Smith & Nephew Opsite IV3000 Standard Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
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Smith & Nephew Opsite IV3000 Standard Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing meets the needs of catheter fixation and keeps the catheter site dry. It is a transparent film dressing with moisture-responsive technology and edges of orange tape. These can either be left in place as a part of dressing or torn from the edges of the dressing and used for extra security of catheter.

Opsite IV3000 Dressing Key Points:

  • IV3000 is specifically designed for IV sites
  • Low allergy adhesive secures catheter in place
  • Waterproof layer allows patients to shower
  • Transparent film allows continuous observation
  • Actively transpires IV site moisture
  • Prevents bacterial and viral infection
  • Sterile packaging keeps dressing fresh

Opsite IV3000 Catheter Dressing Features

  • Offers safe, secure and cost effective catheter fixation
  • Its breathability reduces pooling of moisture, helping the dressing to stay in place without lifting
  • IV3000 dressings form a protective barrier around the IV to help prevent bacterial and viral infection
  • Believed to be a technological advancement for IV site care
  • Low allergy, grid pattern adhesive
  • Transparent and conformable
  • High moisture vapor transmission rate film
  • Opsite IV3000 forms a water-resistant screen 
  • Patient can take a bath or shower without removing the dressing
  • Wide range of sizes and delivery systems to suit peripheral central line and epidural catheters
  • Can stay in place for up to 7 days
  • Non-irritating and non-sensitizing

Indications For Use:

  • IV 3000 Tape is indicated for peripheral and central venous catheter fixation
  • Provides physical separation between the catheter site and external environments to assist in preventing contamination of the catheter site
  • Creates an environment for managing moisture at the catheter site through increased Moisture Vapor Transmission Rates

Benefits Of Smith And Nephew IV3000

Reduces risk of infection - Smith and Nephew IV3000 reduces risk of infection by preventing moisture accumulation. The Reactic film in IV3000 has a unique molecular structure which is significantly more permeable to water vapor than ordinary films. This helps prevent the accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing. IV3000 dressing assists in the reduction of bacterial growth and the risk of catheter-related infection.

Minimizes unscheduled dressing changes - The higher permeability of Opsite IV3000 dressing keeps the skin drier. It improves the dressing adherence and reduces the number of unscheduled dressing changes.

Greater patient comfort - Opsite IV3000 Standard Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing is kind to the patient skin. Its low allergy adhesive and highly permeable Reactic film may help prevent skin maceration or irritation. It results in improved patient comfort.

Excellent catheter stability - The highly conformable IV3000 dressing allows the patient to move freely. It will remain firmly adhered around the catheter hub to ensure excellent fixation.

Convenient visual inspection - IV3000 is transparent and allows for regular inspection of the catheter insertion site. It checks for the signs of infection or phlebitis without the need for dressing removal.

Easy application and removal - Opsite IV3000 Standard Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing is designed to provide easy aseptic application and removal. It reduces pain on removal due to grid adhesive spread and minimizes patient discomfort on removal. Smith and Nephew IV3000 also leaves less adhesive residue on the patient skin.

How To Use Opsite IV3000 Dressing?

Instructions For Using Opsite IV3000  Step 1: Clean and thoroughly dry application area. Remove approximately half of the protector paper and center the IV3000 dressing over the insertion site.
Instructions For Using Opsite IV3000  Step 2: Smooth the Opsite IV3000 Dressing down on to the patient skin working from the catheter outwards and remove the remaining protector paper. Be careful not to apply the dressing under tension.
Instructions For Using Opsite IV3000  Step 3: The protector paper may be removed from the orange tape handles and the entire handle adhered to the patient skin.
Instructions For Using Opsite IV3000  Step 4: 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.
Step 5: Remove Opsite IV3000 Standard Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing by loosening the orange handles and stretching the dressing parallel to the patient skin. Stabilize the patient 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.


  • Opsite IV3000 Standard Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing should be used on IV sites only
  • If a film dressing is required for open wounds such as pressure sores, burns or donor sites, Opsite Flexigrid Adhesive Film Dressings should be used
  • 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

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