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Our LONG sleeves are especially designed for those customers whose PICC line is situated closer to the elbow
or who simply prefer a longer sleeve.
It’s taken us a while to add longer sleeves to our range because we found that simply adding a few centimetres to our standard patterns did not give the security of fit we felt our customers need. So, being PICC-Me, we started from scratch and have completely re-designed the sleeve with a new contoured shape which fits more securely at the upper arm while giving freedom at the elbow.
Open the pack…
Remove and KEEP the Care Instruction Card… It has washing instructions and our website and contact details for future reference.
Unfold the sleeve…
Now find the tag on the inside seam. The tag indicates the UPPER EDGE of the sleeve. CAREFULLY draw the UPPER edge over the dressing and port. The sleeve should sit comfortably over the PICC line port and cover the clear film dressing.
Your sleeve should be comfortable to wear…
Your PICC-Me sleeve should be a snug, secure fit but it should not be uncomfortable, overly tight or restrictive. It has been carefully designed to be comfortable to wear but if you are in any doubt about the comfort, fit or application of your sleeve, please contact us at PICC-Me Customer Care or ask your doctor, ward or community nurse who can guide you to the best care for your particular PICC line.
My sleeve slips down
The clear, sterile dressing applied over your PICC line may have a glossy surface which can cause your PICC line sleeve to slip. If this does occur, we recommend that PICC-Me sleeves are worn over the tubular stretch covering supplied by your ward or community nurse. However, if your sleeve regularly slips down, you probably need a smaller size. See our Size Guide or contact us at PICC-Me Customer Care for advice.
My sleeve rolls down at the top
If your sleeve rolls over on the top edge, your sleeve may be too small. The solution is to re-measure and to usually have a larger size. See our Size Guide or contact us at PICC-Me Customer Care for advice.
We recommend our sleeves are hand-washed in a light detergent, rinsed well and dried flat, ideally in an airing cupboard away from direct heat. Avoid ironing sleeves with metallic effects. Do NOT dry clean, tumble dry, bleach or leave in contact with direct heat.
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