A novel securement device to reduce catheter related complications, infections, and improve the quality of life in patients requiring long term central venous access.
A Central Venous Catheter is flexible tube that passes through the chest wall and into a vein to deliver treatment, monitor blood pressure or access the circulatory system for dialysis.
These central lines are susceptible to life threatening infections, mechanic damage from trauma and micro movements in the skin that can lead to hospitalisation, re-catheterisation and a diminished quality of life for the patient.
StathGuard is a new combination of dressing and securement device that will remove the necessity of sutures for securement, reduce the risk of catheter related infections and complications, and improve the quality of life for patients.
The development of StathGuard is funded through an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund