SecurAcath

For the Life of the Line

Description

Why SecurAcath?

Infection Reduction

Two recent presentations have highlighted infection reduction data seen with the SecurAcath device.
Elizabeth Culverwell, Canterbury District Health, New Zealand, presented data from her institution that places approximately 1500 PICCs per year. They started using SecurAcath in mid-2015.

They found since switching to SecurAcath they have had 0% replaced line rate which provided savings of $59,250.

More importantly, they found infections dropped from 22 the year prior to 10 after SecurAcath was implemented. They estimate catheter infections cost $30,000 each to treat. Therefore, the savings from 12 reduced infections was $360,000.

Total hospital savings of $419,250 per year in infection and replaced line costs by switching to SecurAcath.

Mark Rowe, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, presented at the 2018 Association for Vascular Access Meeting. Mark analyzed 3 years of data for PICC-related bloodstream infections comparing SecurAcath to Statlock at UAMS.

The data shows a relative risk reduction of approximately 50% for SecurAcath versus Statlock. The reduction was consistent over 3 years analyzed.



Dramatically Reduced Catheter Dislodgement

  • Catheter dislodgement defined as accidental removal or movement that resulted in loss of function
  • SecurAcath clinical data publications show very low dislodgement rates of 0–1.6%1-5
  • Adhesive securement devices have published dislodgement rates of 7-12%6-9
  • Many accidental dislodgements occur during dressing changes when the catheter is not secured



Eliminate Suture Needlestick Risk

  • Eliminates costly suture needlestick risk
  • Average cost of a needlestick injury is $825
  • There are over 92,000 suture needlestick injuries to healthcare in the U.S. each year

More About the Safety Considerations for Catheters

OSHA Fact Sheet: Securing Medical Catheters
CDC Sharps Injury Overview


Improved Efficiency

  • One SecurAcath secures for the life of the line
  • Catheter remains secure during dressing changes
  • Saves time during routine dressing changes
  • Dressing change can be done 3–5 minutes faster
  • Allows easy catheter repositioning if catheter tip must be pulled back

SecurAcath Brochure


 

Clinician's Resources

 

Procedural Videos

 

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Clinical Evidence

Intravascular catheter migration: A
cross-sectional and health-economic comparison of adhesive and subcutaneous engineered stabilisation devices for intravascular device securement

Dympna McParlan

Clinical experience of a subcutaneously anchored sutureless system for securing central venous catheters.

Pittiruti, M

Potential Role of a subcutaneously anchored securement device in preventing dislodgment of tunneled-cuffed central venous devices in pediatric patients

Andres Dolcino

Evaluating safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of PICC securement by subcutaneously anchored stabilization device

Pietro Antonio Zerla

SecurAstaP trial: securement with SecurAcath versus StatLock for peripherally inserted central catheters, a randomised open trial

Godelieve Alice Goossens

Reducing PICC Migrations and Improving Patient Outcomes

Meinir Hughes

A Prospective Postmarket Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of a New Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Stabilization System

Gail M. Egan

A prospective trial on a new sutureless securement device for central venous catheters

Daniel Cordovani

SecurAcath for Securing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A NICE Medical Technology Guidance

Tom Macmillan

Recommendations for the use of vascular access in the COVID-19 patients: an Italian perspective

Mauro Pittiruti

For Patients

The SecurAcath is a revolutionary new way to hold catheters in place.

The SecurAcath has small, blunt, flexible securement feet placed just beneath the skin which act to stabilize the catheter right at the insertion site.

The SecurAcath is designed to secure the catheter for the entire duration of therapy, eliminate catheter movement dislodgement, and prevent therapy interruption.

Because SecurAcath does not need to be changed out, it makes dressing changes much faster and easier. No more need to worry about the catheter moving or dislodging during routine dressing changes because it is always secured.

The SecurAcath will be removed when the catheter is removed. Just consider it a part of the catheter for as long as you need it.

Improved securement and stability provides the following benefits:

  • No interruptions or delays in therapy
  • Vessel preservation
  • Prevents repeat procedures
  • Reduces catheter complications

Patient Information Guide

 

Brochure and IFU

SecureAcath Brochure
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IFU
External Link

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