IVs are astonishingly common in hospitals.
In fact, hospitals patients are more likely to get an IV than any other device, as over 80% of patients do1. In the USA alone, 300 Million PIVs2 and 7 Million PICC/Centrals3 are placed every year. Worldwide, over 1 billion IV catheters are placed annually4.
The average hospital has approximately 50 movement-related IV complications each day2, as 30.2% of PICC lines5 and 46% of all PIVs inserted fail2 due to complications, costing each hospital an average of $1,013,380 per year6.
Increasing use of IV
catheters requires better
Unstable catheters increase complication risk.
IV failure creates problems for patients,
healthcare professionals, and hospitals.
Patients can experience anxiety and stress of placing or re-siting the catheter, delay in therapy, pain, and complications.
Healthcare professionals experience re-insertion anxiety too. Having to explain to the patient they are getting another stick, the struggle to find another good vein, and the additional contamination and needlestick risk are a lot for the already overburdened HCW.
Hospitals have to swallow the expense of supplies and labor and deal with patient satisfaction.
INS and CDC Guidelines
The Infusion Nurses Society recommends the use of an engineered stabilization device (ESD) to avoid dislodgement and movement-related complications. The INS also recommends avoiding tape, as it is not an effective alternative to an ESD.
The CDC recommends the use of a sutureless securement device to reduce the risk of infection for intravascular catheters. They also recommend covering the site with transparent dressing, which we incorporated into our all-in-one peripheral securement device. All of our devices adhere to these guidelines and help to reduce the risk movement-related complications.
Our IV Securement Solution
Clik-FIX Catheter Securement Devices
Starboard Medical’s Clik-FIX Catheter Securement Devices provide a solution to common catheter securement problems. Clik-FIX stabilizes the catheter in a manner that keeps it as motion free as possible thereby reducing the risk of complications associated with catheter movement.
At Starboard Medical, we design our products with patient care in mind. We try to minimize problems for patients, clinicians, and hospitals alike. All of our devices are made with a soft foam base to maximize patient comfort and help reduce the risk of pressure injuries from the catheter hub. Our devices are simple, easy to use, and secure.
We listen to customers, and we are constantly developing new products with cutting-edge features. We will be adding additional securement devices to our Clik-FIX line in the near future.
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2.Helm RE, Klausner JD, Klemperer JD, Flint LM, Huang E. Accepted but unacceptable: peripheral IV catheter failure. J Infus Nurs. 2015;38(3):189-203. doi:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000100
3.Moureau N, Chopra V. Indications for peripheral, midline and central catheters: summary of the MAGIC recommendations. Br J Nurs. 2016;25(8):S15-S24. doi:10.12968/bjon.2016.25.8.S15
4.Alexandrou E, Ray-Barruel G, Carr PJ, et al. International prevalence of the use of peripheral intravenous catheters. J Hosp Med. 2015;10(8):530-533. doi:10.1002/jhm.2389
5.Grau D, Clarivet B, Lotthé A, Bommart S, Parer S. Complications with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) used in hospitalized patients and outpatients: a prospective cohort study. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2017;6:18. Published 2017 Jan 28. doi:10.1186/s13756-016-0161-0
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