1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 SecurAcath is recommended as a cost-saving option for securing peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) with an anticipated medium- to long-term dwell time.

Why the committee made these recommendations

The evidence shows that SecurAcath is at least as good as other devices for securing PICCs. It also has the benefit of not needing to be replaced at weekly dressing changes. It has a high rate of successful device placement and a low incidence of catheter-related complications.

Cost modelling shows that SecurAcath is cost saving compared with adhesive securement devices if the PICC remains in place for 21 days or longer. Cost savings result from shorter maintenance times and less need for device replacement when using SecurAcath.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)