SecurAcath – Subcutaneous PICC line anchor

SecurAcath is a small orange triangular device to afix a PICC or Vascular catheter to the patient by the skin through two subcutaneous hooks. It is on the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme to promote new ways outside of adhesive options that dislodge or cause adhesive reactions

Project overview

Our aim is to reduce costs for the provider and provide a considerably more effective way of anchoring PICC or vascular catheters, that is more pleasant for the patient and much more secure regarding accidental dislodgement. 15-day insertion or more is optimal for the price to create a saving at £20 a clip.

The HIN is keen to support all of our south London members and trusts who wish to use the device and make contact with the Radiotherapy unit or PICC line teams. The clip is currently subsidised 100% for the duration of the ITP which ends in March 2021. From April 2021, SecurAcath will move onto the 2021/22 MedTech Funding Mandate (MTFM) to enable the CCG to commission the clip for trusts adopting.

If you have adopted the SecurAcath clip in radiotherapy or PICC management, we would love to hear about how it is used, patient feedback and any reduction in dislodgements.

We're here to help

Please get in touch at hin.nhsaac@nhs.net to share or for further information regarding adopting SecurAcath in your organisation via the MTFM.

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