Vascular access device stabilization and line securement

Proper primary and secondary securement can reduce complications, increase patient comfort, and save money.


  • Millions of peripheral IVs and central venous catheters are inserted every year.
  • Securement choices include several types of tape, transparent dressings, sutures, engineered securement devices (ESDs), subcutaneous ESDs, and medical cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives.
  • Decisions related to securement should be considered equally as important as the choice of the catheter itself.

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