Frequently Asked Questions – Clik-FIX Universal Device
Q: Do you need to use a skin protectant prep pad when using a Clik-FIX device?
A: No, it is not needed with the Clik-FIX unless your hospital protocol requires it.
Q: How long can the 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: What is the Clik-FIX made of?
A: The Clik-FIX Universal device (LLS-1021) is made of a polyethylene foam cushion. All Clik-FIX devices are latex-free.
Q: What type of adhesive is used in the Clik-FIX Universal device?
A: The adhesive on the Clik-FIX Universal device is a skin-friendly, medical-grade, solvent-free, acrylic adhesive.
Q: Should I cover the Clik-FIX with a bio-occlusive dressing?
A: Cover the Clik-FIX device according to your hospital protocol.
Q: Can the Clik-FIX Universal device be put into a PICC insertion kit or dressing kit?
A: Yes, we can work with your catheter manufacturer to place the Clik-FIX device in a custom kit.
Q: Does the Clik-FIX 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 device. If difficulty is encountered while removing the Clik-FIX device, please use alcohol prep pads to assist removal.
Q: How should the skin be prepped before applying the Clik-FIX Universal device?
A: When using the Clik-FIX Universal device, prep and cleanse the insertion and securement area according to your facility protocol.
Q: Does the Clik-FIX Universal device contain latex?
A: No, none of the Clik-FIX devices contain latex.
Q: Can the Clik-FIX 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 judgement when treating patients with sensitive skin. The Clik-FIX Universal device has skin-friendly adhesive. It is comfortable and there are no hard plastic parts. The Clik-FIX Universal device is made entirely of soft foam. The Clik-FIX Universal 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 shelf life of the Clik-FIX Universal device?
A: The shelf life of all Clik-FIX devices is 3 years.
Q: How universal is the Clik-FIX Universal device?
A: The Clik-FIXUniversal device can secure a wide variety of catheters, medical tubing, and Luer lock junctions.
Q: Why is there a cutout window on the Clik-FIX Universal device?
A: The cutout window on the Clik-FIX Universal 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: What is the purpose of the foam base pad under the hub of the catheter?
A: The foam pad cushions under the catheter hub and Luer lock junction to help reduce the risk of device-related pressure ulcer injury. It also helps to maintain the optimal angle of catheter insertion.
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.