GB2253350A - Holding device for catheters, tubing and other articles - Google Patents

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GB2253350A
GB2253350A GB9104449A GB9104449A GB2253350A GB 2253350 A GB2253350 A GB 2253350A GB 9104449 A GB9104449 A GB 9104449A GB 9104449 A GB9104449 A GB 9104449A GB 2253350 A GB2253350 A GB 2253350A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M25/00Catheters; Hollow probes
    • A61M25/01Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
    • A61M25/02Holding devices, e.g. on the body
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M25/00Catheters; Hollow probes
    • A61M25/01Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
    • A61M25/02Holding devices, e.g. on the body
    • A61M2025/0253Holding devices, e.g. on the body where the catheter is attached by straps, bands or the like secured by adhesives
    • A61M2025/026Holding devices, e.g. on the body where the catheter is attached by straps, bands or the like secured by adhesives where the straps are releasably secured, e.g. by hook and loop-type fastening devices
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
    • A61M25/00Catheters; Hollow probes
    • A61M25/01Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
    • A61M25/02Holding devices, e.g. on the body
    • A61M2025/0266Holding devices, e.g. on the body using pads, patches, tapes or the like

Abstract

A holding device for anchoring an article to the human or animal body including a base means 1 for securing the holding device to the body and a flexible, resilient flap 2. The flap 2 to be secured to the base 1 by one portion 3 and to have an aperture 4 through which a second portion 5 of the flap is passed before being tensioned around the article 6 and releasably secured to the base means 1. <IMAGE>

Description

HOLDING DEVICE FOR CATHETERS, TUBING ETC.

This invention relates to a new and improved holding device for securing tubing, catheters and similar devices to the human or animal body. More particularly, this invention comprises an improvement over the devices shown in GB Patent No 1592402 and US Patent No 85/01008.

It is often necessary to anchor external and mesentery tubes to a medical patient's body, for example, feeding tubes, naso-gastric tubes, chest tubes, foley catheter tubes, urine collection tubes, as well as other tubes used to introduce fluids into the body intravenously or to introduce oxygen into the mouth or nose of a patient.

It is important that a holding device should stabilise the tube, preventing it from sliding or becoming dislodged. It is often necessary to remove the tube and replace it with another or to adjust the position of the tube. It is therefore desirable that the holding device be releaseable such that the tube or device may be freed without removing or replacing the entire holding device.

There are presently a number of devices available on the market for securing catheters and similar devices to the human body. These devices serve a useful function providi#ng convenience for the attendant and comfort to the patient. The present invention is intended to improve on the performance and versatility of such devices and to provide a holding device which may be manufactured more cheaply and conveniently.

The present invention alleviates to a great extent the disadvantages of prior devices by providing a holding device for anchoring an article to a human or animal body, including a base means for securing said holding device to the desired part of said body and a flap of flexible material provided with an aperture through which one end of said flap may be passed after first encircling the article to be held, a first securing means for attaching a first portion of said flap to said base means and a second securing means for attaching a second portion of said flap to said base means, said second securing means being spaced from said first Securing means a sufficient distance to allow for said flap to encircle said article to be held and to pass through said aperture in said flap before being secured to said base means.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a holding device for anchoring an article.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a holding device which completely encircles the article to be held thus facilitating even pressure distributed around said article when tension is applied to the flap of said holding device to inhibit rotational or transverse movement of the article.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a medical clamp to releasably hold a tube to allow removal of the tube and repositioning of the tube without removal of the holding device from the patient's body.

It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a holding device yielding the foregoing advantages and that can anchor a variety of sizes of tubes and articles.

It is a still further object of the present invention to provide a holding device yielding the foregoing advantages and that is simply and economically constructed.

Specific embodiments of the invention will now be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings in which FIGURE 1 Is a plan view of a first embodiment of a medical holding device according to the present imCntlon.

FIGURE 2 Is a plan view of the first embodiment showing a tube positioned as it would be held by the holding device.

FIGURE 3 Is a view taken along section line I/I in figure 1.

FIGURE 4 Is a view taken along section line II/II in figure 2.

FIGURE 5 Is a plan view of the inner surface of a second embodiment of a holding device according to the present invention.

FIGURE 6 Is a plan view of the outer surface of the said second embodiment of a holding device according to the present invention.

FIGURE 7 Is a fragmentary perspective of a leg of a human to which one embodiment of this invention is secured and suggesting the manner in which the holding device retains a catheter along the leg.

Referring now to Figures 1-4 there is shown a medical holding device generally designated by reference numeral 14 according to a first preferred embodiment of the present invention. In the first preferred embodiment, holding device 14 is particularly suitable for anchoring a tube 6 to the skin of a medical patient. ### #### ######## ######## ####### ###### ## ## ### #######. The base means for adhering holding device 14 to the patient includes a base 1 that is preferably composed of medical grade tape coated on its inner surface with a medical grade adhesive matrix 8. The medical grade tape may be composed of a closed cell foam material and the inner surface 8 may be a mixture of polyisobutylene with carbogymethyl cellulose and a hydrocolloid material such as karaya gum.

Flap 2 is made from a flexible material such as nitrile rubber, latex rubber or other similarly flexible material, preferably having a degree of elasticity and a surface chosen to provide a friction grip against commonly used plastic tubing materials such as PVC, polyurethane etc and is shown with a first portion 3 secured to base 1 by adhesive means 15, a second portion 5 of flap 2 is provided on its under surface with a hook pad 16 adhesively attached to flap 2 over its entire surface 17. Hook pad 16 is one part of a hook and loop fastening material of which the loop pad 7 is adhesively attached over its entire surface 18 to base 1 in the region beneath the second portion 5 of flap 2.

Aperture 4 in flap 2 is sufficiently wide to permit second portion 5 of flap 2 to pass through without impedance.

Second portion 5 of flap 2 may then be pulled to tighten the loop of flexible material around tube 6 before being secured to base 1 by the action of hook pad 16 against loop pad 7 and is thus prevented from relaxing its grip on tube 6.

Referring now to Figures 5-7 there is shown a medical holding device generally designated by reference numeral 9 according to a second preferred embodiment of the invention. Holding device 9 is particularly suitable for anchoring a tube 19 to the leg 13 of a medical patient.

The holding device 9 comprises a strap 12 made of elastic webbing material and a flap 22 made from a flexible material such as nitrile rubber, latex rubber or other similarly flexible material #rr:c identical to flap 2 in the first preferred embodiment, with a first portion33 of flap 22 secured to the strap 12 by welding or stitching 23, a second portion 55 of flap 22 provided on its under surface with a hook pad 26 bonded permanently to flap 22 by adhesive means stitching or welding. Hook pad 26 is one part of a hook and loop fastening material of which the entire outer surface 20 of the strap 12 comprises the loop material. The elastic webbing material of the strap 12 with the loop fabric outer surface 20 is stretchable in a lengthwise direction but is of a relatively fixed dimension across its width. The inside surface 10 of the webbing material of the strap 12 is provided with strips of silicone rubber 21 bonded to the webbing surface 10 along its entire length to improve the resistance to slippage of the strap 12 against the patient's skin. At one end 22 of the strap 12 a hook pad 11 is bonded to the inside surface 10 by stitching or by welding such that the hook surface is exposed and as part of a hook and loop fastening arrangement can be used to secure the strap 12 firmly around the patient's leg by the action of the hook pad 11 against the outer surface 20 of the strap 12.

When the strap 12 is wound around the patient's limb 13, the inside surface 10 with the silicone strips 21 is placed against the skin and the strap encircles the limb with the end 25 of the strap overlapping the outside surface 20 of the other end 24 of the strap. When applied in that fashion the hook surface of hook pad 11 faces the outer surface 20 comprised of loop fabric. The hooks engage the loops to releasably lock the ends together with the strap 12 firmly encircling the limb 13 sufficient to remain in place, but not so firmly as to comptomstthe circulation of blood within the limb. This is again facilitated because the strap 12 is fully adjustable due to the elasticity along its whole length.

With the strap 12 in place on the patient's limb and adjusted to the correct tension, the flap 22 is used to anchor the tube 19 in place. The end 55 of the flap 22 is passed around the tube and through the aperture 44 before being pulled firmly towards end 25 of the strap 12and locked in place by the action of the hook pad 26 against the outer surface 20 of the strap.

From the foregoing descriptions it will be apparent that the tubes 6 & 19 in the first and second preferred embodiments respectively, will not readily become loosened or rotate and yet are unlikely to suffer from collapse since the forces are exerted evenly around the circumference of the tubes and the elastic nature of the preferred materials for the flap 22 ensure that tension in the flap is maintained when the patient moves

Claims (13)

1 A holding device for anchoring an article to a human or animal body, including a base means for securing said holding device to the desired part of said body, a flap of flexible material provided with an aperture through which one end of said flap may be passed after first encircling the article to be held, a first securing means for attaching a first portion of said flap to said base means and a second securing means for attaching a second portion of said flap to said base means, said second securing means being spaced from said first #cu ring means a sufficient distance to allow for said flap to encircle said article to be held and to pass through said aperture in said flap before being secured to said base means.
2 A holding device as in claim 1 wherein the flap of flexible material is made from a natural or synthetic rubber, plastics or latex rubber.
3 A holding device as in claim 1 wherein at least one of the said means of securing the said flap is releasable.
A holding device as in claim 1 wherein at least one of the said means of securing the said flap includes a hook material and a loop material.
5 A holding device as in claim 1 wherein the base means comprises an elastic webbing strap.
6 A holding device as in claim 5 wherein the elastic webbing strap includes a length of soft, looped element material and a length of hook element material together.
comprising a hook-loop fabric fastener.
7 A holding device as in claim S wherein the flap of flexible material is made from a natural or synthetic rubber, plastics or latex rubber.
8 holding device as in claim 5 wherein the flap of flexible material is a woven or knitted fabric.
9 A holding device as in claim 5 wherein at least one of the flap securing means is by a relssmble fastener.
10 A holding device as in claim 1 wherein the base means is a medical grade adhesive tape, with the adhesive, outer surface protected by a release coated,protective membrane.
11 A holding device as in claim 10 wherein the medical grade adhesive tape comprises a resilient foam backing onto which is layered a medical grade adhesive matrix protected on its outer surface by a release coated protective membrane
12 A holding device as in claim 10 wherein the flap of flexible material is made from a natural or synthetic rubber, plastics or latex rubber.
13 A holding device as in claim 10 wherein the flap of flexible material is of a woven or knitted fabric, 14 A holding device for anchoring a catheter or other tubular device to the body substantially as herein described with reference to and as shown in Figures 1-4 or 5-7 of the accompanying drawings.
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EP0689853A2 (en) * 1994-03-10 1996-01-03 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Refastenable tube and cable holding device for medical use
WO1999037353A1 (en) * 1998-01-22 1999-07-29 Brightwake Limited Device for securing a catheter or the like

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EP0689853A2 (en) * 1994-03-10 1996-01-03 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Refastenable tube and cable holding device for medical use
EP0689853A3 (en) * 1994-03-10 1996-04-24 Minnesota Mining & Mfg Refastenable tube and cable holding device for medical use
US5707703A (en) * 1994-03-10 1998-01-13 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Refastenable tube and cable restraint for medical use
US6187126B1 (en) 1994-03-10 2001-02-13 3M Innovative Properties Company Method for making a refastenable tube and cable restraint
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