I.V. House Site Protector Advantages

The award-winning I.V. House was created for nurses by a nurse experienced in emergency room care. This revolutionary product represents a giant step in the practice of atraumatic care and patient satisfaction.
Engineered as a primary prevention safety device

The I.V. House UltraDome® and I.V. House UltraDressing® prevent accidental removal of catheters, thus eliminating the need for additional needles to restart IVs.

Extends dwell times

I.V. House devices reduce complications like dislodgment, phlebitis, infiltration and extravasation and can greatly decrease the need for costly and traumatic reinsertions. Protecting a successful IV insertion can be especially reassuring to needle phobic patients and small children. The I.V. House UltraDressing is the safe, gentle way to help prevent your geriatric and pediatric patients from picking at or pulling out their catheter from ER admission to hospital discharge.

Eliminates exposed looping, a primary cause of dislodgments

With the over-and-above protection of an I.V. House, painful snagging on clothing, bedding or furniture is a thing of the past. 

Minimizes tape while maximizing protection of IV site and patient's skin

Tape removal not only hurts, it can cause epidermal stripping, skin irritation, or even dislodgment. The animated hand on the Directions page of this website demonstrates a tape-on-tape procedure that reduces over-taping an IV site. This minimal method of taping only at the hub across the transparent dressing also protects the integrity of the one-way moisture vapor transfer rate of the transparent dressing.

Vented, transparent dome permits continuous IV access & assessment

Over-taping, gauze or cohesive wraps can obscure the IV site and surrounding area, causing nurses to miss crucial, early signs of trouble. But with I.V. House’s transparent plastic dome, there is always immediate, uninterrupted access in compliance with 2006 INS Standards 43.2 that states “Catheters shall be stabilized using a method that does not interfere with assessment and monitoring of the access site or impede vascular circulation or delivery of the prescribed therapy.”

Adjustable Velcro® closure on resealable “glove” eliminates over-taping of fragile skin

The adjustable, resealable Velcro® tab eliminates the need to tape the I.V. House UltraDressings device in place and prevents over-taping of fragile skin. The tab also allows for easy, anytime IV site inspection. This is especially important in pediatrics, where IV sites are inspected hourly.

Ergonomic design fits either hand

Designed by Metaphase, the world's leading ergonomic experts for handheld products, the I.V. House UltraDressing fits like a glove and humanizes what is too often a cold, sterile, frightening medical experience. The I.V. House UltraDressing is the first site protector that reduces patient anxiety and increases personal comfort while simultaneously adding to the hospital's profit line.

Single-use; latex, DEHP and BPA free
Award-winning design

I.V. House, Inc. earned three awards in the medical technology arena for the I.V. House UltraDressing. View Awards.