Intravenous Line Retaining Strip

The invention aids in securing and protecting an intravenous (IV) site on a patients arm.

  • Protects Tubing From Being Dislodged
  • Prevents Excessive Tape Use
  • Applied To Arms, Legs, Torso, Etc.
  • Waterproof
  • Does Not Leave Adhesive Behind


Design Patent #D702,832

Story Behind the Invention

Inventor Sandra Hadley of Quitman, GA has designed an apparatus that secures and protects an intravenous (IV) site on a patients arm.

Intravenous medicines have greatly enhanced our quality of life. They are very effective, fast acting, easy to administer, and easy to control. Such medicines are typically inserted via tubing through an IV needle. The IV tube is then held in place with tape, bandages, or specialty adhesive covers. While such a process works, it is not without its disadvantages. The use of excessive tape is one of these problems. Any removal, replacement or additional tubing requires additional tape. This becomes annoying to the patient, and leaves behind sticky residue after removal. Inventor Hadley has created a means by which IV tubing can be securely fastened to a patient, but without the use of tape and its associated disadvantages.

This clever new invention can be used when applying an IV to a patients arm, leg or torso. It protects the IV tubing from being dislodged, and is waterproof. With the invention in place no excess tape needs to be use, and when the IV is removed no sticky adhesive is left behind. The use of the Intravenous Line Retaining Strip provides a method of securing IV tubing on a patient in a manner that is not only quick, easy, and effective, but safe, sanitary, and aesthetically pleasing as well.

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