IV3000 1-Hand is a moisture responsive transparent film dressing specifically designed to meet the needs of catheter fixation and to keep the catheter site dry. Independent clinical experts have proven IV3000 to offer safe, secure and cost effective catheter fixation and believe it to be ‚Äòa technological advance for IV site care'. The 1-Hand delivery system provides quick and easy aseptic application to all major catheter types.
Precautions:Use on prepared dry skin only. Do not stack dressings, or allow dressings to overlap. Periodically monitor the dressing and catheter site to confirm secure attachment and continued proper infusion, especially after bathing, showering, or if the dressing and catheter site becomes wet. If the dressing comes off, evaluate to ensure proper catheter placement, and then apply a new dressing. As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin. When using IV3000 1-Hand to secure tubing sets of portable infusion pumps, including insulin pumps for diabetics, extra care should be exercised during periods of vigorous activity or when exposed to wet conditions. Check dressing frequently to assure adhesion of dressing, as a loss of adhesion can occur, potentially resulting in catheter dislodgement and loss of medication flow. Users of IV3000 1-Hand (product code 4007) may consider using the larger IV3000 1-Hand (product code 4008) dressing, with a greater adherent surface area, as a replacement dressing where additional adhesion is needed.
May help reduce risk of infection by preventing moisture accumulation
The Reactic film in IV3000 has a unique molecular structure which is significantly more permeable to water vapour than ordinary films. This may help prevent the accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing and assists in the reduction of bacterial growth and the risk of catheter-related infection.
Minimises unscheduled dressing changes
The higher permeability of IV3000 keeps the skin drier so improving dressing adherence and reducing the number of unscheduled dressing changes.
Greater patient comfort
IV3000 is kind to the patient's skin. Its low allergy adhesive and highly permeable Reactic film may help prevent skin maceration or irritation and result in improved patient comfort.
Excellent catheter stability
The highly conformable IV3000 film allows the patient to move freely and yet will remain firmly adhered around the catheter hub so ensuring excellent fixation.
Convenient visual inspection
IV3000 is transparent and so allows regular inspection of the catheter insertion site for signs of infection or phlebitis without the need for dressing removal.
Easy application and removal
The 1-Hand delivery system is designed to provide quick and easy aseptic application. It also allows the dressing to be applied with 1-Hand if required leaving the other hand free to stabilise the catheter or patient. The unique grid pattern adhesive makes dressing removal easier than with ordinary films and leaves less adhesive residue on the patient's skin.