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IV3000 Frame Delivery

Moisture Responsive Catheter Dressing



IV3000 Moisture Responsive Cannula Fixation Dressing IV3000 is a moisture responsive transparent film dressing specifically designed to meet the needs of catheter fixation and to keep the catheter site dry. Widely used in hospital and clinical settings, IV3000 to offer safe, secure and cost effective catheter fixation and believe it to be ‘a technological advance for IV site care'.


  • Moisture responsive High Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate film
  • Grid pattern adhesive
  • Transparent and conformable
  • Wide range of sizes and delivery systems to suit peripheral central line and epidural catheters
  • Film acts as a barrier to bacteria including MSRA


  • Reduces risk of infection by preventing moisture accumulation - The REACTIC film in IV3000 has a unique molecular structure which is significantly more permeable to water vapor than ordinary films. This helps prevent the accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing and assists in the reduction of bacterial growth and the risk of catheter-related infection.
  • Minimizes unscheduled dressing changes - The higher permeability of IV3000 keeps the skin drier so improving dressing adherence and reducing the number of unscheduled dressing changes.
  • Greater patient comfort - IV3000 is kind to the patient's skin. It's low allergy adhesive and highly permeable Reactic film may help prevent skin maceration or irritation and result in improved patient comfort.
  • Excellent catheter stability - The highly conformable IV3000 film allows the patient to move freely and yet will remain firmly adhered around the catheter hub so ensuring excellent fixation.
  • Convenient visual inspection - IV3000 is transparent and so allows regular inspection of the catheter insertion site for signs of infection or phlebitis without the need for dressing removal.
  • Easy application and removal - IV3000 is designed to provide easy aseptic application and removal. Its unique grid pattern adhesive reduces pain on removal due to grid adhesive spread and so minimizes patient discomfort on removal. It also leaves less adhesive residue on the patient's skin.


IV3000 Frame Delivery is indicated for peripheral and central venous catheter fixation.

  • Provides physical separation between the catheter site and external environments to assist in preventing contamination of the catheter site.
  • Creates an environment for managing moisture at the catheter site through increased Moisture Vapor Transmission Rates.


IV3000 should be used on IV sites only. If a film dressing is required for open wounds such as pressure sores, burns or donor sites, OPSITE FLEXIGRID Moisture Vapour Permeable Adhesive Film Dressing - should be used. Use on prepared dry skin only. Do not use IV3000 1-Hand dressings with alcohol containing products. Do not stack dressings or allow dressings to overlap. Periodically monitor the dressing and catheter site to confirm secure attachment and continued proper infusion, especially after bathing, showering, or if the dressing and catheter site becomes wet. If the dressing comes off, evaluate to ensure proper catheter placement, and then apply a new dressing. As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin.

Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Usual Allowable Amount: Same as transparent film – up to 3 per week.

Specific Coverage Criteria: Surgical dressing: Qualifies if used on a catheter entry point (except for infusion pumps) where the catheter is inserted into a blood vessel.

Documentation as surgical dressing: Must include 1) date of surgical procedure; 2) length, width, and depth of the surgical wound (depth should be based on the wound prior to suturing).

Product # Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case Indication HCPCS Code
59410082 2-3/8 x 2-3/4 100 10 Peripheral A6257
59410882 4 x 4-3/4 50 4 Central A6258

Instructions for Use

Frame Delivery – Central

Step 1


Remove center at scored area

Step 2


Remove backing paper from bottom of dressing. Position dressing to ensure a 1" seal around catheter insertion site.

Step 3


Mold dressing around catheter and smooth to patient's skin, working outward to edge of dressing.

Step 4


Completely remove paper frame. Assure edges of dressing are adhered.

Step 5

Completed dressing.

Step 6

Re-enforce catheter/tubing with tape parallel to edge of dressing. Tape/Label may be used for documentation.

Please see Overview page for Precautions

Clinical Support

Paper title: The impact of dressing materials on central venous catheter infection rates.
Author: J. Treston Aurand, R N Olmsted, K Allen-Bridson and C P Craig
Reference: J. Intraven. Nurs, 1997; 20: 201-206