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New SubQ CVC Securement device get FDA approval

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godfatherRN godfatherRN (Member)

Specializes in ICU.

Hey Everyone,

I'm a nursing student, and I found this securement while browsing the web.

http://www.interradmedical.com/Products.aspx

The MN based company just got FDA approval for this type of securement device last fall, and will start off using it for PICCs, promising to extend it eventually to all CVCs. Two ting prongs secure the catheter into the subQ tissue.

I was just wondering your thoughts on it. To me it seems like a good idea, as it dosen't break skin integrity (less infection) as sutures do, and would result in less migration with using adhesive securement devices when doing dressing changes.

I wish this company wasn't private so I could invest in some stock, analysts are already predicating this company may have annual sales revenues of a billion dollars a year!

iluvivt, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion. Has 32 years experience.

Hopefully by now most institutions are not using sutures on there more intermediate to long term devices.. .if a suture must be used ..... go for nylon as it has a lower risk for infection or stitch abscess than nylon. personally if used properly and changed every 7 days and prn if compromised catheter securement devices like the stat loc are awesome. They stabilize that catheter so well it cannot migrate in or out.especially in conjunction with the prope ruse of sterile strips and TSM dressing. This device looks promising but it might take a few days for skin to grow around it,much like a dacron cuff. In my experience if patients wan to get something out...they will so I am not certain of the benefit over a topical securment device as long as that device is changed on time and not just left past 7 days to grow yuck under it. I imagine you would also have to buy that particular brand of catheter as well.

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