What is the recommended dressing for a PIVC?
A Cochrane review (Marsh et al, 2015) found It is not clear if any one dressing or securement device is better than any other in securing peripheral venous catheters. There is a need for further, independent high quality trials to evaluate the many traditional as well as the newer, high use products. Given the large cost differences between some different dressings and securement devices, future trials should include a robust cost-effectiveness analysis.
Marsh N, Webster J, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Devices and dressings to secure peripheral venous catheters to prevent complications. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD011070. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011070.pub2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26068958