Idea Exchange: Wrap intravenous catheters in red as visual reminder

Dec 01, 2010
By staff

We wrap red Vetrap (3M) around placed intravenous catheters and wrap other colors of Vetrap around regular bandages. The red bandage serves as a visible reminder to team members to remove the catheter before sending the patient home.

Dr. Charlotte Read-Kydd
Flemington, N.J.