Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Pediatric Central Line Protector ™ for?
The Pediatric Central Line Protector is for young, critically-ill or chronically-ill children, with surgically implanted central venous catheters or portacaths in the chest.
What is the Pediatric Central Line Protector ?
The Pediatric Central Line Protector is a soft-comfortable garment for children with a chest-located central venous catheter or a portacath designed to prevent the child from tampering with the lines, protect the surgical site and support the tubing of the catheter from the surgical site, while providing comfort to the child.
What happened to Summer’s Lifeguard?
Nothing. We’ve simply renamed the product to the Pediatric Central Line Protector to make the product easier to understand.
You have a right side version and a regular version, how do I choose?
If the line from the surgical site hangs towards the patient’s left side (your right) use the Regular Wrap. If the line from the site hangs towards the patient’s right side (your left) use the Right Side Wrap.
My child’s central line and lumen’s hang to the towards his/her right side, not left. What should I do?
Select the Right Side Wrap.
What colors and patterns do you offer?
We offer a cream, pink and blue version of the central line/port wrap.
Can the Pediatric Central Line Protector be worn while in the hospital?
We absolutely suggest that your child wear the garment in the hospital or at home, while the central venous catheter is surgically implanted in the chest.
My child has a port, should he/she use the Pediatric Central Line Protector ?
For children with ports, they can wear the Pediatric Central Line Protector , when the port is being accessed.
My child has a GI-Tube and a Central Venous Catheter, should he/she use the Pediatric Central Line Protector?
Yes! Many of our patients have both a G-Tube and a CVC and benefit from wearing the Pediatric Central Line Protector to prevent tampering with the lines. Parents often loop the lines of the G-Tube around the fingers of the wrap to prevent the weight of the lines from pulling on the skin at the insertion site.