Dr. F. Piersigilli
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc – Brussels, Belgium
Advisory board of the NEVAT

Dr Piersigilli gave us during the last NEVAT meeting a presentation of the new trend on stabilisation of catheters.
Stabilisation of catheters is very important to avoid complications such as catheter dislodgement, post insertion bleeding and CLABSI.
Cyanoacrylate glue stabilizes the catheter, provides immediate haemostasis and has antibacterial properties.
Important to know is that you can NOT use cyanoacrylate glue on silicone neonatal PICC catheters, but  only on PUR catheters!