I had a PICC line cover from “live better with cancer” as I found the ones from the hospital were either too large or too small.
The cover was brilliant in keeping my line dry and was very easy to put on. I used to put cling film over my tubigrip which helped the top elastic to slide easily over the line itself as I worried about it catching. I did find the bottom elastic particularly tight, especially if my veins were feeling sore. It would feel like I was wearing a tourniquet so didn’t spend long in the shower on those days!
Hope that helps a bit. Xx
I am doing some research for a student design project about PICC line covers /sleeves. I am looking to redesign the sleeve to improve user experience.
I would be really interested if you had a minute to give me your opinions on what you liked/ didn’t about your sleeve / cover. Any insights are welcome, and please let me know if you have any thoughts for aspects that you felt worked particularly well or need improvement.
I have personally never had a PICC line therefore any insight or opinions you give me will be extremely valuble for my research.
Thank you so much for your help,
Hi Jessylou, I nterested in who told you it would last a year. My Onco had a Hickman line put in me as it lasts longer than a PICC line. My treatment is five months. Perhaps it will be replaced at regular intervals?
Hi I understand you make picc sleeves, I have large arms although female.
I would be grateful for some pics and prices
I was also searching for Picc line. It's a bit of a nightmare trying to find them. I didn't particularly want to order from the US - found it on Live Better With. They ship to the UK! They arrived really quickly I think it was just a two day wait. X
Have a look for AyaCovers on Etsy. Found them perfect, best range of designs and I think about £7 each.
although from USA, I recall they came really quickly.
Everyone used to ask where they were from, when my line was removed I passed them on to the lady in the next seat!
Hi, I'm also looking to buy picc line covers......
The tubigrip from hospital is so clinical and well - tatty so quick!
there's a real gap in the UK market isn't there!
if anyone can message or reply with places to get them I'd be extreme greatful xx
Hi there. I'm looking for a PICC line fabric cover - could you please give me the details of the lady in Wales?
hi are you still looking for Picc line covers? I got mine from a lady in Wales (she started making them when she was ill). They are made out of Jersey fabric so they stretch but there not waterproof just to protect your line.
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Hope this helps
Very best wishes
I'm new to this so don't know how to send a PM. Have you managed to create one of these PICC line covers? I would love to hear more.