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Clinicians

Patient Safety is Priority

Be at the forefront of patient safety and satisfaction with CareAline PICC Sleeves and Central Line (CVC) Wraps.  

CareAline wants to work with you to take a proactive approach in safety and comfort for patients with PICC Lines, Central Lines, Gtube/PEG Tubes, and other implanted lines. Our next generation vascular access line management garments help hospitals improve outcomes, lower costs, and increase patient satisfaction, value, and quality of life. Our products help hospitals create a complete vascular line management and care system that functions from inpatient, to clinic, to home and back - from line insertion to removal, on and off treatment.

CareAline products are clinically tested and shown to reduce or eliminate PICC Line dislodgement and Central Line dislodgement and reduce central line breaks, our products lower per patient costs, reduce readmissions, reduce exposure to external contamination, and reduce hospital and outpatient vascular access line complication rates (pressure ulcers, MARSI, dislodgement, line-breaks, and associated CLABSI).

CareAline products are hospital-used, clinically effective, reimbursable, and clinician and patient loved.

“I presented the wrap and sleeve, and the data from my audit, to our hospital wide Central Line Associated BloodStream Infection (CLABSI) Team and they have requested them to be available for all of our pediatric patients with CVC or PICC Lines. We are in the process of acquiring the product for all of our patients, with CVC or PICC lines, in C.S. Mott Children’s hospital and making it available for them. I would recommend these wraps and sleeves to patients who have the potential to break and/or infect their lines.”

              - Nancy E. Tena, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CPHON, BMTCN, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System

CareAline Products are cost effective and proven vascular access securement devices you can add to your PICC and Central Line Safety Bundles and start seeing results right away.

Improve Outcomes

         • Reduce dislodgement, Clabsi's, MARSI, and other complications

         • Improve Safety

Increase Value:

         • Increase patient satisfaction & experience

“Our two year old child with a central line and a g-tube was constantly pulling on his line. Finally he actually pulled it out so far that he needed surgery to move it to a new site. No one slept soundly because he usually did this at night, so we had to watch him constantly. We ordered four of your central line wraps and they worked perfectly. We are so happy with this product. Even the child seems to feel more secure, he does not bother the central line any more. You have created a product that gives our entire family peace of mind. Thank you”  Cindy harrison

“I bought this sleeve for my 13-year-old daughter. She loves it! It covers her picc line thoroughly; making her feel that is is more secure and sanitary than any other cover. The pocket for the capped lumens and the fold-over sleeve help so much. It is also stylish. She is our fashionista kid and wants to still feel pretty even while on tpn with a camelpack backpack all day. With the help of this sleeve, she makes picc line tpn look beautiful!”  Cynthia

         • Reduce readmissions

Reduce Costs:

         • Higher value based care returns

         • Increased efficiencies in staff and resource use

The importance of preventing line complications

Sixty percent of pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders have long-term ambulatory central lines, and there are 2 to 2.5 times more ambulatory CLABSIs than inpatient CLABSIs in pediatric cancer patients. Implementing a care bundle in the ambulatory setting has been shown to reduce the rates of central-line associated bloodstream infections significantly. 1

Why is it important to focus on ambulatory CLABSIs? "They cost $37,000 per infection, and the biggest risk is the risk placed on patients—there's the risk of sepsis and possible death," says Amanda Willits, M.S.N., R.N., Hematology/Oncology Educator at Children's Hospital & Medical Center. "Plus, they could face readmission and risk of relapse when treatments are delayed because of a central line infection." Willits shared her team's strategy for improvement at the 2018 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference. 2

During the study period (2003-2009), 2574 PICCs were placed in 1807 children. Complications necessitating catheter removal occurred in 20.8% of PICCs during 46,021 catheter days (11.6 complications per 1,000 catheter days). These included accidental dislodgement (4.6%), infection (4.3%), occlusion (3.6%), local infiltration (3.0%), leakage (1.5%), breaks (1.4%), phlebitis (1.2%) and thrombosis (0.5%). 3

Around 30% of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) fail from vascular, infectious or mechanical complications. Effective PICC dressing and securement may prevent PICC failure. 4

40 patients (< 4yrs of age) with CVC’s were audited at C.S. Mott Children’s hospital over a 2-year span. It was learned that 33% of these patients had a line break and/or infection. They all had to receive a new CVC. This meant another surgery, further hospitalization, and an extra course of antibiotics.

The hospital trialed the CareAline wrap with these young patients and found them helpful in securing their lines. The wrap and sleeve, and the data from the audit, were presented to the hospital wide Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) Team and they have requested them to be available for all of their pediatric patients with CVC or PICC Lines. 5

For more information on our clinical evaluations and improvements Click Here!

Letters of Recommendation:

From Nancy Tena, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CPHON, BMTCN

From Claudia Hoyen, MD  Director of Pediatric Infection Control and Innovation  Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

 

Thank you for your interest, and for making CareAline® Products your standard of care for PICC Lines, Central Lines and Various Feeding Tubes

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