enhance the safety
of your patients
Our purpose is to put provide solutions to enhance the safety of your patients and increase clinical satisfaction.
a) Main contributing factor to catheter failure is dislodgement. One reliable study lists dislodgement as the reason for restarts in the majority of catheter failures.
b) Given the prevalence of both IV therapy and catheter failure as a result of dislodgement, this issue has huge implications for both patient safety and healthcare costs.
- Facilitates infusion of fluid, blood products, medication or blood sampling
- Helps preserve patient vascular access.
- Ensures continuous IV Placement.
- Improves patient comfort level throughout the IV Therapy.
- Assists in minimizing IV dislodgement, vein damage and muscle soreness.
- Increases clinician satisfaction and workflow efficiency.
Many different reasons can lead to accidental dislodgement including:
- Confused patient
- Patient physically removes IV
- IV catheter tape or securement is loose
- Patient moving around in bed with tangled tubing
- Patient going to bathroom forgetting IV is attached
- Patient hair growth or perspiration lifting dressing
- Bed transfer of patient
Dislodgements consume substantial nursing time
Replacement time for short PIVs was estimated to be 6 min. to 20 min. by 68% of those surveyed.
41% of clinicians said dislodgement always presented a safety risk.
66% considered dislodgements a safety risk either always or often.