Skip to main content

Table 3 Securement device outcomes (n=48)

From: Innovative dressing and securement of tunneled central venous access devices in pediatrics: a pilot randomized controlled trial

  Standard Care ISD TA SSD
Group size 11 (23%) 12 (25%) 12 (25%) 13 (27%)
Product purchase costs a $5.12–$6.02 $9.27 $17.57–$18.47 $8.60–$12.32
Patients with dressing changes 10 (91%) 8 (67%) 7 (58%) 13 (100%)
Time to first change (hours) b, c 79.6
(60.8–104)
95.1
(56.1–146)
37.0
(11.2–177)
61.1
(35.4–111)
Reasons for first change:d
 routine 1 (10%) 2 (25%) 3 (42%) 3 (8%)
 lifting 7 (70%) 2 (25%) 2 (29%) 2 (15%)
 sweating 1 (10%) 0 0 0
 leakage 2 (20%) 0 0 1 (8%)
 skin reaction 1 (10%) 0 0 0
 bleeding 6 (60%) 4 (50%) 3 (43%) 8 (61%)
 other 1 (10%) 2 (25%) 1 (14%) 0
Non-routine changes 17 10 4 25
Reasons for non-routine changes: d
 lifting 10 (59%) 2 (20%) 2 (50%) 8 (32%)
 sweating 1 (6%) 0 0 0
 leakage 3 (18%) 0 0 1(4%)
 skin reaction 1 (6%) 0 0 0
 bleeding 8 (47%) 6 (60%) 3 (74%) 15 (60%)
 other 6 (35%) 4 (40%) 1 (25%) 4 (16%)
  1. n (%) shown unless otherwise noted
  2. ISD Integrated securement dressing, TA tissue adhesive, SSD Suture-less securement device, BPU bordered polyurethane dressing
  3. a in Australian dollars according to local hospital prices 2016
  4. b median, 25th and 75th percentiles shown
  5. c excluding when initial securing device did not get replaced
  6. d Participants could have more than one reason