How to use Bard StatLock Catheter Stabilization Device?
- Place Foley catheter into the retainer. The directional arrow should point towards the catheter tip, and the balloon inflation arm should be next to the clamp hinge.
- Close the lid by placing fingers under the pad and pressing the grip markers at the end of the clamp with the thumb, being careful to avoid pinching the catheter.
- Identify proper securement site by gently laying StatLock deivce straight on the front of thigh, then back up 1" towards the insertion site. Make sure leg is fully extended. Gently place StatLock off to the side, away from the selected securement site.
- Cleanse securement site with alcohol. Let skin dry. Be sure to clean an area larger than the securement site.
- Apply skin protectant pads to the targeted stabilization site. Use both pads and apply skin protectant in the direction of hair growth. Apply skin protectant in direction of hair growth, to an area larger than the securement site. Be sure to cover a much larger area than the actual targeted stabilization site. Allow drying completely (10 to 15 seconds) until the skin is smooth to the touch.
- Using a permanent marker, write initials and date of application on the StatLock anchor pad. Note: Always secure catheter into the StatLock device retainer before applying adhesive pad on the skin.
- Place and Peel: Align the device over the securement site, leaving 1" of catheter slack between the insertion site and the device retainer. Make sure leg is fully extended.
- While holding the retainer to keep the pad in place, peel away paper backing, one side at a time, and place tension-free on the skin.
How to remove Bard StatLock for Foley Catheters?
1. Disengage: Open retainer by pressing release button with thumb, then gently lift to open.
2. Remove the Foley catheter
3. Dissolve: Wipe the edge of the pad using at least 5-6 alcohol pads until a corner lifts. Then continue to stroke undersurface of the pad, in a back-and-forth motion, by squeezing the alcohol out to dissolve the adhesive pad away from the skin. Do not pull or force pad to remove.
How to maintain Bard StatLock Foley Catheter Stabilization Device?
- Bard StatLock should be assessed daily and changed at least every seven days
- If the pad becomes soiled, then wash with soap/water, saline or hydrogen peroxide
- Do not use alcohol or prepackaged bathing systems, which could lead to early lifting
- If showering/bathing, then cover with plastic wrap or waterproof dressing
- Evaluate skin integrity prior to application
- Consult healthcare professional about the removal of the StatLock stabilization device if experience any shifts in the fluid input that may interfere with skin integrity
Bard StatLock for Catheter - User Manual
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not use the Statlock Foley stabilization device where loss of adherence could occur, such as with a confused patient, unattended access device, diaphoretic or non-adherent skin, or when the access device is not monitored daily.
- Observe universal blood and body fluid precautions and infection control procedures, during the bard statlock device application and removal.
- Catheter insertion site should be treated per established hospital policy and procedure.
- Minimize catheter manipulation during device application and removal.
- The Statlock catheter device pad adherence and catheter/tube position should be routinely inspected.
- Known tape or adhesive allergies
FAQ About Bard Stat Locks for Catheters
1. Why is it important to secure the foley catheter?
If the foley catheters are not secured appropriately, they can lead to severe trauma of a patient's urethra, potential damage to bladder neck, infection and inflammation, pain and irritation, possible bypassing, or accidental dislodging of a catheter. To prevent such problems it is ideal to use Bard StatLock Stabilization Device.
2. What is a Catheter Stabilization Device?
A: Catheter Stabilization Device is used to hold Foley or indwelling catheters securely in the place. This device helps reduce the risk of urethral trauma, urine backflow. It is ideal to prevent the movement of catheters.
3. Can I wear StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device when I wash?
The device is made of tricot polyester and is moisture resistant. If you have a shower, then the StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device should dry very quickly, however, for long baths, it is recommended that you should cover the device with a plastic bag.
4. When do I need to change my StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device?
StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device can be worn for up to seven days, after which it needs to be replaced with a new one. It is recommended that the user regularly change the site on the leg or abdomen where the device is placed to prevent skin allergies.
5. Do I need to shave the leg?
No, the user doesn’t need to shave the area where they are placing the StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device. Where necessary, the user can clip the hair shorter.
6. Is the StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device appropriate for all patients?
StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device has a similar use to other adhesive products. The device is appropriate for the majority of patients. Common situations to avoid adhesive placement include severe edema, ascites, burns, open wounds, sloughing skin, etc. The device should not be placed on patients with an allergies.
7. Can the StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device be used with both Suprapubic and Urethral catheters?
Yes, users can use the StatLock Foley Stabilisation Device with both routes of catheterization. This device can be applied to the leg for Urethral catheters and the abdomen or the leg for Suprapubic catheters.
8. How often to change a StatLock?
A: Statlock should be changed every seven (7) days.
9. How to secure a Catheter Tube?
A: Catheter tube can be secured using a catheter stabilization device that helps prevent catheter movement and prevent bladder spasms and pain.
10. Where should a male foley catheter be secured?
Secure the catheter to your patient's lower abdomen or upper thigh, allowing some slack in the tubing. Secure the drainage bag to the bed frame below his bladder level. Provide perineal care. Remove your gloves and wash your hands.