Catheter Securement Devices

Healthcare workers have customarily used tape or sutures to secure medical catheters. Typically, they use sutures for central venous catheters, arterial catheters, endotracheal tubes and chest tubes. More recently engineered solutions such as improved adhesive products and securement devices have been introduced to reduce or eliminate the need for sutures, reduce needlestick risk for staff, improving device position stability and reducing patient risk of infection.