My daughter is using the Mio infusion set and is doing well with everything but it seems to come off before it is time to change the site. What is the best way to get it to stick better? I know there is IV Prep and Skin Prep. What do most people use and what works best?

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I used IV prep and then they had a sequence that was recalled. My supplier then switched to the ReliaMed Protective Barrier Wipes. However, in my last order, which came directly from MiniMed (switched insurance), I got IV Preps. Both have worked fine for me.

IV3000 has a tape which has a hole in it for the hub of the set. It's very easy to put on, and I've had a much better time keeping sets in than without it. You can ask your pump supplier if they carry it, and maybe they'd send you a couple of samples.

If you do decide to use it, the best way to put it on is to disconnect the tubing, line the hole up with the hub, get it smoothed down, and then reconnect. That's NOT the way I was taught, and I think the written directions show putting it on with the tubing connected, but that's clumsy and often as not you get the tubing and the tape messed up together.

I use Skintac wipes, previously with Quicksets then just switched over to Mios. Haven't lost one yet. Just make sure it dries before you insert the set and try not to get it on your fingers.

I have used the Mio set and found that the adhesive bandage was just to small, the Quick set has a bigger bandage and stays put. Also when using the IV Prep wipe don't wait until the skin is completely dry. When it is still a little wet then apply the infusion set. It sort of acts as a glue. Hope that helps. J

Thank you!! We will definitely try some of these suggestions. Medtronic sent some samples of all of the above.

I had a trouble until a realized that my shower gellhad oil in it and I wasn't getting it all cleaed off with the wipes.




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