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3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems

3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems




Overview Preferred Securement Antimicrobial Protection Clinician and Patient Safety Product Details Application & Removal

Designed with Clinicans and Patients in Mind

3M PICC / CVC Securement Systems

The 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems were designed to provide:

  • Secure adhesion
  • Gentle removal
  • Antimicrobial protection*
  • Site visibility
  • Long wear time
  • Easy application and removal
  • Patient comfort and mobility

Balances Reliable Adhesion with Gentleness to Skin

3M PICC / CVC Securement Systems
  • Secures as well as, or better than, leading securement devices1 and sutures
  • Designed to be worn for up to 7 days
  • Removes gently, without causing patients undue pain or distress1
  • As comfortable as, or more comfortable than, leading securement devices1 and sutures
  • Improves patient comfort, mobility and satisfaction

Makes Your Life Easier

  • Easier to apply and remove than leading securement devices1
  • Accommodates the majority of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and short-term central venous catheters (CVCs) up to and including 12 French
  • To optimize placement, device can be repositioned upon initial application without losing adhesion2
  • Single package with device and dressing simplifies product selection
  • Supports OSHA and CDC guidelines for sutureless securement

Reduces Overall Cost of Care

  • Eliminates the risks and costs of suture-related needlestick injuries
  • Can potentially reduce the number of dressing changes and restarts
  • Combined system means fewer products to purchase and stock
  • Seven-day wear time could reduce costs for unscheduled visits due to securement or dressing failure1

Provides Antimicrobial Protection*

  • Integrated CHG gel pad surrounds insertion site in CHG, including under the catheter hub
  • Kills and suppresses regrowth of pathogens on the skin and catheter
  • CHG is immediately active and continuously available for up to 7 days

* Antimicrobial protection is available with 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing
1 3M Pre-Market Customer Evaluation - PICC: CUST-CVE-05-182381
2 3M data on file

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)

The 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System was designed to minimize catheter migration or dislodgement complications. In a pre-market evaluation, clinicians rated the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System as providing better overall PICC securement than the Bard® StatLock® Stabilization Device and transparent film dressing. 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System was also rated to be easier to apply and remove and gentler to skin than StatLock®. In fact, 85% of the clinicians indicated they would be willing to replace their existing PICC securement system with the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System.1

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)

Central Venous Catheters (CVCs)

In a pre-market evaluation, clinicians rated the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System as providing better overall securement than sutures and a dressing or a securement device and dressing. 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System was also rated higher in preventing migration, ease of application and gentleness to skin. In fact, 90% of the clinicians indicated they would be willing to replace their existing CVC securement system with the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System.1

Central Venous Catheters (CVCs)

Drop Test

In a simulated clinical situation, the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System could withstand the sudden, high pull force of dropping an attached 2.5 pound weight 100% of the time, while the StatLock® PICC Plus with a Tegaderm™ I.V. Film Dressing with Border (1655) and a Competitive Securement Dressing failed every time.2

Drop Test

In Vivo Test

In vivo testing comparing the mean pull force required to dislodge an inserted CVC catheter with various securement devices, showed the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System could withstand significantly higher pull force than a Competitive Securement Dressing or sutures.3

In Vivo Test

Gentle on Skin for Improved Comfort

The device removes cleanly, eliminating the need to scrub with alcohol. Removal of other stabilization devices can cause adhesive trauma, stripping skin cells along with the device. Significantly fewer skin cells are removed when removing the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device than the Bard® StatLock® Tricot stabilization device, proving that it is more gentle to skin.2

Easy to Apply and Remove

The 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System was designed for easier application and removal. An evaluation comparing the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System to the Bard® StatLock® Stabilization Device for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs), showed the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System to:

  • Be easier to apply and remove
  • Be easier to remove without catheter movement
  • Leave minimal to no adhesive residue on skin upon removal
  • Be repositionable upon initial application without losing adhesion

1 3M Pre-Market Customer Evaluation — PICC: CUST-CVE-182381
2 3M Data on File.
3 Independent Lab in vivo testing: EM-05-012908 (Synecor Labs, Durham NC)

Antimicrobial protection is available with the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing.

Immediate and Continuous Antimicrobial Protection

The soft gel pad diffuses CHG around the insertion site, including under the catheter hub.1,2 The CHG is immediately active and does not require moisture to activate, providing continuous protection for up to seven days, even on dry skin.1,2 The CHG gel pad can absorb perspiration, exudate and blood without compromising antimicrobial activity or site visibility.2,3

Complete Coverage

3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings are proven to be as effective as, or better than, BIOPATCH® Protective Disk plus adhesive cover dressing at reducing skin flora and preventing regrowth.4 Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings are proven to maintain significantly lower counts than BIOPATCH® after seven days on healthy adult subjects.5

Reduces Skin Flora4

In vivo kill time of normal flora on unprepped skin with the two CHG dressings on healthy adult volunteers (P=0.008).

Suppresses Regrowth4


Suppression of regrowth on prepped subclavian sites with the two CHG dressings on healthy adult volunteers (P=0.0003).

Provides Comprehensive Antimicrobial Protection

3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressing has demonstrated in vitro antimicrobial efficacy against a broad range of organisms known to cause CRBSIs.*6

Maintains Low Skin Organism Counts5

Pairwise testing done against Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing using a paired t-test with Holm stepwise adjustment for multiple comparisons.

Common Pathogens Causing CRBSIs7

The transparent film provides a waterproof, sterile barrier to contaminants including liquids, viruses, and a broad range of bacteria and yeast commonly found in CRBSIs.**


* 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings have not been studied in a randomized clinical study as to their effectiveness in reducing CRBSIs.
** In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ film provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
1 Schwab D (2008). Antimicrobial Activity of a CHG-Impregnated Gel Pad for IV Site Protection. Infusion Nurses Society (INS), May 2008.
2 Karpanen TJ, et al. (2011) Antimicrobial Activity of a Chlorhexidine intravascular catheter site gel dressing, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66: 1777-1784.
3 Olson C (2008). Clinical Performance of a New Transparent Chlorhexidine Gluconate Central Venous Catheter Dressing. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA). March 2008; Vol 13 No. 1 13-19.
4 Maki DG (2008). A Novel Integrated Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Transparent Dressing for Prevention of Vascular Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection: A Prospective Comparitive Study in Healthy Volunteers. SHEA, April 2008.
5 Bashir MH, et al. (2012) Suppression of regrowth of normal skin flora under chlorhexidine gluconate dressings applied to chlorhexidine gluconate-prepped skin. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(4):344-8.
*6 Hensler J (2009). Growth inhibition of microorganisms involved in CA-infections by an antimicrobial transparent IV dressing containing CHG. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, May 2009.
7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections. Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC); (Appendix 1). Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52(9):e162.

Reduces the Risks of Suture-related Needlestick Injuries

3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems are an ideal alternative to sutures, helping eliminate the unnecessary financial, physical and emotional costs of suture-related NSIs.

Health care workers in hospitals experience approximately 92,400 suture-related sharps or needlestick injuries (NSIs) each year. NSIs expose workers to bloodborne pathogens including HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and others, and can pose significant burdens including:

  • Trauma-related psychiatric disorders1
  • Loss of employee time
  • Cost to staff to investigate the injury
  • Expense of laboratory testing
  • Cost of treatment for infected staff
  • Cost of replacing staff2

3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems support OSHA and CDC guidelines for sutureless securement.

1 Green B, Griffiths EC. Psychiatric consequences of needlestick injury. Occup Med (Lond). Apr;63(3):183-8. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqt006. Epub 2013 Feb 21.
2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stop Sticks Campaign

Accommodates the Majority of PICC and CVC Catheters

3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems accommodate the majority of single-, double- or triple-lumen peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and short-term central venous catheters (CVC) up to and including 12 French.


  • Subclavian

  • PICC

  • Jugular

  • Femoral

Ordering Information

Product Code Overall Device Size Overall Dressing Size Device + Dressing/Box Boxes/Case
3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing 1837-2100 2 in. x 2 1/8 in.
5,1 cm x 5,4 cm
3 ½ in. x 4 1/2 in.
8,5 cm x 11,5 cm
20 4
1839-2100 2 in. x 2 1/8 in.
5,1 cm x 5,4 cm
4 in. x 6 1/8 in.
10 cm x 15,5 cm
20 4
3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressing 1877-2100 2 in. x 2 1/8 in.
5,1 cm x 5,4 cm
3 ½ in. x 4 1/2 in.
8,5 cm x 11,5 cm
20 4
1879-2100 2 in. x 2 1/8 in.
5,1 cm x 5,4 cm
4 in. x 6 1/8 in.
10 cm x 15,5 cm
20 4

3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device

An innovative device that eliminates the need for sutures, optimizes patient comfort and reduces the overall cost of care.

  • Easy application
  • Strong but gentle silicone adhesive
  • Removes cleanly without unnecessary damage or pain

3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced and Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings

Designed specifically to enhance securement of the device, ensuring the best possible experience and outcomes.

  • Secure adhesion, gentle removal
  • Antimicrobial protection*
  • Site visibility
  • Long wear
  • Easy application and removal

* Antimicrobial protection is available with 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing

Easy to Apply and Remove

An evaluation comparing 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement Systems to the Bard® StatLock®Stabilization Device for peripherally inserted central cathetes (PICC) showed the 3M™ PICC / CVC Securement System to:

  • Be easier to apply and remove1
  • Be easier to remove without catheter movement1
  • Leave minimal to no adhesive residue on skin upon removal1
  • Be repositionable upon initial application without losing adhesion2

Download application and removal brochure.

1 3M Pre-Market Customer Evaluation - PICC: CUST-CVE-05-182381
2 3M Data on File

Application & Removal – 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing
Application & Removal – 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing


Application & Removal – 3M™ PICC/ CVC Securement Device
Application & Removal – 3M™ PICC/ CVC Securement Device

Device, Dressing, Tape Strip Application Instructions

Device, Dressing, Tape Strip Removal Instructions


Suggested Applications

  • Securement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC's)
  • Securement of short-term Central Venous Catheters (CVC's)

Securement System Selection

Choose the system with a dressing large enough to provide at least a one-inch margin of adherence on dry, healthy skin around the catheter site.

Site Preparation

  • Prepare the site according to your facility's protocol.
  • Clipping hair at the site may improve dressing adhesion. Shaving is not recommended.
  • 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film can be used with the PICC/CVC dressing. Apply Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film evenly to the skin. Avoid the area immediately surrounding the insertion site.
  • Allow all preps and protectants to dry completely before applying the securement device and Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Dressing to ensure good adhesion and prevent skin irritation.

Site Care

  • Follow universal precautions as indicated by established protocols for infection prevention.
  • Observe site daily for signs of infection or other complications. Infection may be signaled by fever, pain, redness, swelling, or unusual odor or discharge.
  • If infection is suspected, remove the Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Dressing, inspect the catheter site directly, and determine appropriate medical intervention.
  • Inspect the 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement System daily and change the system as necessary, in accordance with facility protocol.
  • Securement System changes should occur at least every 7 days and may be needed more frequently with highly exudative sites or if integrity of the device or dressing are compromised.

Reducing Infection Risk

  • At each securement system change, pay careful attention to disinfecting the skin around and under the catheter.
  • Carefully disinfect injection ports before access.
  • Inspect the site frequently for early signs of complications. Transparent dressings allow easy site assessment without removing the dressing.
  • Change the securement system according to your facility's protocol, or when it becomes wet, loosened or soiled. Edge lift of a transparent dressing is not necessarily failure, unless there is a channel from the edge of the dressing to the insertion site of the I.V. catheter.
  • Use maximum barrier precautions for central venous catheter (CVC) insertion and sterile technique for site care.
  • Protect against skin irritation. Compromised skin near the catheter insertion site increases the risk of complications.
  • No dressing can substitute for your professional site care.

Precautions

  • 1.

    Stop any bleeding at the site before applying the securement system.


  • 2.

    Do not stretch the dressing during application as tension can cause skin trauma.


  • 3.

    Make sure the skin is clean and free of soap residue and lotion. Allow skin to dry thoroughly before applying the securement system to prevent skin irritation and to ensure good adhesion.


  • 4.

    The securement system may be used on an infected site, only when under the care of a health care professional.


  • 5.

    Antimicrobial ointments containing polyethylene glycols may compromise the strength of the securement system.


  • 6.

    Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Dressings should not be re-sterilized by gamma, E-beam or steam methods.


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