IV INSERTION SITE PROTECTION FOR ACTIVE ADULTS, THE CRITICALLY ILL, AND THOSE WITH DEMENTIA
Although anyone can benefit from IV insertion site and IV therapy joint stabilization, special considerations must be made when placing an IV in fragile skin. Geriatric adults are more susceptible to bruising and there is a higher risk for potential skin tears, so increasing dwell time is critical for continuous IV therapy. The TLC® Splint and I.V. House UltraDressing® help secure the IV catheter to reduce accidental dislodgment which can lead to serious complications.
TLC Splint for Adults
The TLC Wrist Splint and TLC Elbow Splint are available for adults to stabilize the area of flexion. The splint is covered in soft foam padding for patient comfort, while the adjustable straps reduce the need for tape to protect fragile skin. See-through openings allow nurses to quickly and easily inspect the IV insertion site without disturbing the patient.
I.V. House UltraDressing for Adults
The I.V. House UltraDressing is available for the hand or arm and covers the IV insertion site without tape to skin contact. Soft foam padding gently protects fragile skin, while the IV insertion site is visible through the transparent, ventilated plastic dome.