CareALine® Wrap & Sleeve
Information for You
CareALine® Wrap and CareALine® Sleeve
are used with certain types of central lines.
CareALine® is used with your sterile central
line dressing. The CareALine® helps keep
your central line and caps covering the end
of your central line protected from:
ξ Getting into diapers
ξ Dragging on the floor
ξ Being chewed on
ξ Pulling out accidentally
The CareALine® Wrap is used with tunneled
central lines (e.g. Hickman, Broviac, or
Implanted Port). The wrap is placed across
your chest to help keep your central line off
your skin and protected. The material is
made of cotton and spandex, and does not
have any metal snaps or clips.
The CareALine® Sleeve is used with
peripherally inserted central lines (e.g.
The sleeve is placed around your arm near
your PICC. The material is made of cotton
and spandex, and does not have metal snaps
How do I know what size wrap or sleeve
A nurse in the hospital or clinic will measure
your chest or arm to decide what size you
should wear. If you feel you your wrap or
sleeve is too small, contact your provider.
How do I care for my wrap or sleeve?
CareALine® Wraps and Sleeves are only to
be used with a single person and not shared.
The wraps and sleeves can be placed in the
washer and dryer. We recommend washing
your wrap or sleeve every 2-3 days. If your
wrap or sleeve gets dirty, take it off and
wash it right away.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 5/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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