1. Zhang, Sheng PhD
  2. Lingle, Bethany S. BS
  3. Phelps, Shannon BS


Intravascular catheters are widely used among hospitals; however, their failure rates are high, up to 50%, when secured by traditional techniques, such as tape and gauze. The use of catheter securement cyanoacrylate adhesives provides a unique approach to the issues surrounding the use of traditional securement techniques for vascular access devices by providing significant securement strength, barrier properties, antibacterial properties, hemostatic properties, and flexibility. The purpose of this research was to perform a thorough and systematic review of the current literature existing regarding the use of cyanoacrylate adhesive for the care and maintenance of vascular access devices.