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The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) has issued revised standards oncatheter stabilization that now recommend the use of a manufacturedcatheter device, when feasible.
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) has issued revised standards on catheter stabilization that now recommend the use of a manufactured catheter device, when feasible.
According to standards recently released in the Journal of Infusion Nursing (2006; 29[1 suppl]:S1-92, practice criteria for catheter stabilization include the following:
The practice criteria also cover removal of the stabilization device to allow visualization of access site and skin; proper application of tapes or surgical strips; use of alternative stabilization devices when sutures are used for initial stabilization and become loose; and restabilization when a catheter has migrated externally.