in the Clik-FIX device?
A: The adhesive on the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device is a skin-friendly, medical-grade, solvent-free, acrylic adhesive.
Q: Should I cover the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device with a bio-occlusive dressing?
A: Always follow your facility protocol when dressing the catheter.
Q: What is the shelf life of the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device?
A: The shelf life of all Clik-FIX devices is 3 years.
Q: Can the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device be trimmed?
A: Yes, each side of the device can be slightly trimmed, but you must be careful as to not interfere with the velcro surfaces. Trimming should be done prior to placement as to not compromise the catheter.
Q: How long can the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device remain on the patient?
A: Remove the device according to your facility’s neonatal dressing change protocol, and also follow NANN, CDC, and INS recommendations.
Q: Can the Clik-FIX be used on compromised skin?
A: The Clik-FIX devices are contraindicated for use on compromised skin (skin with open wounds, burns, lesions, rashes, irritation, known tape or adhesive allergies, or hypersensitivity).
Q: What do the CDC guidelines recommend for PICC securement?
A: The CDC recommends to”use a sutureless securement device to reduce the risk of infection for intravascular catheters”. They also say the following:
“Catheter stabilization is recognized as an intervention to decrease the risk for phlebitis, catheter migration and dislodgement, and may be advantageous in preventing CRBSIs. Pathogenesis of CRBSI occurs via migration of skin flora through the percutaneous entry site. Sutureless securement devices avoid disruption around the catheter entry site and may decrease the degree of bacterial colonization. Using a sutureless securement device also mitigates the risk of sharps injury to the healthcare provider from inadvertent needlestick injury.” (source)
Q: What do the INS guidelines recommend for PICC securement?
A: The Infusion Nurses Society recommends the use of an engineered stabilization device (ESD) to avoid dislodgement and movement-related complications. The INS also recommends avoiding tape, as it is not an effective alternative to an ESD. (source)
Q: Can the Clik-FIX Neonatal PICC device be put into a PICC insertion kit or dressing kit?
A: Yes, we can work with your catheter manufacturer to place the Clik-FIX device in a custom kit.