Drain-Guard is an anchoring device for percutaneous drainage catheters that are protruding from the patient’s skin at an angle approximately perpendicular to the patient’s skin surface. The device consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly adhesive combined with a specially designed foam block that safely anchors catheters from 5 to 16 French. The soft foam support block can prevent kinking of the catheter. A transparent hydrocolloid cover allows continuous monitoring of the puncture site and provides an efficient protection against contamination.
Drain-Guard’s soft and pliable adhesive carrier can offer comfort to the patient. Because the hydrocolloid has been carefully tested for skin irritation, the risk of allergic reactions is minimal. Finally, because it is easy to dress over the Drain-Guard, he/she will feel a greater freedom to move around without worrying about the catheter.
The Drain-Guard catheter anchoring device is easy to apply to the patient’s skin and changing of the device may even be carried out by a family member.