How to care for the LINQ incision – (Posted late on 11/29 from 11/24)

When the Reveal LINQ is inserted between your client’s fourth and fifth rib on the side of the heart, there will be a 1 cm incision that will have to be tended to. Your client will go home with a plastic bandage and gauze or cotton covering the wound which is cinched up with tape.

In 24 hours, the outer bandage should be taken off. The tape should be left on until it falls off. If it falls off with the outer bandage, this is okay, but if it can be left on to protect the incision, it should be left on. Normally the tape will fall off by itself in a few days’ time.

While the tape is on and the wound is healing, it should not get wet. This means that your client should not take a shower for four or five days to protect the wound. Neither should your client apply lotions, powders or perfumes to the incision spot. It is very important that they know this and follow it. By helping them to understand, you are once again showing your client, without a doubt, that With Age Comes Respect.

This is your goal. This is your belief. Keep at it. You are doing great!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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