StayFIX Suture-Free Catheter Fixation Device Features
- Suture-Free: Non-invasive StayFIX means no painful sutures and no exposure to sharps or sharps-related injury.
- Secure: Medical grade adhesive secures devices to patients for up to 7 days.
- Absorbent: Hydrocolloid material reduces skin irritation by absorbing fluid leaking from the insertion site.
- Easy: Patients can apply and remove the StayFIX by themselves.
- Water Resistant: Patients can shower without covering up the StayFIX or insertion site.
- Comfortable: Soft material conforms to the body and reduces catheter movement.
When to use Catheter Securement Stayfix?
The stayfix dressing is indicated to adhere to the skin and secure a percutaneous non-vascular catheter or tube to help minimize movement and/or accidental removal.
StayFIX Dressing User Manuals
What to Buy with StayFix Catheter Securement Device?
Medline Catheter Plug and Drain Tube Cover Set
How to use StayFIX Fixation Device?
To adhere effectively, the Stayfix Dressing must be applied to a clean, dry skin surface. Be sure to follow healthcare provider instructions for cleaning and managing the area where the catheter or tube exits your body. Application instructions are illustrated below (Reverse instructions for removal):
- Remove it from sterile packaging.
- Align the fixation device slit with catheter or tube.
- Slide it slit around catheter or tube until catheter or tube is positioned in the hole against the blue foam.
- Peel off the paper backing and adhere it to the skin.
- Peel off paper backing from the blue foam.
- Gently bend catheter or tube into the blue foam channel.
- Peel off the large paper backing from the second tab.
- Fold the second tab over the catheter or tube.
Using the StayFix Fixation at Home:
- StayFIX Fixation Device should remain secure for up to seven days. After seven days (sooner if the StayFIX Fixation Device becomes loose for any reason) you need to remove the old StayFIX Fixation Device and replace it with a new one.
- Inspect it daily to make sure that it is still holding the implanted device securely.
- If it becomes loose, remove it and replace it with a new StayFIX Fixation Device.
- StayFIX can get wet, but avoid soaking in water for an extended amount of time.
- Avoid touching the Fixation Device until it has dried completely. Again, if it becomes loose, remove it and replace it with a new StayFIX Fixation Device.
- Contents are sterile.
- Do not use if the packaging is opened, damaged, or broken.
- For single patient use only.
- Do not reuse, reprocess, or resterilize. Reuse, reprocessing, or resterilization may compromise the structural integrity of the device and/or lead to device failure, which in turn may result in patient injury, illness, or death. Reuse, reprocessing or resterilization may also create a risk of contamination of the device and/or cause patient infection or cross-infection, including, but not limited to, the transmission of infectious disease(s) from one patient to another. Contamination of the device may lead to injury, illness, or death of the patient.
- Do not use after expiration date.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- After seven (7) days (sooner if the fixation device becomes loose for any reason) remove the old device and replace with a new StayFIX Fixation Device.
- When removing the old StayFIX Fixation Device, use care not to move or accidentally pull out catheter or tube
Inspect the StayFIX Fixation Device daily to make sure that
- It is still holding the catheter or tube securely,
- Continues to stick to your skin, and
- Maintains its overall integrity
- Use on patients with known tape or adhesive allergies.
- Use with vascular catheters.