3M (Coombs, PI)-Completed.

Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Complication Rate Comparison of Two Different Catheter‐ Stabilization Systems (PIV Secural)

coombsApproximately 300 million short peripheral intravascular catheters (PIVs) were sold in the U.S. in 2009. These short (< 3 inches) peripherally inserted IV catheters are vital for providing patients with needed: 1.) fluid, electrolyte, nutrient and blood product replacement, 2.) medicines, and 3.) diagnostic solutions (dyes). However, these IV catheters have inherent risks or potential complications which may result from poor catheter securement or stabilization. One way to reduce the incidence of PIV catheter‐associated complications is to use technologies that help reduce catheter movement.

Out of 8 recruiting sites nationwide, Dr Coomb’s team was 1st in number of patients recruited in 2011‐12.