Established in 1991, I.V. House brings innovative IV therapy joint stabilization and IV insertion site protection products that improve patient safety and increase nurse efficiency to leading hospitals worldwide.
I.V. House products are used in hospitals around the world, including in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Italy, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. In fact, 60% of the 2018-2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list of 10 Honor Roll hospitals are I.V. House customers.
Protection Over and Above
After years of watching nurses painstakingly construct makeshift IV covers from specimen cups, gauze, and tape every shift, pediatric nurse Lisa Vallino, BSN, RN, and her mother Betty Rozier, President Emeritus, developed the I.V. House UltraDome.
Since that time, I.V. House has expanded the product portfolio to include the TLC Splint, available for the elbow, wrist, and foot, which stabilizes the joint for ideal IV therapy infusion, and the award-winning, tape-free, IV insertion site protection of the I.V. House Ultra Dressing.
The Importance of Human Factors and Ergonomics
When designing products for the healthcare field, it’s important to solve problems for both the nurse and the patient. By partnering with the world leader in ergonomic industrial design for hand intensive products, I.V. House incorporates best practices of Human Factors and Ergonomics to their product portfolio.
Each I.V. House product is specifically designed to make it faster and easier for nurses to check IV insertion sites and the surrounding area for signs of complications, for instance changes in color, size or temperature, and real-life hospital trials show promising results.
In fact, a trial at St. Louis Children’s Hospital showed ZERO IV infiltrates in the patients wearing the TLC Splint compared to 12 IV infiltrates in the patients wearing traditional armboards.
As hospitals continue to focus on improving patient satisfaction, devices that extend dwell times and reduce the need for painful restarts will improve a patient’s outlook on their hospital experience.