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Q: Do you need to use a skin protectant prep pad when using a Clik-FIX Peripheral device?

A: No, it is not needed with the Clik-FIX Peripheral device unless your hospital protocol requires it.

Q: How should the skin be prepped before applying the Clik-FIX Peripheral device?

A: When using the Clik-FIX Peripheral device, prep and cleanse the insertion and securement area according to your facility protocol.

Q: How long can the Clik-FIX Peripheral device remain on the patient?

A: The Clik-FIX Peripheral device can remain on the patient anywhere from 1-7 days, depending on specific patient circumstances. Clik-FIX securement devices should be changed at least every 7 days, or when clinically indicated.

Q: Can the Clik-FIX Peripheral device be used on frail or sensitive skin?

A: We have made the device with adhesives and materials to make it less problematic for patients with skin sensitivities. Always follow your facility protocol and use clinical judgment when treating patients with sensitive skin. The Clik-FIX Peripheral device has a skin-friendly adhesive. It is comfortable and there are no hard plastic parts. The Clik-FIX Peripheral device is made entirely of soft foam. The Clik-FIX Peripheral device is contraindicated for use on compromised skin (skin with open wounds, burns, lesions, rashes, irritation, known tape or adhesive allergies, or hypersensitivity).

Q: What is the extra foam strip used for?

A: You can use the additional foam strip to secure the j-loop, write the date/time/name, or support the IV tubing.

Q: What is the Clik-FIX Peripheral device made of?

A: The Clik-FIX Peripheral device (PCS-1011) is made of a polyethylene foam cushion. The bio-occlusive window consists of a thin, polyurethane membrane coated with a light acrylic adhesive. All Clik-FIX devices are latex-free.

Q: What type of adhesive is used in the Clik-FIX Peripheral device?

A: The adhesive on the Clik-FIX Peripheral device is a skin-friendly, medical-grade, solvent-free, acrylic adhesive.

Q: What do you do if the hub of the catheter doesn’t line up with the foam base pad on the Clik-FIX Peripheral device?

A: The Clik-FIX Peripheral device is designed with a perforated edge so that the base pad can be removed if needed and repositioned to accommodate peripheral IVs of different sizes.

Q: Do I need to cover the Clik-FIX Peripheral device with bio-occlusive dressing?

A: No, the Clik-FIX Peripheral device is “all-in-one”, meaning that the bio-occlusive dressing is built into the device.

Q: Can the Clik-FIX Peripheral device be put into an IV start kit?

A: Yes, we have an off the shelf IV start kit, and we can make custom kits.

Q: Does the Clik-FIX Peripheral device require alcohol prep pads to remove?

A: Always follow your facility protocol when removing securement devices. In most cases, you do not need alcohol prep pads to remove the Clik-FIX Peripheral device. If difficulty is encountered while removing the Clik-FIX Peripheral device, please use alcohol prep pads to assist removal.

Q: Why is there a cutout window on the Clik-FIX Peripheral device?

A: The cutout window on the Clik-FIX Peripheral device secures around the perimeter of the hub, reducing direct pressure on top of the catheter hub and Luer lock junction to help reduce the risk of patient pressure points. The window also allows for visibility of the junction.

Q: Does the Clik-FIX Peripheral device contain latex?

A: No, none of the Clik-FIX devices contain latex.

Q: What is the shelf life of the Clik-FIX Peripheral device?

A: The shelf life of all Clik-FIX devices is 3 years.

Q: Does the bio-occlusive dressing on the Clik-FIX Peripheral device include CHG gel?

A: No, the Clik-FIX Peripheral device does not include CHG gel. We chose not to include CHG gel in this device because of the risk of skin sensitivity.

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