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Percutaneous catheter/tube anchoring device, adhesive skin attachment

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Name of the Procedure:

Percutaneous Catheter/Tube Anchoring Device, Adhesive Skin Attachment
Common Name: Adhesive Catheter Anchor
Medical Term: A5200


This procedure involves the application of an adhesive device to anchor a catheter or tube to the skin. It's designed to keep the catheter/tube securely in place and prevent accidental dislodgement.


The procedure is used to ensure that catheters or tubes, which are often critical for delivering medication or draining fluids, remain securely in place. This helps in preventing potential complications arising from accidental removal or movement.


  • Patients with long-term use of catheters or tubes (e.g., urinary catheters, feeding tubes).
  • Individuals prone to accidental dislodgement of the catheter/tube.
  • Situations where traditional anchoring methods are ineffective.


  • Generally, no special preparation like fasting or medication adjustment is required.
  • The area of the skin where the device will be attached should be clean and dry.

Procedure Description

  1. Selection of Anchoring Site: The healthcare provider selects an appropriate site for the adhesive device near the catheter or tube insertion point.
  2. Skin Preparation: The skin is cleaned and dried to ensure secure attachment.
  3. Attachment of Device: The adhesive anchoring device is placed on the skin, ensuring it’s aligned with the catheter/tube to prevent tension or pulling.
  4. Securing Catheter/Tube: The catheter or tube is then secured within the device to hold it in place.

Tools Used: Adhesive skin attachment device (A5200), cleaning solutions.
Anesthesia/Sedation: Usually not required.


The procedure typically takes about 10 to 20 minutes.


The procedure is often performed in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or at the patient's home by healthcare professionals.


  • Nurses
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Catheter Technicians

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Skin irritation or allergic reaction to the adhesive.
  • Rare Risks: Infection at the attachment site, accidental dislodgement if improperly secured.


  • Security: Reduces the risk of accidental catheter/tube removal.
  • Comfort: Often more comfortable than traditional methods.
  • Convenience: Easier management of catheters or tubes.


  • Post-Procedure Care: Monitor the attachment site for signs of irritation or infection.
  • Recovery Time: Immediate; patients can resume normal activities right away.
  • Follow-Up: Regular checks to ensure the device remains securely attached and the skin is healthy.


  • Traditional Tape or Sutures: While they can be used, they may not provide the same level of security and can be less comfortable.
  • Securement Devices Without Adhesive: Suitable for patients with adhesive allergies but may require more frequent adjustments.

    Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: Simplifies the securement process, reduces pain and discomfort, and lowers risk of dislodgement.
  • Cons: May not be suitable for people with adhesive allergies or very sensitive skin.

Patient Experience

During the procedure, patients typically feel minimal discomfort.
Post-Procedure: Patients seldom experience significant pain; mild skin irritation might occur.
Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used if necessary.

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