1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 The case for adopting SecurAcath for securing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) is supported by the evidence. SecurAcath is easy to insert, well tolerated, associated with a low incidence of catheter-related complications and does not usually need removing while the catheter is in place.

1.2 SecurAcath should be considered for any PICC with an anticipated medium- to long-term dwell time (15 days or more).

1.3 Cost modelling shows that SecurAcath is cost saving compared with adhesive securement devices if the PICC remains in place for 15 days or longer. Estimated cost savings range from £9 to £95 per patient for dwell times of 25 days and 120 days, respectively. Cost savings result from shorter maintenance times and less need for device replacement with SecurAcath. Annual savings across the NHS in England from using SecurAcath are estimated to be a minimum of £4.2 million.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)