It isn't a dressing change at home because that takes sterile technique. Try teaching that to someone who hasn't a clue about sterile lol. I tried to teach Kay to do the saline/heparin flushes that need to be done once a day. She tried hard for a week but couldn't do it. She would get very nervous and break out in a sweat. She was afraid of messing up and ruining the line. I got them to put a long extension on the PICC and do my own flushes. They won't let me do my own dressing change because it is "sterile". Oh well. Suppose to get the port put in on the 17th.
Take GOoD care