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A History of Catheter Securement

Did you ever wonder where catheter securement devices came from, who invented them, who developed them, or why they were ever created in the first place? The history of catheter securement devices started with a tragedy - a needlestick injury that would change the way catheters are secured for the better.  According to [...]

By |2020-08-11T14:51:11-07:00August 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A History of Catheter Securement

A Life-Changing Product That Wasn’t Given a Chance.

One of the most bittersweet things that can happen to a small medical device company like us is when a patient reaches out to us about how happy they are with one of our products.  This sounds like it should be a happy incident, but sometimes it's not. Last year, an elderly patient [...]

By |2020-07-16T18:02:14-07:00July 16th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A Life-Changing Product That Wasn’t Given a Chance.

Why Protective Shields Are Crucial Right Now

Introducing Mask2Shield™, turn any mask into a protective shield in seconds.     No one could have predicted that 2020 would fold out as it has. Recent events have changed how the world works, how we do things. It has changed the protocol for almost every aspect of life, and has made us reconsider what [...]

By |2020-07-01T09:53:51-07:00July 1st, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Protective Shields Are Crucial Right Now

Flex Your Muscles and Make a Change

There has always been a silent war going on in the medical world, one fought between large medical device suppliers and small ones.  The issue has always been that large suppliers simply have more muscle. They have the ability to sway product decisions in their favor. As a small business, we are tired of [...]

By |2020-06-23T14:09:25-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Flex Your Muscles and Make a Change

The Travesty That is Tape

Why are so many clinicians using outdated medical practices? Have you ever started a shift, walked into your patient’s room, and wondered why their IV looks like a bad wrapping job at Christmas time? Asking yourself why on earth did they need to use so much tape? Oftentimes it is because the method of [...]

By |2020-06-05T10:50:12-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Travesty That is Tape

Socially Distance with IV Pumps Outside the Room

We are living in a time of unprecedented events. COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it and is forcing us to make changes to the way we function. It is testing the creativity and innovation of the human mind. The medical industry is evolving because of this virus and testing the limits [...]

By |2020-06-02T10:03:16-07:00May 26th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Socially Distance with IV Pumps Outside the Room

Results from Catheter Securement Survey

We did a survey that spanned three conferences over two years. The survey was on, you guessed it, catheter securement devices. We asked nurses from all over to fill out a short little form, first at AVA 2017, then INS 2018, and finally AVA 2018. The AVA conference is one of the largest gatherings of [...]

By |2018-12-12T19:25:50-08:00December 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Results from Catheter Securement Survey

How Starboard Medical’s Clik-FIX Catheter Securement is Better Than the Market Leading Device

PICC line maintenance is essential, and improper maintenance can cause all sorts of problems. The right catheter securement device should provide a certain level of security, placing it should be simple and not interfere with the PICC line or comfort of the patient, and it should be durable. The right catheter securement should provide excellent [...]

By |2018-12-06T19:30:34-08:00December 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Starboard Medical’s Clik-FIX Catheter Securement is Better Than the Market Leading Device

6 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Clik-FIX PICC/Central Catheter Securement

PICC lines are found in every hospital in every city in every country in the world. They are an essential part of patient care. But, not all catheter securement systems are the same. The current device that most hospitals use have issues that have existed for years! The nurses are so used to them that [...]

By |2018-12-01T00:23:01-08:00December 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Clik-FIX PICC/Central Catheter Securement

Resisting Change – Why Many Hospitals are Behind the Times

Hospitals today have nurses of varying ages across 4 very different and distinct generations. A lot of nurses have been working at the same place for the majority of their career and are comfortable doing what they have always done. They are also a little too comfortable using the medical devices they have always [...]

By |2018-11-29T22:30:44-08:00November 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Resisting Change – Why Many Hospitals are Behind the Times