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IV3000 1 Hand Catheter Dressing

IV3000 1 Hand Catheter Dressing


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IV3000 1 Hand Moisture Responsive Cannula Fixation Dressing - IV3000 1 Hand is a moisture responsive transparent film dressing specifically designed to meet the needs of catheter fixation and to keep the catheter site dry. Independent clinical experts have proven IV3000 to offer safe, secure and cost effective catheter fixation and believe it to be ‘a technological advance for IV site care'. The 1 Hand delivery system provides quick and easy aseptic application to all major catheter types.


  • Moisture responsive high Moisture Vapour Tranmission Rate film
  • Grid pattern adhesive
  • Transparent and conformable
  • 1 Hand delivery systeM


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 vapour than ordinary films. This prevents the accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing so reducing bacterial growth and the risk of catheter-related infection. 

Minimises unscheduled dressing changes 
The higher permeability of IV3000 keeps the skin drier so improving dressing adherence and reducing the number of unscheduled dressing changes. 

Greater patient comfort 
IV3000 is kind to the patient's skin. Its low allergy adhesive and highly permeable Reactic film help prevent skin maceration or irritation and result in improved patient comfort. 

Excellent catheter stability 
The highly conformable IV3000 film allows the patient to move freely and yet will remain firmly adhered around the catheter hub so ensuring excellent fixation. 

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

Waterproof barrier 
IV3000 is waterproof and allows the patient to bathe or shower with the dressing in situ. 

Easy application and removal

  • The 1 Hand delivery system is designed to provide quick and easy aseptic application. It also allows the dressing to be applied with 1 Hand if required leaving the other hand free to stabilise the catheter or patient.
  • The unique grid pattern adhesive makes dressing removal easier than with ordinary films as it reduces pain on removal and leaves less adhesive residue on the patients skin.

Contraindications / Precautions

IV3000 should be used on IV or epidural 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. 

When using IV3000 to secure tubing sets of portable infusion pumps, including insulin pumps for diabetics, extra care should be exercised during periods of vigorous activity or when exposed to wet conditions. Check dressing frequently to assure adhesion of dressing, as a loss of adhesion can occur, potentially resulting in catheter dislodgement and loss of medication flow. Users may consider using the larger IV3000 (product code 4008) dressing, with a greater adherent surface area, as a replacement dressing where additional adhesion is needed.

Ordering Information:

Catalogue# Size Quantity per Carton Suggested on
66004011 5cm x 6cm 100 dressings Paediatric catheters
4007 6cm x 7cm 100 dressings Non-ported peripheral catheters
4008 10cm x 12cm 50 dressings Central line catheters
4006 7cm x 9cm 100 dressings Ported peripheral catheters
66004009 9cm x 12cm 50 dressings Central line catheter




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