How to use Loopix™ drainage catheter fixation device?
In order to use the Loopix™ drainage catheter fixation device effectively, the skin surface around the drainage wound hole must be clean and dry before application. Be sure that the healthcare provider cleans and manage the area where the catheter exits the body after application. Step-By-Step Application as followed below:
Step 1: Pass the drainage catheter through the rotating ring. Tear off the #1 releasing paper to expose the adhesive of the pad, then paste the device closely on the skin.
Step 2: Remove the #2 releasing paper, keep the catheter in the center of the rotating ring and make sure the pad is fully attached to the skin.
Step 3: Place the C-shape gauze around the drainage catheter to absorb exudate. Make sure the gauze touches the skin.
Step 4: Rotate the loop (blue ring) clockwise, the hidden hoops will tighten tube as rotating. Do not use excessive force to rotate or tighten the tube too much.
Step 5: Fasten two cable ties to stabilize the direction of the tube. Use appropriate force according to different materials or specification of catheters.
Step 6: Adjust/Release the hoop band: Holding the unlock button on both sides of the rotating ring, and rotate anticlockwise the ring to loosen the hoop band.
- Do not use Loopix™ to secure the vascular catheter.
- Do not use Loopix™ on infected\excessive exudation wounds or skin defected around the catheter.
- Use with caution if the patient is allergic to PSA tape.