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StatLock PICC Plus Catheter Stabilization Device for PICC Lines Overview
The StatLock PICC Plus Catheter Stabilization Device holds winged PICC catheters in place for patient safety. This product has been shown in studies to greatly improve patient outcomes and quality of care compared to traditional forms of PICC site stabilization. For example, this product typically replaces the need for sutures and is much more stable and long-lasting than tape. In addition to these benefits, several customizability options are available. Two anchor pad options are offered: closed-cell foam or nonabsorbent tricot polyester. In addition, users can choose between sliding post and fixed post options. This product is compatible with virtually any winged PICC catheter.
StatLock Stabilization Device PICC Plus has been shown to:
- Increase catheter dwell times from 44 hours to 98 hours
- Decrease unscheduled IV catheter restarts from 71 to 17%
- Lower the rate of IV complications by approximately 67%
- Decrease phlebitis rates by 80%
- Eliminate suture-related needlesticks
- Decrease material costs
- Create efficiency, saving an average of 29 minutes per IV treatment compared to tape
- Improve patient care
For use with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), this IV Stabilizer offers great versatility and ease of use. Just lift the transparent "gull-wings" on the stabilizer, place the catheter wings over the posts, and close.
Features and Benefits
Who Will Find This Product Useful?
Caregivers will want to consider this product for users who need PICC lines for liquid nutrition or medication delivery. Patients with the following conditions may need PICC devices:
- Liquid nutrition requirement
- A need for medication that may inflame or otherwise injure small veins
How to Use StatLock PICC Stabilization Device
This product is contraindicated for users who are allergic to tapes or adhesives and users who have diaphoretic, greasy, or flaky skin that will not allow an adhesive to stick.
Precautions and Warnings
- Adhere to standard and facility infection control standards and guidelines during the application, care, and removal processes.
- Upon application of this device, ensure the arrow points toward the catheter tip.
- Do not apply over acetone or alcohol solutions as this will compromise adhesion. Dirt, oil, and debris must be removed from the skin before applying the device.
- Avoid unnecessary handling of the catheter tubing during administration and removal of this item.
- This item should be checked for continued adhesion regularly.
- This item can and should be sutured to the skin if necessary.
- For arterial and central venous catheters, a securing Luer-lock connector is necessary.
- This device is a single-use item. Do not re-sterilize or reuse.
How to Apply a StatLock Device
Important Notice: Read all user manual instructions and safety information before applying this device. A manual is supplied near the bottom of this page for convenience.
- Cleanse and de-grease the securement site with one or two alcohol prep wipes.
- Allow the cleansed area to dry completely.
- Apply the provided skin protectant pad to the securement site.
- Allow the area to once again dry completely. This will take about 10 to 15 seconds and the area will be smooth, not tacky, once the area has dried.
Fixed Post Device Application
- Place the catheter suture holds over the posts.
- Press the clear device lids closed, one side at a time.
- Peel away the paper backing.
- Place the anchor pad over the prepared securement site.
- Apply a transparent dressing either up to the anchor pad or so it completely covers the anchor pad.
Sliding Post Device Application
- First place one of the catheter suture holds over either of the posts.
- Slide the catheter and post toward the second post until the suture hole fits over it easily.
- Press the lids closed, one side at a time.
- Peel paper backing off.
- Place the anchor pad over the prepared securement site.
- Use a transparent dressing either up to either cover up the anchor pad entirely or so it covers the area up to the anchor pad.
How to Change a StatLock on a PICC Line
- Stabilize the catheter by pressing its center against the skin.
- Open the lids to disengage the catheter from its cradle.
- Lift the catheter.
- Use alcohol to wet and dissolve the pad's adhesive. This will loosen the corner of the pad.
- Once the corner of the pad is loosened, gently lift the corner.
- Gently stroke the undersurface of the pad with a q-tip soaked in alcohol or an alcohol wipe to dissolve the adhesive and then gradually remove the rest of the pad.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should a StatLock Be Changed?
This item must be replaced at least once a week.
What should be used for disinfection prior to use of this product?
The manufacturer recommends using the chlorhexidine or Alcohol Preparation Wipe used for the insertion site on the securement site as well. Next, use the skin preparation pad that comes with this PICC stabilization device as it creates a protective acrylic layer that ensures better adhesion of the product. Be sure to allow the area to dry for 10 to 15 seconds after preparation. Once the skin is smooth and dry (not tacky), the stabilization device can be applied.
If IV tubing needs to be changed out, do I need to remove the stabilization device first?
This depends on the specific StatLock device. If there is a tape secured-PIV, the tape must be removed to change the tubing. For the StatLock IV Ultra, the stabilization device can be kept in place while the tubing is changed out. The device will need to be replaced if changing out tubing with a StatLock IV Select device. Read the instructions packaged with each device for more information.
Is this PICC line dressing change item sterile?This product is sterile.
Complementary Products and Accessories
- Groshong PICC Replacement Connector: A three-way, silicone IV supply. This connector is 4 French and single lumen and has needlestick safety features.
- McKesson 6-Inch Cotton Tipped Applicators: Sterile Q-tips that are perfect for PICC stabilization device removal.
- McKesson Normal Saline Solution: A sterile saline solution for wound irrigation and cleansing and stabilization device removal. This product is a 0.9% sodium chloride solution and comes in options of 100, 250, and 500 milliliters.
- Micro-Guard CHG: A non-sterile chlorohexidine solution that comes in both 2% and 4% concentrations.
- StatLock PICC/CVC Stabilization Device Dressing Change Kit: This handy kit includes gloves, gauze, foam strips, masks, and more.
StatLock PICC Plus stabilization device placement and removal procedures (7:51 minutes)
StatLock PICC Plus Stabilization Device Application Procedure Video (4:45 minutes)
StatLock PICC Plus Stabilization Device In-Service Video (12:37 minutes)
Advancing the World of Health (1:23 minutes)
- Manufacturer: Bard
- Brand: StatLock
- Material: Foam, Tricot Polyester Anchor Pad
- Latex-Free: Yes
- Sterile: Yes
Manuals and Documents
- Brochure contains product features and specifications.
- User Manual contains use and care instructions.
- Mayo Clinic. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line.
- Additional Information