3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG I.V. Securement Dressing is now proven and indicated to reduce Cathether-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) and catheter colonisation1. The only transparent I.V. dressing with this indication.
The Tegaderm CHG dressing integrates the powerful antimicrobial activity of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) with the high performance of a Tegaderm dressing. In vitro testing has demonstrated that the Tegaderm Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) gel pad has a broad antimicrobial effect against a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and yeast, including organisms most commonly associated with catheter-related bloodstream infections.2
Innovative Transparent Gel Pad
- Chlorhexidine (CHG) has been dissolved into a soft gel pad to provide a reservoir for consistent and continuous antimicrobial action over time3
- The gel pad is active on contact without requiring additional moisture
- CHG migrates under the catheter to provide continuous circumferential antimicrobial protection at the insertion site4
- Soft and conformable, the gel pad moulds around the catheter and hub
Trusted Tegaderm Film
- Original frame delivery system to ensure accurate positioning and less waste
- Reinforced soft cloth section and two sterile securing strips for catheter secural
The entry site is protected by the trusted Tegaderm film which acts as a barrier to water, virus* and bacteria, protecting the IV site or wound from external contamination.5
*In vitro testing shows that the Tegaderm CHG dressing provides a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
1. Timsit JF, et al. Randomized Controlled Trial of Chlorhexidine Dressing and Highly Adhesive Dressing for Preventing Catheter-Related Infections in critically ill adults. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2012; 186 (12):1272-1278
2. Hensler JP (2009) Poster, Conference of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Helsinki, May 2009.
3. Maki DG, Stahl, J, Jacobson C et al (2008)A Novel Integrated Chlorhexidine-impregnated Transparent Dressing for Prevention of Vascular Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection. Poster presentation at SHEA (19th Conference of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America), San Diego, 2008
4. Schwab D et al. Poster, Migration of chlorhexidine gluconate under antimicrobial gel pad of IV securement dressing…, Conference of Infusion Nursing Society Meeting, Phoenix, Az, May 2008
5. Arrowsmith, M (2012) Bacterial & Viral Barrier Claim For 3M Tegaderm CHG Dressings. 3M Data on file