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IV3000* Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing

IV3000* Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing is a moisture-responsive transparent film dressing specifically designed to meet the needs of catheter fixation. Available in 3 ranges: 1-hand, standard, and frame delivery.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds. *Trademark of Smith+Nephew
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• Provides physical separation between catheter site and external environments
• Film acts as a barrier to bacteria, including MRSA, to reduce risk of infection
• Unique grid pattern adhesive eases application and reduces pain on removal
• Low allergy adhesive and highly permeable film improve patient comfort
• Prevents moisture accumulation to reduce risk of infection
• Excellent catheter stability allows patient to move freely
• Transparency allows for convenient visual inspection
• Leaves less adhesive residue on skin


IV3000* Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing is indicated for use on peripheral and central venous catheter fixation.

Warnings and Precautions

IV3000* should be used on IV sites only.
Use on prepared dry skin only.
Do not stack dressings or allow dressings to overlap. Periodically monitor the dressing and catheter site to confirm secure attachment and continued proper infusion, especially after bathing, showering, or if the dressing and catheter site becomes wet. If the dressing comes off, evaluate to ensure proper catheter placement, and then apply a new dressing. As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin.

How Supplied/Sizing
2(3/8)"x2(3/8)", 2(3/8)"x2(3/4)", 3(1/2)"x4(3/4)", 4"x4(3/4)", 4"x5", 4"x8".
Product features
cancel Adhesive border
cancel Antimicrobial format available
check_circle Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
cancel Impermeable to outside contaminants
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Moldable
check_circle One-piece removal
check_circle Self-adhering
cancel Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Mode of Use/Application

Clean and thoroughly dry application area. Remove approximately half of the protector paper and center the dressing over the insertion site. Smooth the dressing down on to the patient's skin, working from the catheter outwards and remove the remaining protector paper. Be careful not to apply the dressing under tension.
The protector paper may be removed from the orange tape handles and the entire handle adhered to the patient's skin.
Alternatively, a portion of the tape handles can be torn off with the protector paper still in place. This can then be removed and the tape handles used to help secure the catheter hub or tubing. They may also be used for documentation.

Removal & Change Frequency

Remove dressing by loosening the orange handles and stretching the dressing parallel to the patient's skin while stabilizing the patient's skin and catheter with the other hand. Alternatively, use an alcohol wipe to break the adhesive seal. If the skin is particularly fragile, then warm soap and water may be used to break the adhesive bond and to ease the dressing off.

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