Abstract

A prospective, sequential, controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the clinical and cost consequences of securing arterial catheters with a precision-engineered securement device compared with tape and transparent membrane dressing (TMD). Tape and TMD securement resulted in an unscheduled catheter restart rate of 25%; the study device resulted in an unscheduled catheter restart rate of 12.8%. The difference was highly significant (P < .001).

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