The I.V. House UltraDressing 330 series is available for neonates, infants, and pediatric patients. The award-winning design reduces the need for over-taping to prevent damage to delicate skin.
The 330 series I.V. House UltraDressing comes in two sizes, small and smaller, and fits on the hand, arm, foot, or leg.
Secure the IV site according to your hospital's policies and procedures. Tape the loop of tubing small enough so that it will fit inside the inner curve of the dome. Position an I.V. House UltraDressing over the catheter hub and transparent dressing. Wrap the adjustable strap comfortably, leaving enough stretch to fit a finger under the fabric. Cut off excess fabric.
Remove the blue release paper to expose a strip of soft surgical tape to keep the device from sliding. Rewrap the fabric, gently pressing the tape into place. (Please disregard the step with the blue release paper. A recent fabric enhancement has eliminated this step, and the surgical tape is no longer necessary). Close with Velcro. Remove the crack-and-peel backing from the puppy sticker and apply the sticker to the dome. Tell the patient that the puppy likes to sleep on the dome house and to leave her alone.
Inspect the IV site by releasing the Velcro tab, lifting the dome, and viewing the entire site. Check the IV insertion site hourly. Turn the extremity over to Touch, Look, and Compare the IV site with the opposite extremity. It should feel soft, warm, and dry. Inspect the IV site by releasing the Velcro tab, lifting the dome, and viewing the entire site. Look at the site and check for signs of leaking IV fluid and then compare the extremity to the opposite side to check for any swelling.
Change the I.V. House UltraDressing for each new IV insertion. Removal of the device does not harm skin or pull hair.
For additional stabilization of the joint the I.V. House UltraDressing is designed for use with the TLC Splint. All I.V. House devices comply with CDC guidelines and the 2016 Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice.
To order samples please visit ivhouse.com.