Security matters to you and your patients
Providing exceptional I.V. site care is a tough job. You're expected to ensure I.V. sites are stable and secure, manage the risks of healthcare-acquired infections, provide a positive patient experience, and keep an eye on the bottom line. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011 and The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, 2016, recommended the use of a catheter stabilization device for all I.V. catheters. Catheter stabilization devices help secure and preserve the integrity of devices, minimize movement, prevent catheter dislodgement and may reduce the risk of infection for intravascular catheters.
3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advancement Securement Dressings include a deep notch, stabilization border, and dual adhesive technology to help provide the comfort and protection your patients deserve. These dressings meet the CDC and INS definitions as a catheter securement or stabilization device.(1,2)
Choose 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing if your facility protocol requires a separate stabilization device, or for more active patients and other situations requiring the highest level of catheter securement. The 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Systems were designed to minimize catheter migration and dislodgement complications yet remove gently, without causing patients undue pain or distress.(3,4)
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011. Available at: PDF
(2) Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, McGoldrick M, Orr M, Doellman D. Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. J Infus Nurs. 2016; 39(suppl 1):S1-S159.
(3) Maki DG. A Novel Integrated Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Transparent Dressing for Prevention of Vascular Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection: A Prospective Comparative Study in Healthy Volunteers. SHEA, April 2008.
(4) 3M Data on file.