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Curagard®

Cannula retention dressing

Fields of application

  • for retention of peripheral and central lines

Properties

  • transparent, breathable membrane with foam edge trimming and elastic retention strips
  • barrier against bacteria and fluids

Curagard is a cannula retention dressing for peripheral and central lines. Curagard comes in two shapes: rectangular and omega-shaped (Ω).

For Curagard® SP and Curagard® JR

  1. Insert the indwelling venous catheter according to the medical standard. The skin should be clean and dry and, if possible, the hair should be removed.
  2. Take Curagard out of the packaging in a sterile manner.
  3. The foam strips supplied can also be used as padding under the needle connector. They can be applied before or after insertion of the indwelling venous catheter (Fig. A1).
  4. The two additional retention strips can also be used to secure the wings of the indwelling venous catheter, if necessary. Do not put the strips too close to the puncture site because this could restrict the view of the puncture site in some situations (Fig. A2).
  5. Separate the omega-shaped foam edge from the backing paper starting at the straight bottom edge and then pulling up.
    Tip: Hold onto the Curagard using the remaining perforated paper.
  6. Apply the Curagard to the puncture site so that the needle connector is secured by the long bottom edge of the omega and the puncture site is readily visible (Fig. A3).
  7. Press the Curagard down. The harder the retention bandage is pressed down, the better it will adhere to the skin (Fig. A4).
  8. Use the remaining retention strips to secure the infusion tubing in additional places as needed (Fig. A5).

For Curagard® AP and Curagard® TPN

  1. Insert the indwelling venous catheter according to the medical standard. The skin should be clean and dry and, if possible, the hair should be removed (Fig. B1).
  2. Take Curagard out of the packaging in a sterile manner.
  3. Before application, the backing paper with the retention strips must be removed from the outer edge of the cannula retention dressing.
  4. After removing the first half of the backing paper, place Curagard above the puncture site so that the other half of the back paper can be pulled off in the direction of the catheter.
  5. Pull off the second half of the backing paper whilst pressing the Curagard on the puncture site and then smooth it down (Fig. B2).
  6. Use the remaining retention strips to secure the catheter in other places as needed (Fig. B3).

Product composition

Edge trimming and retention strips: polyethylene foam.
Membrane: polyurethane film; polyacrylate adhesive.

Ordering information

Curagard®

sterile, individually sealed
Size (cm)REFShipping Units (pcs.)Weight in kg (SC/TC)
Curagard SP omega shaped, for adults
7.5 x 6.530117100/500 0.52/2.70
Curagard JR omega shaped, for children
4 x 6.530116100/500 0.51/2.67
Curagard AP rectangular
7 x 630115100/500 0.59/3.06
Curagard TPN rectangular
13 x 103011825/150 0.29/1.80

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