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IV3000 1-Hand Moisture Responsive Catheter 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.
IV3000 1-Hand 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.
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.
- Moisture responsive high moisture vapor transmission rate film
- Grid pattern adhesive
- Transparent and conformable
- 1-Hand delivery system
- Film acts as a barrier to bacteria including MSRA
May help reduce 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 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.
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 patientís 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 stabilize 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.
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Smith & Nephew IV3000 Catheter Dressings, either 1-Hand Delivery or Frame Delivery, are offered by the individual dressing or by the box.
MetroMedicalOnline carries many Smith & Nephew wound care products, such as their I.V. Prep Antiseptic Wipes and Skin-Prep Protective Wipes:
Smith & Nephew IV Prep Antiseptic Wipes are used for preparation of the skin prior to a ventipuncture or injection. IV Prep wipes reduce bacterial contamination.
Smith & Nephew's Skin-Prep is a liquid film-forming dressing that, upon application to intact skin, forms a protective film to help reduce friction during removal of tapes and films. Skin-Prep can also be used to prepare skin attachment sites for drainage tubes, external catheters, surrounding ostomy sites and adhesive dressings.
Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn Skin and Wound Cleanser OTC (formerly Microcyn OTC). Puracyn OTC is an innovative new approach to wound care promoting faster healing time. It is a non-irritating, pH-balanced wound cleanser for minor cuts, burns, irritations, and superficial abrasions of the skin.
Always consult your physician or wound care specialist before starting any wound care treatment program.
We also carry innovative products for diabetic patients like the Juzo Silver Sole Comfort Low Cut Sock is ideal for athletes, diabetics, and people who work hard on their feet.
High quality Pacifica Exam Gloves to be worn while cleaning the wound and changing dressings.