BUFF Sleeve CareAline PICC Line Sleeve
Introducing our BUFF Sleeve - CareAline PICC line sleeves - based on the Fitzpatrick Scale. Starting with 4 tones, we want everyone to be able to have the privacy of a sleeve that blends in so their personality can stand out.
Be an active member of your healthcare team. Take a proactive approach in managing the risks associated with your PICC line
CareAline’s Hypoallergenic PICC Line Sleeve with patented utility offers a buttonhole that guides line(s) off the skin providing a barrier from bacteria and contamination, while also protecting the skin from irritation and pressure related injuries, helping reduce exposure to infection. It is the only product on the market to have a securing pocket technology to safely store and secure PICC Lines and extensions. The two-layer design provides safe securement that keeps the patient in mind and was functionally designed to reduce dependency on adhesive products. Hypoallergenic cotton offers high quality comfort first, breathable material, with no added skin irritants such as coatings, latex or rubber. Product is easily washable in a machine washer and dryer, or by hand in a hospital.
How to use the CareAline PICC Sleeve
After simply pulling the sleeve onto your arm and over the insertion site, the cap(s) and line is fed through a buttonhole then placed in a pocket. The pocket is a simple but important feature that keeps lines and caps off of the skin and is unique to CareAline’s patented products. The top of the sleeve is then folded down providing a second layer of protection. Access the line as indicated while keeping the sleeve in place and secure. The pocket can be faced up or down to accommodate line placement.
Designed for the arm or leg the CareAline PICC sleeve can easily be moved to the side (just like your clothing) for a site check. It does not contain latex or any type of metal that would interfere with an MRI or any other scan.
Whether at the hospital, clinic, home or in the community, you will be provided with the privacy and security to live your life free from the risk associated with hanging venous access lines.
All of our products can be machine washed on any cycle. We recommend machine drying on a medium heat cycle.
When in the hospital, you can wash in the sink and lay flat to dry when necessary.**
We recommend washing every 1-3 days and when soiled.
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT REPLACE THE STERILE BANDAGE USED TO SECURE THE TUBING AT THE INSERTION SITE
**AVOID STRETCHING THE FABRIC WHEN WET - DO NOT WRING, OR HANG TO DRY
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I wanted a picc cover that blended better with my skin and didn't stand out under clothing. My skin is a Fitzpatrick 2-3, so I chose to try a Buff 1 and Buff 4. Color: while I knew the Buff 1 would be lighter than my skin, it actually wasn't a bad match for untanned skin. The Buff 4 is a little darker than my tanned skin. Fabric: it is stretchy and soft. It stays up well and doesn't slide down my arm. It also doesn't grip so tight as to create a fat bulge in the back of my arm. Very pleased with this so far. Pocket: it's a little off because the end of my extension tube doesn't line up with the pocket, but it doesn't matter because the tubing stays put anyway under the folded-over part. Overall, this is a very nice sleeve to protect my picc line between dressing changes. It is comfortable and meets my need for a discrete cover that isn't visible under light clothing, and even blends while wearing shorter sleeved styles. I would like to see an intermediate color shade but these colors bookend my own skin tones fairly well.