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IV3000* - Standard

IV3000* - Standard

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

OpSite* IV3000

IV3000* Moisture Responsive Cannula Dressing.

IV3000 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'.

  • Moisture responsive high MVTR 1 film
  • Low allergy grid pattern adhesive
  • Transparent, waterproof and conformable
  • 1 Hand delivery system
  • Film acts as a barrier to bacteria including MRSA 2

1 Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate
2 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus auraus




Prevents moisture accumulation to reduce risk of infection
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 the risk 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 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
IV3000* is designed to provide easy aseptic application and removal. Its unique grid pattern adhesive reduces pain on removal due to grid adhesive spread and so minimises patient discomfort on removal. It also leaves less adhesive residue on the patient's skin.


For dressing central line, peripheral, epidural and paediatric catheters.

Contraindications / Precautions

IV3000* should be used on IV sites only. If a film dressing is required for open wounds such as pressure sores, burns or donor sites, OpSite* Flexigrid* Moisture Vapour Permeable Adhesive Film Dressing 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.

Catalogue #Description Size UOM Pack Qty Shipper Qty
4925 OPSITE IV3000 Catheter Dressing 10cm x 14cm x 10 dressings Pack 1 10
4923 OPSITE IV3000 Ported 6cm x 8cm x 100 dressings Pack 1 20