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IV3000* Product Range

Product Range

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IV3000* is a moisture responsive, transparent film dressing, specifically designed to meet the needs of catheter fixation.

 

IV3000 1-Hand Pack Shot IV3000 is made from a unique Reactic* film, which is breathable and significantly more permeable to water vapour than ordinary film. The film is waterproof and impermeable to liquids, bacteria and viruses and while the dressing remains intact it protects the IV site from outside contamination. These properties result in drier catheter sites, reduced skin maceration and lower skin colonisation, thus reducing the risk of catheter related infection.

 

IV3000 can be applied easily and aseptically, and due to the pattern spread adhesive, pain on removal is reduced. IV3000 is spread with a non-irritating, non-sensitising adhesive.

One of the most important considerations for IV practitioners is to choose a dressing that protects the catheter site from infection. Guidelines suggest dressings that permit the escape of moisture may be associated with lower rates of skin colonisation helping to prevent catheter related infection.

 

With a Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate (MVTR) which is up to eight times higher than that of other transparent dressings, IV3000 helps to ensure a lower risk of bacterial colonisation and a dry site leading to more secure fixation.

 

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The Range

 

The IV3000 dressing portfolio gives the IV practitioner a choice of application methods. Three ranges are available - The 1-Hand, the Orange Handle range and the Frame Delivery option. The dressings are available in a variety of shapes & sizes to meet required applications.

 

 

 


1-Hand: Incorporates a film carrier which keeps the dressing from creasing and sticking to itself during application. The carrier is then removed once the dressing is smoothly in place. This carrier ensures that the dressing can be applied using only one hand, aseptically.


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IV3000 1-hand

 

 


1-Hand With Securing Wings: Incorporates a moisture responsive transparent film dressing with non woven wings specifically designed to meet the needs of catheter fixation and to keep the catheter site dry.


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1-hand with securing wings


Orange Handle: Includes pieces of orange tape, which can either be torn from the edges of the dressing and used for extra security of the catheter or left in place.


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IV3000 Standard product


Frame Delivery: The dressing stays taut during application due to the stiff paper frame around the dressing, which is left open on one side for ease of conformability around the catheter.


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IV3000 Frame Delivery product


IV3000 is a clinically proven product with a wealth of clinical evidence to support its use. An IV practitioner will be concerned with the following issues:

 

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The IV3000 range of dressings for IV site Care

 

 

1-Hand Simple aseptic technique

 

Product Size Code Quantity Recommended indications Additional features

IV3000 One hand product diagram

6cm x 7cm 4007 100 Peripheral  
IV3000 One hand product diagram 5cm x 6cm 66004011 100

Paediatric/

Peripheral

 

IV3000 One hand product diagram

7cm x 9cm 4006 100

Peripheral/

Ported

- 2 securring strips

 

- 1 date/ inserter label

IV3000 One hand product diagram 9cm x 12cm 66004009 50

Central/Jugular/

PICC

- 2 securring strips

 

- 1 date/ inserter label

IV3000 One hand product diagram 10cm x 12cm 4008 50 Central/PICC  
 
IV3000 One hand application IV3000 One hand product application IV3000 One hand product application IV3000 One hand product application
       

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Orange-handle Incorporates tape for security of fixation

 

Product Size Code Quantity Recommended indications
IV3000 Orange handled product diagram 6cm x 8.5cm

4924

100 Peripheral

IV3000 Orange handled product diagram

6cm x 8cm 4923 100 Peripheral/Ported

IV3000 Orange Handled product diagram

10cm x 14cm 4925 10 Central/Jugular

IV3000 Orange Handled product diagram

10cm x 14cm 4973 50 Central/Jugular
IV3000 Orange Handled product diagram 10cm x 20cm 4649 50 Central/Epidural

 

IV3000 Orange Handled Product Application IV3000 Orange Handled product application IV3000 Orange Handled product application IV3000 Orange Handled product application
       

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Frame delivery Quick and easy application

 

Product Size Code Quantity Recommended indications Additional features
IV3000 Frame Delivery product diagram 6cm x 7cm

59410082

100 Peripheral

- 1 date/inserter label

IV3000 Frame Delivery product diagram

10cm x 12cm 59410882 50 Central

- 1 date/inserter label

 

IV3000 Frame Delivery product application IV3000 Frame Delivery product application IV3000 Frame Delivery product application IV3000 Frame Delivery product application
       

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MVTR

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With the enormous variety of wound management dressings available today, choosing an appropriate dressing for IV site care can be a complex decision. To help IV practitioners, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) have issued guidance on the essential properties of an IV dressing. 1

These properties include:

 

  • Secure fixation of the cannula
  • Easy visual inspection of the insertion site
  • Sterile barrier
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Minimal dressing changes
  • Ensures IV site safety

 

One of the most important considerations is to choose a dressing that protects the catheter site from infection, and various guidelines give recommendations about the best type of dressing to ensure this. UK evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections (the EPIC project), used globally, state that dressings must be permeable to water vapour in order to prevent the growth of local microflora. 2 Similarly, the US Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines suggest dressings that permit the escape of moisture may be associated with lower rates of skin colonisation, helping to prevent catheter-related infection. 3

 

One issue that has come under particular discussion when considering how to keep the site under the dressing dry, is the clinical importance of 'moisture vapour transmission rate'. The aim of this web page is to clarify the definition of moisture vapour transmission rate, and provide clear evidence as to its significance for IV site care.

 

What does 'moisture vapour transmission rate' mean?

The moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) represents the amount of moisture that passes through a membrane such as a dressing during a given time period. The higher the MVTR, the more effectively moisture is removed, preventing the accumulation of pools of moisture under the membrane.

MVTR - the amount of moisture passing through a membrane

 

How is MVTR measured?

MVTR is measured under controlled laboratory conditions of temperature and humidity. Typically the procedure for measuring MVTR is to take a container that is impermeable to water and water vapour, but with an opening. 20ml water is placed in the container and the opening is sealed with the dressing that is being tested. 4

 

The container, along with four others prepared in the same way, are each weighed and placed into an electrically heated humidity cabinet. The cabinet has an efficient means of circulating the air and is maintained at 36°C to 38°C for about 18 hours. After this the containers are removed, allowed to cool for I hour and reweighed.

 

The MVTR is calculated from the mean loss in weight and the area of the opening in the top of each container as g/m 2/24 hours. 4

MVTR is measured under controlled conditions

 

Why do different dressings have different MVTRs?

IV dressings come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. The polymer structure and composition of the film and the adhesive has a big effect on the permeability of the dressing.

 

Why does IV3000* have a high MVTR?

IV3000 is a transparent dressing consisting of a thin polyurethane membrane coated with a layer of low allergy adhesive. The IV3000 REACTIC* membrane is hydrophilic, which means that the dressing is highly permeable to water vapour. The moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) of IV3000 has been measured to be approximately 11000g/m 2/24 hours, which is up to 8 times higher than other transparent dressings on the market. 5,11 IV3000 's molecular structure also ensures that moisture is transferred from beneath the dressing passing from the skin surface through in the form of vapour, whilst maintaining a waterproof and bacteria proof barrier against the outside environment.

IV3000 has a hydrophillic REACTIC* membrane

 

What is the clinical significance of high MVTR?

 

Maki et al.
" The utility of such a [highly permeable] dressing is supported by a study…showing substantially less accumulation of moisture and lower levels of cutaneous colonisation beneath the dressing." 8

 

Campbell and Carrington
" …considering the different types of polyurethane dressings available, their properties and cost… IV3000 is to be recommended…especially because of its high MVTR, ease of handling and removal without discomfort to the patient, although it is not the most inexpensive dressing. " 9

 

Treston-Aurand et al.
A comparison of various IV dressings and rates of infection shows that highly permeable transparent dressings are associated with a lower rate of infection (3.3%, n=1677), compared with tape and gauze (8.5%, n=1374) and other transparent dressings (5.5%, n=880). 10

 

Richardson
" IV3000 gives significantly lower microbiological counts after 24h in the presence of serum than the other transparent dressings. This observation is due to its ability to remove fluid at a faster rate than the other dressings as shown by its higher MVTR and the absence of fluid. " 11

 

Claeys and Degrieck
Observed no moisture beneath IV3000 in 92% of assessments made and the patients' skin was "dry to very dry" when removed. This was attributed to IV3000 's higher MVTR. 12

 

Keenlyside
Marked pooling of moisture was not reported for any of the 38 IV3000 dressings used. 87% of IV3000 dressing were recorded as providing 'Good' or 'Very good' security of fixation. 6

 

Joyeux
Found that only 8% of the IV3000 dressings presented moisture problems compared with 21% of the Tegaderm dressings. 13

 

Latta and Grant
Observed that IV3000 was the only transparent dressing that could remain  in situ for more than three days without moisture build-up at the exit site. 14

 

Neufeld
IV3000 was shown to reduce moisture accumulation on the skin surface. 15

 

Does the MVTR of a dressing have any cost implications?

Because the site underneath a dressing with a high MVTR is drier, there are consequently lower infection rates. Any dressing that reduces infection also cuts the overall cost of IV therapy, due to lower patient care costs as a result of fewer device-associated infections. 10 There is less need for frequent changes with an IV3000 dressing, which also results in cost savings.

 

For references throughout, see References tab

FAQ's

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  • Why does IV3000 high MVTR ensure a dry IV site?
    IV3000 is significantly more permeable to water vapour than ordinary films IV3000's MVTR is up to 8 times higher than other transparent dressings
    " There was no moisture observed beneath the [ IV3000 ] dressing in 92% of the 145 assessments made over a seven day period " 12
    " Marked pooling of moisture was not reported for any of the 38 IV3000 dressings used " 6


  • How does IV3000 help prevent bacterial contamination?
    " ...the use of OpSite IV3000 …leads to reduced bacterial counts in the presence of serum compared with other film dressings... " 11
    IV3000 reduces the accumulation of moisture on the skin surface that predisposes to cutaneous colonisation 8

  • Why is IV3000 an ideal dressing?
    IV3000 meets the criteria for an ideal IV site dressing as defined in published clinical guidance 2,3,20,21
    IV3000 minimises catheter manipulations, movement and dislodgement, helping to reduce the risk of phlebitis and associated infection
    IV3000 minimises catheter dislodgement, resulting in fewer needle sticks for patients and less opportunity for needle stick injuries to nursing staff

  • Why is IV3000 well tolerated?
    Reduces pain on removal due to grid adhesive spread

  • Does IV3000 require minimal dressing changes?
    Dressing can stay in place for seven days 14,17

  • Is IV3000 easy to remove?
    92% of IV3000 dressings were judged to be 'very easy' or 'easy' to remove 12

  • Does IV3000 have a waterproof film?
    " IV3000... survives up to seven showers in seven days " 17

References

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.



Author Title Key word(s) Abstract
Royal College of Nursing and Infection Control Nurses Association 1. Intravenous line dressing - Principles of infection control. RCN & ICNA: 1991.

Catheter Related Infection, Documentation, Insertion Site

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UK Department of Health, 2001

2. Guidelines for preventing infections associated with the insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters. Journal of Hospital Infection 2001; 47: s47-s67 EPIC Report.

Secure,

Bloodstream infections

View Abstract

US Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996

3. Guideline for prevention of intravascular device-related infections

Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection

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British Pharmacopoeia 1993 4. Volume II. Appendix XXJ;A218-219.
Evidence Based Support 5. Smith & Nephew Data on File Report 0505005. The moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) of permeable film dressings. Evidence based support. Smith & Nephew, data on file, May 2005

MVTR,

Maceration

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Keenlyside D. 6. Avoiding an unnecessary outcome. A comparative trial between IV3000* and a conventional film dressing to assess rates of catheter-related sepsis. Prof Nurse February 1993;288-291. Reduced risk of infection, security of fixation View Abstract
Public Health Laboratory Service. UK, 1997 7. Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections Clinical Guidelines Maintenance of intravascular catheter View Abstract
Maki DG et al. 8. Prospective, randomized trial of gauze and two polyurethane dressings for site care of pulmonary artery catheters: implications for catheter management. Crit Care Med 1994;22(11):1729-1737. Reduced risk of infection View Abstract
Campbell H and Carrington M. 9. Peripheral IV cannula dressings: advantages and disadvantages. BJN 1999;8(21):1420-1427.

Cost,
high MVTR

View Abstract
Treston-Aurand J et al. 10. Impact of dressing materials on central venous catheter infection rates. J Intravenous Nursing 1997;20(4):201-206. Cost effective, transparency, waterproof, adherence View Abstract
Richardson MC et al. 11. An in-vivo assessment of the microbial proliferation beneath transparent film dressings. In: Maki DG (ed), International Congress and Symposium Series 179 'Improving Catheter Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Services Ltd, London, New York, 1991, 29-34. MVTR View Abstract
Claeys K and Degrieck D. 12. OpSite IV3000 - a clinical evaluation of a new transparent film dressing for central venous catheters. In: Maki DG (ed), International Congress and Symposium Series 179 'Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Services Ltd, London, New York, 1991, 35-38. MVTR,
easier to apply,
central venous catheters
View Abstract
Joyeux B. 13. OpSite IV3000 versus Tegaderm on peripheral venous catheters. In: Maki DG (ed), International Congress and Symposium Series 179 'Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Services Ltd, London, New York, 1991, 53-55. Catheter fixation,
bacterial growth
View Abstract
Latta C and Grant C. 14. IV3000 dressing on Permcath® exit sites. West Glasgow University NHS Trust, UK, 1996. Long term catheters View Abstract
Neufeld N. 15. A randomised, controlled trial of the effectiveness of Opsite* Wound vs IV3000 in maintaining an occlusive central line fixation. McMaster University, Canada, 1991. Central line View Abstract
Tripepi-Bova KA et al. 16. A comparison of transparent polyurethane and dry gauze dressings for peripheral IV catheter sites: rates of phlebitis, infiltration and dislodgement by patients. Am J Crit Care 1997;6(5):377-381. Peripheral, Polyurethane Dressings, Gauze View Abstract
Besley M. 17. Opsite IV3000: Potential for improved quality of life for haemodialysis patients with central venous catheters. In: Maki DG (ed), International Congress and Symposium Series 179 'Improving Catheter Site Care'. Royal Society of Medicine Services Ltd, London, New York 1991, 57-59. Shower, Haemodialysis View Abstract
Jones A

18. Dressing for the management of catheter sites - a review JAVA 2004;

9(1):1-8

Evidence Based Support 19. Smith & Nephew data on file report PS/WR/01/11/03 dated December 2001 - The moisture Vapour Transmission Rate (MVTR) of permeable film dressings
UK Department of Health - Winning Ways, 2003 20. Guidelines for working together to reduce Healthcare Associated Infection in England
ICNA 2000, Fitwise Publications (III) 21. Guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter related infection