With 8 million applications every year, Mastisol is the #1 market-leading liquid adhesive on the market.¹
Protect against the risk of infection
To help prevent catheter-related infections, CDC Guidelines recommend² ³…
- replacement of catheter site dressings if they become damp, loosened or visibly soiled
- replacement of short-term central venous catheter (CVC) dressings at least every 7 days
Mastisol is a non-water soluble liquid adhesive
- dressings remain intact even on diaphoretic patients or areas prone to extreme moisture
- use to enhance the adhesive performance of a variety of occlusive dressings and devices
Adhesion power has been shown to be superior to tincture of benzoin4
- Improves the adhesive performance of all tapes tested*, better than benzoin or no treatment at all.5
Improve the level of security
Reduce the risk of infections
In a study of catheter-related bloodstream infections:
- 60% of infections were attributed to skin flora or other contamination coming in contact with the catheter insertion point6
- GHX Market Data, Liquid Adhesives Class 10-036, 2011.
- Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. 2011. Centers for Disease Control website. http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/bsi/bsi-guidelines-2011.html. Accessed November 26, 2012.
- Guidelines for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections 2009. Centers for Disease Control website. http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/ca_uti/uti.html. Accessed November 26, 2012.
- Lesense, CB. Post-Operative Use of Wound Adhesives: Gum Mastic Versus Benzoin, USP. J. Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1992;18:990
- Patel N. The influence of tape type and of skin preparation on the force required to dislodge angiocatheters. Can J Anaesth. 1994;41:8:738-741.
- Safdar N, Maki DG. The pathogenesis of catheter-related bloodstream infections with noncuffed short-term central venous catheters. Int Car Med 2004; 30:62-67.
- Timsit J, et al. Dresing disruption is a major risk factor for catheter-related infections. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(6):1707-1714.