Is anyone using the Grip-Lok stabilization device? I am being asked to trial it and the current stabilization device used at my hospital is the StatLok.
I used the SMALLER Grip-Lock product on PICCs & Midlines. I really didn’t care for it.
1. The area where the catheter is supposed to adhere to is very small and didn’t hold the catheter unless I added tape or a steri-stip over the device.
2. Upon returning to assess the site, I would see the device still under the dressing but clearly not in the same spot where I applied it OR it was still attached to the catheter and NOT under the dressing.
However, just this week while attending our FLAVAN Summit in Miami Florida, I saw additions to the product line, which is now owned by Baxter and called "Vital-Hold". There are several sizes and I would be interested in trying the larger. It’s worth looking into. Good Luck.
Have you tried "the BONE"? I have used that and found it to be as secure as the Stat-Lock with PICC's.
No, haven't had a chance yet; however, I have heard great things about that product as well.