Tube Anchor, box of 50 pieces, packed under cleanroom condition
A new and pain-free way to secure IV tubing
About Tube Anchor
Tube Anchor has been specifically designed to solve the common problems associated with the fixation of administration tubing. The Tube Anchor attaches comfortably to the skin and grips the tubing, protecting the cannula from the effects of traction caused by patient movement.
A high proportion of patients receive intravenous therapy during their hospital stay. Intravenous cannulae are usually secured to the skin with dressings and tape strips to keep them in place.
Administration tubing is often left unsupported as it is replaced after each infusion. Patient movement tugs directly on the cannula causing it to move in and out of the entry site, increasing the risk of infection and meaning cannulas need replacement.
If administration tubing is taped to the skin, each time it is changed or the patient needs to dress or wash, the tape needs to be torn off, causing pain and skin damage.
Tape, splints and bandages prevent visual monitoring of the entire length of the administration tube and contents, now a recommendation for infection control.
For the patient
- Reduces risk of cannula tear-out and the discomfort of cannula replacement
- Improves comfort by allowing administration tubing to be released and re-secured without denuding the skin or ripping out hair
- Improves confidence in cannula security and encourages free movement around the ward
For the ward staff
- Reduces pump alarms
- Enhances timely delivery of drugs and fluid
- Administration tubing visible throughout its length
For the hospital
- Reduces cost of cannulae and cannula dressings
- More productive use of nursing time
- Enhances patient experience and throughput
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