The Experts Weigh In

Testimonials from Educators, Consultants, Customers, Patients, and Parents

“I believe that the IV shield with a self-adhering "glove” will revolutionize the protection of IV sites. Up until now, excess tape had to be used to stabilize the catheter and tubing. Not only does tape obscure the IV site, but it also can damage skin when the tape is removed. The IV House glove moves us closer to the practice of atraumatic care.”

Donna L. Wong, PhD, RN, PNP, CPN, FAAN
Consultant, Lecturer, Researcher and Author
Nursing Care of Infants and Children
and Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

Tulsa, Oklahoma

“As I see it, there are three critical steps in obtaining an intravenous line in children: finding a site in the first place; securing the catheter in a moving child; and protecting your precious investment with I.V. House.”

Anthony J. Scalzo, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Medical Director, PALS/PACTS FOR LIFE®
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

“I.V. House prevents over-taping. Therefore nurses are able to assess the IV site more readily. With too much tape they are unable to see when an IV clots off or becomes occluded. Removal of excessive tape causes increased pain and trauma.”

Sharon Pontius, PhD, RN
President, Dean and Professor at
The Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health
St. Louis, Missouri

“Cost of the product was only one factor considered; the safety for the babies is crucial. We had to protect our peripheral devices—it really wasn’t an option to go without.”

Janet Pettit, RNC, MSN, NNP
Modesto, California