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Transparent Adhesive Film Dressings

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IV3000 ™ Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing Features

  • Moisture responsive High Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate film
  • Grid pattern adhesive
  • Transparent and conformable
  • Wide range of sizes and delivery systems to suit peripheral central line and epidural catheters
  • Film acts as a barrier to bacteria including MSRA


Benefits

  • Reduces risk of infection by preventing moisture accumulation – The patented Reactic* film in IV3000 ™ has a unique molecular structure which is significantly more permeable to water vapor than ordinary films. This helps prevent the accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing and assists in the reduction of bacterial growth and the risk of catheter-related infection.
  • Minimizes 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. It’s 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 – 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 minimizes patient discomfort on removal. It also leaves less adhesive residue on the patient’s skin.


Indications

  • IV3000 ™ is indicated for peripheral and central venous catheter fixation.
  • Provides physical separation between the catheter site and external environments to assist in preventing contamination of the catheter site.
  • Creates an environment for managing moisture at the catheter site through increased Moisture Vapor Transmission Rates.
  • 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 ™ 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.


Instructions for Use:
Clean and thoroughly dry application area.
Step 1

  • Remove approximately half of the protector paper and centre the dressing over the insertion site.


Step 2

  • Smooth the dressing down on to the patient’s skin working from the catheter outwards and remove the remaining protector paper. Be careful not to apply the dressing under tension.


Step 3

  • The protector paper may be removed from the orange tape handles and the entire handle adhered to the patient’s skin.


Step 4

  • Alternatively a portion of the tape handles can be torn off with the protector paper still in place. This can then be removed and the tape handles used to help secure the catheter hub or tubing. They may also be used for documentation.


Step 5

  • Remove dressing by loosening the orange handles and stretching the dressing parallel to the patient’s skin while stabilising the patient’s skin and catheter with the other hand. Alternatively, use an alcohol wipe to break the adhesive seal. 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.
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