Site Saver™ is a vascular alignment and stabilization device developed by Midwest Applied Technologies - an upper-Midwest innovation firm dedicated to practical yet powerful product solutions that improve lives. The inspiration for the Site Saver™ design came from patient experiences where it was clear that there was a better solution than the traditional approach to administering and managing vascular access devices. Key to the Site Saver™ design is the ability to stabilize and align the IV (and associated tubing) in a quick, easy, safe and ergonomic way.
The Site Saver worked amazingly well. Normally if a patient has an IV in their hand during surgery, it comes out before they leave recovery. So for the IV to stay in the hand until the patient is released 3 days later is phenomenal!
I used the Site Saver for surgery May 10, 2010. When I was released from the hospital on May 12, 2010 my IV was still in the original site on my left hand, which my nurse said was extremely rare for IV’s placed in the hand as they normally need to be reinserted by the time the patient leaves recovery. I did not experience any discomfort from my IV with the use of the Site Saver.
"I had personally used the Site-Saver on Jan. 28, 2009 during a surgical procedure and recovery.
My experience over-all was one of extreme satisfaction. My hand, where the IV site was first injected, was not irritated or even swollen after 3 days of use of the Site-Saver and if you have had an IV in your hand before, you know exactly what I mean. I also had an experience of a nurse who was checking my vitals and accidentally got her foot wrapped around my tubing from my IV site. When she turned to walk away, I started to see what was going to happen when the tubing came to it’s end and the pain I would feel as my IV would be ripped from my hand, but the Site-Saver did just that and “saved” my hand and took the brunt of the pull so I was spared the pain and the nurse the time to re-connect the IV.
My recommendation is yes, definitely, the medical field needs to look at this very closely and choose wisely as I think this would make a tremendous impact on the comfort of many patients."
"When I had my IV in the hospital it hurt a lot. I kept bumping it on things and caught in the blankets. If I moved my hand up or down the tape would pull and hurt. When they asked if I wanted to wear the Site Saver, I said yes. The nurses took off most of the tape and bandages. After it was on, my hand felt more comfortable and relaxed. I wore it for 2 ½ days and it didn’t hurt, to move my hand or when I accidentally bumped it. I think the Site Saver worked good, the IV wasn’t as red and didn’t itch as bad. "
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MAT receives CCAT support for "Site Saver®" vascular access device
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