Guide to Peripheral Catheter Stabilization Devices

All vascular access devices should be stabilized to prevent complications such as device movement (or pistoning in the vessel) that may cause phlebitis, or cause the introduction of microorganisms into the vessel, and unintentional loss of venous access. The methods used to stabilize a device should not interfere with the assessment or monitoring of the site and should not impede vascular circulation or delivery of the prescribed therapy. The use of transparent membrane dressing and tape is not adequate for peripheral cannula securement. For peripheral catheter securement, consider several options:

1. Use of a peripheral catheter with an engineered stabilization device on the hub with a bordered polyurethane securement dressing
2. Use of a standard round hub peripheral catheter in combination with an adhesive ESD
3. Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive, a medical sterile super-glue, and a standard transparent dressing

Please note: These lists are for reference and educational use only. Pedagogy does not recommend the use of any product or product manufacturer. 

Guide to Peripheral Catheter Stabilization Devices

Medical-Grade Glue (Cyanoacrylate)

Photo Product
DERMABOND-Topical-Skin-Adhesive.png DERMABOND® Topical Skin Adhesive
DERMABOND-Mini-Topical-Skin-Adhesive.jpg DERMABOND® Mini Topical Skin Adhesive
Hystoacryl.png Histoacryl® Topical Skin Adhesive
Liquiband.png Medline Liquiband Rapid Adhesive
Skin-Affix.jpg Medline Skin Affix Topical Skin Adhesive

Peripheral Catheters with Securement Device

Photo Product
Nexiva.png BD Nexiva™
NovaCath.png NovaCath™

Cutaneous/Adhesive Based Engineered Securement Devices
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StatLock.png StatLock® IV Ultra Stabilization Device
StatLock-Pedi.png StatLock® IV Ultra Pediatric Stabilization Device
Centurion-HubGuard.png Centurion HubGuard Catheter Securement Device
GRIP-LOK.png GRIP-LOK Stabilization and Securement Device

Bordered Polyurethane Securement Dressings

Photo Product
VersaDerm.png VersaDerm 2000 Window Dressings
3M.jpg 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing
3M-PICC-CVC-Tegaderm.jpg 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressing
SecureFix.png SecureFix IV Dressing
SorbaView-SHIELD.png Peripheral SorbaView SHIELD Integrated Securement Dressing
Click-FIX-All-n-One.png Clik-FIX™ All ‘n One Peripheral Catheter Securement
VeniGuard.png VeniGuard IV Stabilization Dressing
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