YORBA LINDA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Starboard Medical Inc., a manufacturer of innovative and contemporary
Prior to evaluating the novel securement device a survey was conducted on the current device. This survey revealed that the current securement device is not without issues. 90% of respondents have experienced a skin tear when removing the device, 50% experienced the device breaking apart, 60% are worried about the upward motion required to unlatch the device, 30% stated they have at times had to use something other than their gloved hand to open it, 40% find it difficult to unlatch, and 50% have had a catheter move or dislodge when secured with the device. The occurrence rate of these issues varied from the low rate of approximately 5 times per year up to 1 in every 5 uses.
The novel securement device, Clik-FIX, was evaluated for 1 month. All PICC lines, new insertions and dressing changes, were secured utilizing the new intervention. The post evaluation survey of the novel device found 98% of users reported zero skin issues at removal, 100% said the device did not break apart, 100% were able to open it with only their gloved hand, 86% rated it easier unlatch, and 100% said they experienced zero issues with catheter movement or dislodgement. Overall, 77% of the clinical evaluations rated the Clik-FIX device better than their current, market leading, catheter securement device.
"The results show the novel device may offer advantages related to ease of placing catheter in, ease of unlocking/unlatching, catheter securement/motion prevention, reduction in upward movements, product durability, product fit, and skin irritation" stated Griffin. Griffin's presentation concluded that the novel securement device (Clik-FIX) was well liked by the vascular access team and patients and recommended for use at their facilities.
Maintenance of the PICC line is paramount and securement devices are supposed to provide a certain level of security. Placing the PICC line in and removing it from the securement device should be simple and not compromise the PICC line or the patient. The securement device should be durable providing excellent catheter stabilization to prevent inadvertent movement, dislodgement and other complications. "The findings from this study show Clik-FIX catheter securement provides: simplified application and removal, superior catheter stabilization, and better comfort and fit. These benefits positively impact clinical use, patient care, and costs," said Kerry Edgar, President of Starboard Medical, Inc.
About Starboard Medical, Inc.
Starboard Medical is an innovator in catheter securement and patient temperature management, focused on developing progressive product designs that significantly improve product performance, safety, and outcomes. Providing solutions for healthcare providers that enhance patient care and improve patient outcomes is our focus. The rapidly growing company provides clinically superior medical products, components, and sub-assemblies to the medical community. The Starboard Medical line of products features patent-protected technologies such as the Clik-FIX™ line of securement devices and the Clarisonus™ Plus Esophageal Stethoscope with listening device. Starboard Medical expects to launch two new securement products in 2018 from its aggressive product development efforts. Starboard Medical is headquartered in Yorba Linda, Ca. For more information visit http://www.starboardmedical.com.
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