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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Why are so many clinicians using outdated medical practices?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 |2020-06-02T10:03:25-07:00June 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?

Starboard Medical Launches Clik-FIX™ Neonatal PICC Catheter Securement at AVA 2019

Clik-FIX Catheter Stabilization Device Technology to be Featured at Annual Vascular Conference IRVINE, CA, October 5, 2019 – Starboard Medical Inc., a manufacturer of advanced, clinically differentiated IV catheter securement products for the acute-care and home-infusion markets, today announced its participation in the annual scientific meeting of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) at the [...]

By |2019-10-07T16:54:29-07:00October 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Starboard Medical Launches Clik-FIX™ Neonatal PICC Catheter Securement at AVA 2019

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

New Study Finds Starboard Medical’s Clik-FIX Catheter Securement Better Than the Market Leading Device

Starboard Medical’s New Technology Outperforms Market Leaders in an Evaluation Study   Yorba Linda, CA. September 24, 2018 - Starboard Medical Inc., a manufacturer of innovative and contemporary catheter securement devices for the acute care and home infusion markets, announced today that new research findings presented at the Association of Vascular Access annual conference on [...]

By |2018-11-29T17:41:41-08:00September 26th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Study Finds Starboard Medical’s Clik-FIX Catheter Securement Better Than the Market Leading Device