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I.V. Line Anchoring Support Platform
by Progressive Doctors, LLC

I.V. Safety Cuff

Forearm Protection for I.V. Anchoring

I.V. Line Support Platform:
Eliminates Tugging & Pulling on Needle at Point of Insertion with Patient Movement
Eliminates Allergic Tape Reactions or
Sensitivities  3. Eliminates Painful Tape Removal

4. Provides Patients Greater Range of Motion  5. Allows Skin to Breath Under Platform
6. Eliminates Risk of Skin Tears  7. Reduces Overall Chance of Infection

  Inventor - David Dixon, M.D. / U.S. & International Patents Pending
Warning: This Page Contains Very Graphic Content Below.

We are now able to accept large OEM orders with private-label packaging; allowing worldwide distributors and wholesalers to expand their own product lines with this award winning patented disposable infection control, skin protection & barrier device!
Please send OEM / Private Label inquires and requests to: pdcustomerservice@hotmail.com in c/o Dr. Dixon.

Comfort and Compassion are always welcome friends...
Single-use Disposable, Ambidextrous, Hypo-Allergenic, Bacterial and Water Resistant.
Comes with Adhesive Tab to Easily and Comfortably Secure Ends.
One Size Fits All (Small Children through Very Large Adults).
HCPCS - A4221

Problem: We are quite confident that the conventional practice of securing an intravenous line "safety or release loop" with adhesive tape to the bare forearm is not a good thing.

 This common and every day oversight of applying an adhesive backed tape directly onto the forearm skin, usually results in some type of skin tearing, shearing, tape allergy, or (if you are lucky)
only painful hair removal.  Here is a graphic example of what can go wrong:

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words...

Payne-Martin Category III Forearm Skin Tear from Adhesive Tape.
An I.V. Safety Cuff Would Have Prevented This From Occurring.

Is There Even A Choice?


Solution: The I.V. Safety Cuff™ Intravenous Line Support Platform for Adults and Children.

A practical, low cost, field tested answer to a hugely ignored, under-reported and very costly problem.
  1. Eliminates Tugging and Pulling on Needle at Point of Insertion:  The I.V. Safety Cuff provides a "platform" that allows the excess I.V. line to "float" above the forearm.
  2. Eliminates Allergic Tape Reactions or Sensitivities:  No tape is used to secure the Cuff to the forearm skin.  Instead, the Safety Cuff's wings/arms are held together using a 24mm 3M Double Sided Adhesive Tape Dot.
  3. Eliminates Painful Tape Removal:  Again, no tape is used when applying the I.V. Safety Cuff to the forearm skin, so the risk is completely eliminated.
  4. Provides Increased Range of Motion:  The "floating" Safety Cuff presents a stable yet flexible platform for I.V. tubing - allowing for greater range of motion, peace of mind and comfort of the forearm, wrist and hand during pronation or supination.
  5. The I.V. Safety Cuff Platform Allows The Forearm Skin to Breath:  This greatly reduces the potential for surface maceration or tissue deterioration from lack of oxygen.
  6. Eliminates Risk of Skin Tears:  No tape should ever need to contact the skin when using the Safety Cuff .  Skin Tears from I.V. line tape on the forearms are 100% iatrogenic and 100% preventable.
  7. Reduces Overall Chance of Infection:  Intact skin is less likely to become infected by various skin borne pathogens like MRSA.

Securing an I.V. Line directly to the forearm may become a costly burden for both patient and facility.


Payne-Martin Category I Forearm Skin Tear from Adhesive Tape.               Payne-Martin Category II Forearm Skin Tear from Adhesive Tape.
Skin Tear pictures above are reprinted from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System
PA-PSRS Patient Safety Advisory, Vol. 3, No. 3--September 2006 - Copyright 2006 by the Patient Safety Authority

Skin Tear Facts:
  Malone and colleagues estimate at least 1.5 million skin tears from tape removal occur each year
in institutionalized elderly care alone.  This does not include everyone else in hospitals, hospices or clinics; plus the fact that this is greatly under-reported, the numbers are certainly much, much higher.

2.  Individual facilities have reported skin tear prevalence rates ranging from 14-24%.
(Theses numbers alone lead one to speculate the numbers are far greater than what's reported.)

3.  Skin Tears are obviously very painful - it hurts to have your skin ripped off.

4.  Skin Tears may lead to serious cases of infection like MRSA.

5.  Skin Tears increase caregiver time and facility costs.

Until now, no one has offered an industry standard to prevent this from happening.

Question - You have to wonder why?!?

Answer - A lot of these injuries or allergies are a result of being on a Med-Surg floor, in an
ER or Dialysis Center where much of this tape is placed; however, later on, it is not removed by those who originally placed it.  Removal comes later - on the "floor" or at discharge, where most skin tears occur.  The tape placer and the tape remover are rarely the same.  Finally, the issue of whether or not simple tape will injure someone, is usually lost on the more critical reason(s) why someone is seeking medical attention in the first place (i.e. cardiac arrest, diabetic crisis, etc.).

Conclusion -
Skin Tears, Tape Allergies, Infections and other injuries as a result of I.V. Lines
taped directly to the forearm skin are now 100% preventable with the
I.V. Safety Cuff.

U.S. & International Patents Issued & Pending
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