• To give the antibiotic to your child, an intravenous catheter is placed in a superficial or deep vein.
  • The steps in the method below may serve as a guide; speak to your healthcare team about the specific equipment that your child uses.
  • This catheter requires special care to ensure proper function and prevent infections.
  • The catheter entry site should not change in appearance and the protective dressing should be kept clean and dry at all times.
  • Good handwashing is essential before and after providing care.
  • Optimize your child’s comfort during care with appropriate positioning and the use of distraction.


  • Monitoring of the catheter site and dressing should be done:
    • before and after each administration of an antibiotic with an elastomeric infusion pump or an ambulatory infusion pump operating on a discontinuous basis.
    • at least once a day when changing the bag or the reservoir cassette with or without the tubing, if continuous ambulatory infusion pump is used.
    • at least once a day if the catheter is not being used.
  • The length of the external part of the catheter must also be checked at least once a day.
  • Your healthcare team will advise you of the procedures for changing the dressing at the catheter entry site.

Required materials:

Refer to your healthcare team if the material used or the sequence of steps taught is different from what is described in the method of care.

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