Whitepaper Elevates Critical Importance of Catheter Securement

Linebacker, Inc. announces the availability of a whitepaper on the importance of catheter securement written by pediatric intensivist and anesthesiologist Gregory Schears, MD, of the Mayo Clinic.

The paper, The Importance of Catheter Securement addresses specific issues related to catheter securement; the difference between primary and secondary IV securement; and advantages the securement product Linebacker® provides healthcare professionals and patients alike.

Key highlights of The Importance of Catheter Securement include:

- The quality of securement directly impacts the functionality, duration of dwell and likelihood of a complication for a given catheter.
- Secondary securement acts as an additional anchor for the infusion set tubing or extension set to reduce the force the primary securement might receive.
- The importance of a solid secondary securement cannot be over-emphasized as it protects the primary securement and hence the catheter from an accidental dislodgement.
- Linebacker is a common-sense solution that may help reduce costly catheter complications.

Secondary catheter securement is a critical component of maintaining a functional catheter and positively impacting a patients experience, says Jack Kromar, CEO of Linebacker, Inc. Linebacker offers numerous advantages over the current standard for secondary securement, tape and can help increase patient satisfaction scores measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).  

To download a free copy of the white paper, visit http://www.linebackerinc.com/white-papers/

Linebacker, Inc. specializes in developing and bringing to market medical device innovations that improve the lives of patients and the healthcare practitioners who serve them. The company, initially founded as SyberMed Enterprises, LLC, received early funding from the Ohio Third Frontier in the form of a TechColumbus TechGenesis grant and operates out of the TechColumbus incubator in Columbus, Ohio.