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IV3000 1 Hand

Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing

Overview

Description

IV3000 1 Hand Moisture Responsive Cannula Fixation Dressing - 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 ‘a technological advance for IV site care'. The 1 Hand delivery system provides quick and easy aseptic application to all major catheter types.


Features

  • Moisture responsive high Moisture Vapour Tranmission Rate film
  • Grid pattern adhesive
  • Transparent and conformable
  • 1 Hand delivery systeM


Benefits

Reduces 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 prevents the accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing so reducing 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 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.

Waterproof barrier
IV3000 is waterproof and allows the patient to bathe or shower with the dressing in situ.

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 as it reduces pain on removal and leaves less adhesive residue on the patients skin.


Indications

The above mentioned products are suitable for dressing paediatric, peripheral and central line catheters.


Contraindications / Precautions

IV3000 should be used on IV or epidural sites only. If a film dressing is required for open wounds such as pressure sores, burns or donor sites, OPSITE FLEXIGRID Adhesive Film Dressings should be used. 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 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 may consider using the larger IV3000 (product code 4008) dressing, with a greater adherent surface area, as a replacement dressing where additional adhesion is needed.


Ordering information

Catalogue# Size Quantity per Carton Suggested on
66004011 5cm x 6cm 100 dressings Paediatric catheters
4007 6cm x 7cm 100 dressings Non-ported peripheral catheters
4008 10cm x 12cm 50 dressings Central line catheters
4006 7cm x 9cm 100 dressings Ported peripheral catheters
66004009 9cm x 12cm 50 dressings Central line catheter

Instructions for Use

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Step 1

Remove the protector paper (1) and centre the dressing over the catheter insertion site.

Step 1

Step 2

Place the dressing on the catheter hub and adhere the dressing to the patient's skin. Remove the remaining protector paper (2).

Step 2

Step 3

Remove the printed carrier (3) by lifting the non-adhesive edge and pulling diagonally until the carrier is removed.

Step 4

Step 4

Mould the film around the catheter to complete the dressing application.

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Step 5

Remove dressing by loosening the film and stretching the dressing parallel to the patient's skin while stabilising the patient's skin and catheter with the other hand. If the skin is particularly fragile then warm soap and water may be used to break the adhesive bond and to ease the dressing off.

Please see General page for Contraindications/Precautions

Step 3

Clinical Support

Paper title: Infection caused by intravascular devices: Pathogenesis, strategies for prevention
Author: D.G. Maki
Reference: In: International Congress and Symposium Series, ‘Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Series, London, New York 1991; 179-3-27

Paper title: The impact of dressing materials on central venous catheter infection rates.
Author: J. Treston Aurand, R N Olmsted, K Allen-Bridson and C P Craig
Reference: J. Intraven. Nurs, 1997; 20: 201-206

Paper title: Improved catheter care for ITU patients.
Author: Grandi A, Cigarini, R Chiesi and S Wertzberger.
Reference: Poster presented at the 7th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Milan 1997.

Paper title: Improved catheter care in the treatment of patients with colon carcinoma. The use of OPSITE IV3000 film dressing in conjunction with continuous infusion of Topotecan.
Author: M de Boer, A Andriessen and D den Hoed.
Reference: 6th European Conference or Advances in Wound Management proceedings, Amsterdam, Holland. 1996: abstract 276.

Paper title: OPSITE IV3000 dressing on Permcath exit sites.
Author: C Latta and C Grant
Reference: EDTNA-ERCA. 1996; XXII: 7-8

Paper title: Evaluation of OPSITE IV3000 versus tape and gauze dressings in the management of central venous catheters in oncology patients.
Author: E Berggren, L Bernell and R Hast.
Reference: 5th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management proceedings, Harrogate, UK. 1995; abstract 291

Paper title: A randomised dressing method for haemodialysis patients with permanent central venous catheters.
Author: M Hagerstrom, K Matthleson and C Thuessen
Reference: 4th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management proceedings, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1994; abstract 197

Paper title: A prospective randomised trial of gauze and two polyurethane dressings for site care of pulmonary artery catheters: Implications for catheter management.
Author: D G Maki, S Stolz, S Wheeler and L Mermel
Reference: Critical Care Medicine. 1994; 22: 1729-1737

Paper title: Avoiding an unnecessary outcome. A comparative trial between OPSITE IV3000 and a conventional film dressing to assess rates of catheter related sepsis.
Author: D Keenlyside
Reference: Professional Nurse, February 1993; 228-29

Paper title: A comparison of two transparent film type dressings in central venous therapy.
Author: J C Wille, A Blusse van Oud Alblas and E A P M Theweesen
Reference: J Hospital Infection. 1993; 23: 113-121

Paper title: A clinical evaluation of a new highly permeable film dressing OPSITE IV3000, for the fixation of peripheral and central venous catheters in neonates.
Author: A Andriessen
Reference: University Hospital of Nijmegen AZN, Netherlands (1991). Personal Communication.

Paper title: A prospective, randomised, three-way clinical comparison of a novel highly permeable, polyurethane dressing with 206 Swan Ganz pulmonary artery catheters: OPSITE IV3000 vs. Tegaderm vs gauze and tape. ii) Nursing issues : effectiveness and tolerance as catheter dressing.
Author: S Wheeler, S Stolz and D G Maki
Reference: International Congress and Symposium Series, ‘Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society and Medicine Series, London, New York 1991; 179: 67-71

Paper title: The research and development of a new transparent film dressing for intravenous catheter care, ii) An in vivo assessment of the microbial proliferation beneath transparent film dressings.
Author: M C Richardson
Reference: International Congress and Symposium Series, ‘Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Series, London, New York. 1991; 179: 29-33

Paper title: OPSITE IV3000 - a clinical evaluation of a new transparent film dressing for central venous catheters.
Author: K Claeys and D Degrieck
Reference: International Congress and Symposium Series, ‘Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Series, London, New York. 1991; 179: 35-40

Paper title: OPSITE IV3000 - potential for improved quality of life for haemodialysis patients with permanent central venous catheters.
Author: M Besley
Reference: International Congress and Symposium Series, ‘Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Series, London, New York. 1991; 179: 57-59

Paper title: OPSITE IV3000 - versus Tegaderm on peripheral venous catheters.
Author: B Joyeux
Reference: International Congress and Symposium Series, ‘Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Series, London, New York. 1991; 179: 53-55

Paper title: A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of OPSITE Wound versus OPSITE IV3000 in central line fixation.
Author: M Neufeld
Reference: MSc thesis, McMaster University, Canada 1991

Paper title: Triple Lumen Study - Abstract
Author: D G Maki
Reference: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, USA (1990). Clinical study. Data on file.