Users' questions

Where is the bio patch placed on a patient with a central line?

Where is the bio patch placed on a patient with a central line?

A. Biopatch should be placed on all central venous catheters.

How should you perform a central venous line dressing change?

Follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands for 30 seconds with soap and water.
  2. Dry with a clean paper towel.
  3. Set up your supplies on a clean surface on a new paper towel.
  4. Put on a pair of clean gloves.
  5. Gently peel off the old dressing and Biopatch.
  6. Put on a new pair of sterile gloves.

What does a bio patch do?

Biopatch (for the skin) is used to clean the skin to prevent infection that may be caused by surgery, injection, or skin injury.

How does Biopatch dressing help prevent Central line infections?

BioPatch® dressing has been shown to reduce the rate of central line infections up to 69%. Without the use of BioPatch dressing, bacteria can quickly recolonize on a patient’s skin following antiseptic application. BioPatch’s unique mode of action works by slowly releasing the antimicrobial and antifungal CHG from the dressing foam.

Do you have to change the Biopatch every time you change the dressing?

As mentioned above, always make sure the BioPatch is placed with the white foam side is facing down. The antimicrobial foam must always be in contact with the skin. If after application you notice the white foam side is facing you, it must be changed immediately.

Which is the best Biopatch dressing for CHG?

The only CHG dressing with over 25 years of extensive clinical use. § Trusted by more than 60% of hospitals across the nation. ¶ CHG dressing with 360° coverage provides skin antisepsis around the entire insertion site. 6 BIOPATCH ® CHG dressing is easy to apply and remove.

Where to place Biopatch dressing on a catheter?

Place Biopatch so pre-cut slit is oriented near or under the catheter, facing toward end of the catheter. Ensure edges remain together to maximize effectiveness Don’t place Biopatch on wet Chlora- prep. Allow it to dry! Lay BIOPATCH Dressing on top of the catheter hub.