Removal

Step 1

  • Grip the HOLD tab with thumb and finger of one hand to stabilize device
  • Pry upward at edge of LIFT tab with the other hand to release cover from base

Step 2

  • Completely detach cover from base

Step 3

  • Remove the catheter – do not use excessive force
  • Hold pressure at site to achieve hemostasis
  • If the insertion site is “crusty” or scabbed, use sterile gauze and saline to soak the site for a few minutes. The tissue will soften and removal will be easier

 

Step 4

  • Use a blunt tip scissors to cut base completely in half lengthwise along the groove

Step 5 

  • The flexible securement feet are shaped like an "L" with the feet extending 5mm to each side of the insertion site
  • Apply firm pressure at the insertion site with one finger right above the anchor foot

Step 6

  • Use a swift, deliberate tug to remove each foot separately, following the shape of the foot
  • Pressure right at the insertion site with a finger above the foot keeps the tissue still and causes the foot to flex as it is pulled out without causing tearing or trauma to the tissue