Bard StatLock Universal Plus Stabilization Device has releasable device clamp and anchor pad Improves patient comfort and safety by eliminating the need to secure catheters with suture Minimizes complications associated with suturing
Bard StatLock Universal Plus Stabilization Device allows for suture-free stabilization of biliary and nephrostomy percutaneous drainage and peritoneal lavage catheters. Advanced technologies and StatLock device design sophistication combine together to provide skin safe, releasable stabilization of even the most lubricious catheters.
Prepare the targeted securement site with alcohol or Chloraprep solution to degrease skin. Then apply skin protectant solution for enhanced adherence and skin protection. Allow to dry completely for 10 to 15 seconds.
Wipe catheter with remaining skin protectant (so it is wet for insertion into the StatLock device retainer).
Note: Always secure catheter to the StatLock device retainer before placing pad on the skin.
Bring the StatLock device anchor pad into position. Stabilize the catheter between fingers and then double tug catheter to stretch-fit into the retainer.
Peel and Place:
Peel away the StatLock Universal Plus stabilization device paper backing one side at a time
Place on the skin
Open the StatLock device retainer by pressing tab and lifting lid
Carefully lift catheter from the retainer
First, lift the edge of anchor pad using 3 to 4 alcohol pads
Then continue to stroke undersurface of the pad with alcohol to dissolve adhesive anchor pad away from the skin
Note: Do not pull or force pad to remove
Do not use the StatLock device where loss of adherence could occur, such as with a confused patient, unattended access device, diaphoretic or non-adherent skin, or when the access device is not monitored daily.
Observe universal blood and body fluid precautions and infection control procedures, during the StatLock Universal Plus stabilization device application and removal.
Suture the StatLock stabilization device pad to skin if necessary or deemed necessary.
Avoid the StatLock securement device contact with alcohol or acetone, both can weaken bonding of components and the StatLock device pad adherence.
Minimize catheter manipulation during application and removal.
Remove oil and moisturizer from targeted skin area.
The StatLock catheter securement device pad adherence and catheter/tube position should be routinely inspected.
Orient the StatLock stabilization device so arrows point toward the catheter tip.
The device should be replaced every 7 days.
A luer-lock connector must be used to secure venous and arterial catheters.
Always apply the adhesive strip to central venous and arterial catheters at or near the insertion site when using a StatLock Universal Plus catheter stabilization device.
This is a single-use device. Reuse/and or repackaging may create a risk of patient or user infection, compromise the structural integrity and/or essential material and design characteristics of the device, which may lead to device failure, and/or lead to injury, illness or death of the patent.
Do not re-sterilize. The sterility of the single-use device is not guaranteed following re-sterilization because of an indeterminable degree of potential pyrogenic or microbial contamination which may lead to infection complications. Re-sterilization may compromise the structural integrity, essential material and/or design characteristics and may lead to an unpredictable loss of functionality and/or device failure.