3M Tegaderm IV Advanced Securement Dressing With Comfort Adhesive Technology

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
Item # Desc Pkg Price
1683 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" (6.5cm x 7cm) $8.67
1685 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" (8.5cm x 11.5cm) $0.17
1688 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) $7.65

3M Tegaderm IV Advanced Securement Dressing With Comfort Adhesive Technology is comprehensively designed to deliver exceptional patient care by providing cost-effective advanced catheter securement, longer wear time, and excellent moisture management. This dressing helps preserve skin integrity during wear and then removes gently, improving patient comfort and minimizing trauma to tender catheter sites.

Tegaderm IV Advanced Dressing Features

  • 3M Tegaderm IV Dressing With Comfort Adhesive Technology is designed to maintain securement by preventing edge lift and flexing with patient movement
  • Reinforced border, deep notch and tape strips work together to enlist the entire dressing in securement
  • Innovative adhesives hold strongly, manage moisture, and release easily
  • Potentially reduce the number of dressing changes and restarts
  • Worn for up to 7 days on a PIV catheter
  • Provides up to 7 days of wear time for CVCs
  • Designed to promote consistent application
  • Frame delivery makes placement accurate and easy
  • Supports infection prevention goals
  • Waterproof film coating on all pieces provides a barrier to external contaminants including liquids, bacteria and viruses
  • Allows continuous monitoring

Why Choose 3M IV Dressing?

  • Comfort Adhesive Technology: 
    • Two innovative adhesives provide excellent hold, even under moist skin conditions
    • The firmer, patterned adhesive secures and protects the catheter and channels moisture from the skin, facilitating efficient moisture evaporation through the dressings breathable film
    • A complementary adhesive along the border provides added dressing securement
    • Although the adhesives build in strength during the first 24 hours after application and secure throughout wear time, both remain gentle on skin and release comfortably upon removal
  • Force-shifting notch:
    • The dressings notch shifts the pull force from the dressings edge to its center, then across the dressing
    • The notch not only enlists the entire dressing in securement, but its depth also diminishes the risk of catheter dislodgement
  • Stabilization border and tape strips:
    • The strength of the reinforced border enhances stabilization, while the dressing remains flexible and conformable
    • The addition of sterile tape strips, applied according to recommended best practices, allows the dressing to withstand an additional one and a half pounds of pull force
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesives:
    • The dressings pressure-sensitive adhesives flow into the irregular surface of the skin
    • Applying the dressing with firm pressure thus puts more adhesive in contact with a greater amount of skin surface for better securement
  • Strong but gentle dual adhesives:
    • Patterned film adhesive holds strongly, manages moisture and releases gently
    • Stabilization border adhesive forms seal around catheter site
    • Pressure-sensitive adhesive conforms to skin and builds strength over 24 hours 
    • Latex-free
  • Deep force-shifting notch:
    • Enlists entire dressing in securement
    • Discourages edge lift
    • Reduces catheter manipulation on application
  • Picture-frame delivery:
    • Design makes placement accurate and easy
    • No-touch application provides maximum control of application without touching dressing adhesive
  • Transparent film:
    • Provides continual site observation
    • Conformable and flexible, which reduces stress on the skin
    • Highly breathable for moisture evaporation and improved securement 
    • Waterproof, sterile barrier to external contaminants including liquids, bacteriaand viruses
  • Stabilization border:
    • Border strength yields improved securement
    • Reduces edge roll to maintain seal
    • Provides comfort and resists soiling, for longer wear time
    • Special coating allows for easy tape strip removal to gain hub access without removing dressing
  • Sterile tape strips:
    • Provide all-in-one securement system
    • Improve protocol compliance
    • Precut for anchoring hubs, lumens and tubing

What to buy with Tegaderm IV Dressing

How to apply 3M IV Dressing?

  1. Prepare the site according to your facility’s protocol. Allow all preps and skin protectants to dry completely. Open the package and remove the sterile dressing.
  2. Peel liner from dressing, exposing adhesive surface. Flip dressing over so adhesive faces skin.
  3. Positioning notched side of dressing over catheter hub, place stabilization border over catheter “wings.”
  4. Slightly overlap the stabilization border tabs under hub or lumens. Press transparent portion of dressing into place.
  5. While slowly peeling off paper frame, smooth dressing edges with fingertips.
  6. Smooth dressing from center toward edges, using firm pressure.
  7. Remove precut sterile tape strips from paper frame. Secure strips over top of stabilization border dressing and catheter hub, positioning strips parallel and close to one another.
  8. Stabilize any extensions and label dressing according to your facility’s protocol.

How to remove the 3M IV Securement Dressing?

  1. Remove tape strips applied to top of dressing.
  2. Separate stabilization border tabs and gently peel the dressing back toward insertion site.
  3. Slowly peel dressing back over itself while stabilizing catheter and supporting surrounding skin. A medical adhesive remover can be used if needed

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Linda Clements     03/26/2015

Can this dressing be left on longer than 7 days? Clinically indicated and IV stays in longer than 7 days, do we have to do a dressing change with this product. 


Customer Care    03/31/2015

Thank you for reaching out to us. It depends on the site and patient. 

3M would defer to the guidelines, and according to the INS policies and procedures for pediatrics, 2014, page 97, "Routine site care and dressing changes are not done for the short peripheral catheter". 

For Adults, and older adults, the INS policies and procedures, 2014, page 110 states, "short peripheral access site care and dressing changes will be performed when the integrity of the dressing is compromised; if moisture, drainage, or blood is present; or for further assessment if site infection or inflammation is suspected" TSM dressings will be changed every 5 to 7 days. 

In short, Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings can be safely worn for up to seven days — until the dressing is soiled or no longer intact — or for the length of facility protocol.


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