Bard Aspira Dressing Kit Includes
- Blue CSR Wrap
- Split 4 X 4 Inch Gauze-2
- Clear Adhesive dressing-1
- Tape Strips (3 per)-1
- Wipes, 30% Isopropyl Alcohol-3
- Gauze 4 X 4 Inch-4
- Pair Gloves-1
What to buy with Aspira Dressing Kit
How to use Bard Aspira Dressing Kit?
- Carefully remove the clear dressing, gauze, and split catheter pad from your catheter.
- Wash hands with warm, soapy water. Scrub for one full minute. Rinse. Dry using a clean towel or clean paper towels.
- Peel open the pouch with the dressing kit.
NOTE: Do not touch any unclean surface, such as your skin, clothing, or furniture, with your gloves.
- Remove the gloves from the pouch.
- Pick up one glove at the cuff end and put it on your hand. Then, with the newly gloved hand, pick up the second glove and put it on your other hand.
- Remove the blue CSR wrap from the pouch and place it on the clean workspace. Pull on the corner sticking out of the edge of the sheet to open it.
- Lay the sheet flat so you can see the dressing supplies.
- Clean the skin around the catheter exit site with an alcohol pad.
NOTE: Make sure the exit site and skin around the catheter are dry before completing the dressing.
- Place the split catheter pad on the skin around the catheter.
- If you change your dressing every time you drain, coil the catheter on top of the pad. If you change your dressing less often than you drain, lay the catheter down toward your waist.
- Place gauze over the top of the catheter.
- Hold gauze, catheter, and split pad in place with one hand.
NOTE: You may need the help of a caregiver for the next step. Make sure the caregiver washes their hands, scrubbing for one full minute, rinsing, and drying on a clean paper towel or towel before helping dress the exit site.
- Remove the inner rectangle from the dressing, then remove the printed backing. Place the clear dressing over the catheter and gauze. Make sure the dressing sticks to the skin around the gauze. Remove the paper edge from the dressing and smooth down the dressing edges. Be careful, the clear dressing is very sticky.
NOTE: If you change your dressing every time you drain fluid, your dressing is now complete. Throw away any leftover supplies. If you dress your catheter less often, continue with these final steps before proceeding to the next section.
- If you left the catheter hanging down, tape the rest of the catheter to the skin where it is most comfortable.
- Follow a clean procedure when dressing the catheter
- Check packages for damage before opening them
- Ensure the expiration date has not passed
- Inspect the kit to ensure all components are included
- If you develop a fever (body temperature above 100.5º F [38º C]), notice redness, swelling, oozing, or have pain at the exit site, these may be signs of infection that may require treatment. Consult with a doctor immediately.
- Do not reuse. Intended for single-use
- Be careful when removing the dressing not to dislodge the catheter