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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Why are so many clinicians using outdated medical practices?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

Tips For Medical Distancing

“We just can’t get this close anymore!” REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TIMES FOR DIRECT CONTACT — REDUCE PPE USE, REDUCE CONTAMINATION RISK #1 Pre-Triage Assessment How do we pre-triage from a distance? Rather than using a hand held intermittent monitor that requires close proximity to the suspect patient and increases contamination risk, why not use [...]

By |2020-04-02T14:04:46-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Tips For Medical Distancing

Peripheral IV Catheters fail nearly 50% of the time. Why not secure them better?

Peripheral IV Catheters Fail Nearly 50% of the Time! Earlier this year, Starboard Medical attended, CALIVAN, the local Southern California AVA Chapter Annual Conference. A big shout out to CALIVAN for putting on a great event full of fantastic education. The first presentation, The Cost of PIV Failure, presented by Judy Thompson, MSN, RN was [...]

By |2019-11-19T17:35:52-08:00November 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Peripheral IV Catheters fail nearly 50% of the time. Why not secure them better?

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