SecurAcath (Interrad Medical) is a single-use device to secure percutaneous catheters in position on the skin. It is intended for use in adults and children who need a central venous catheter (CVC), a long, thin, flexible tube that is inserted into a vein through the skin. It is positioned so that the distal tip lies in a large central vein, usually the superior vena cava, right atrium or inferior vena cava.
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.
SecurAcath should be considered for any PICC with an anticipated medium- to long-term dwell time (15 days or more).
Published June 2017
NICE page: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/mtg34