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3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings


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  • Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings

    Designed for securement and comfort

    3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings are designed to deliver exceptional patient care by providing advanced catheter securement, 7-day wear time, gentle removal, and excellent moisture management.


  • I.V. catheter securement

    Provides secure hold

    A reinforced border, deep notch, and tape strips work together to provide a consistent, secure application while innovative adhesives hold strongly and release easily.  The dressings are designed to maintain securement and prevent edge lift, flexing with patient movement, and managing moisture.


  • Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings help facilities manage I.V. site care costs

    Can provide cost savings

    Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings can help facilities manage I.V. site care costs by potentially reducing the number of dressing changes and catheter restarts.

    The transparent film allows for continuous monitoring of the insertion site. The dressing may be worn for the life of a PIV catheter and provides up to 7 days of wear time for CVCs.1 A waterproof film coating on all pieces resists soiling and provides a barrier to external contaminants including liquids, bacteria and viruses.*

    * In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ brand dressings provide a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.


  • Supports infection prevention goals

    A waterproof film coating on all pieces resists soiling and provides a barrier to external contaminants including liquids, bacteria and viruses.*

    The dressing is transparent to allow continuous monitoring of the insertion site to identify potential complications.

    * In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ brand dressings provide a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.


  • 3M Tegaderm I.V. Dressings easy to apply

    Easy to apply and remove

    Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced dressings are designed to promote consistent application, with a frame delivery that makes placement accurate and easy -- minimizing potential for the dressing to stick to glove or to itself and permitting one-handed application.



Product Features

  • 3M Tegaderm I.V. Dressings stabilization border

    Stabilization Border with Conforming Edge

    - Maximizes securement and wear time
    - Incorporates our latest technology to increase flexibility and conformability while reducing edge left to maintain securement
    - Waterproof film coating to provide a barrier from external contaminants*

    * In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ brand dressings provide a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.


  • 3M Tegaderm I.V. Dressings deep notch

    Deep notch

    - The notch is designed to reduce the risk of catheter dislodgement and manipulation while also discouraging edge-lift
    - Our latest technology, a keyhole-shaped notch, is designed to fit easily around and secure catheter hubs and connection tubing.
    - Dressing catalog number 1688 does not contain a deep notch


  • 3M Tegaderm I.V. Dressings securement tape strip

    Securement Tape Strip

    - One large securement tape strip is designed to enhance catheter stabilization while providing consistent application
    - A pre-printed documentation label helps track dressing changes
    - A waterproof film coating on the large securement tape strip and documentation label provides a barrier from external contaminants*

    * In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ brand dressings provide a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.


  • 3M Tegaderm I.V. Dressings patterned adhesive system

    Pattern-Coated Adhesive System

    - Our latest technology, a breathable patterned adhesive system on the dressing border and tape strips is designed to maximize securement, moisture management and wear time.


Industry Guidelines


  • *In vitro testing shows that the transparent film dressing provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.

    ** 3M Internal data on file

    1. O’Grady, N et al. (2011). Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011.
    Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/BSI/BSFguidelines-2011.htm.(pp. 32-35)


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