Bugden S, Shean K, Scott M et al. Skin Glue Reduces the Failure Rate of Emergency Department-Inserted Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 31. pii: S0196-0644(15)01535-8. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.11.026. [Epub ahead of print]
CONCLUSION: This study supports the use of skin glue in addition to standard care to reduce peripheral intravenous catheter failure rates for adult emergency department patients admitted to the hospital. PMID: 26747220
Comment: Have you ever gotten a hard fought IV only to lose it minutes later? This is now a thing of the past. Just super glue the IV in place. In reality, I'm not sure what I think about this. It may be a good idea in patients with particularly difficult access but certainly not as a routine.