What is the aim of the project?

People who have a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) inserted at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) now usually get a bamboo arm cover to put over their dressing. This arm cover is called a PICCsox.

We don’t know what people think about these new arm covers or if they have any problems.

We would like to invite you to complete a phone survey (about 10 minutes) so we can find out if you had any problems whilst you had a PICCsox and what your views of this product are. You may also like to take part in longer interviews so we can understand your experience of this new product (about 30 minutes).

Project team

  • Dr Rebecca Sharp, University of South Australia
  • Ms Melita Cummings, Nurse Practitioner, South Australia Medical Imaging (SAMI)/ Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Ms Lili Jin, Nurse Consultant, South Australia Medical Imaging (SAMI)/ Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Dr Colin Ireland, University of South Australia
  • Prof Adrian Esterman, University of South Australia

Eligibility requirements

  • Over 18 years of age and reside in South Australia
  • Have/had a PICC inserted at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Live at home

If you are interested, please click HERE to get started.

This research project is being led by Dr Rebecca Sharp from the University of South Australia. If you would like to talk to Rebecca about the project, you can contact her by email Rebecca. Sharp@unisa.edu.au

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol reference number: 202724).