Protective Overlay helps minimize IV occlusions.

Press Release Summary:

By maintaining IV patency without need for stiff immobilizing device, IV-ARMOR™ maximizes continuous IV flow, even during patient movement. Protective overlay covers IV site comfortably, allowing patients to move naturally and clinicians to access site for inspection. Additionally, by maintaining patency, product minimizes health risks resulting from patients not receiving infusions, and also holds potential to reduce risk of infection associated with IV reinsertion.

Original Press Release:

Dale Medical Products Launches IV-ARMOR(TM), an Innovative Solution to Reducing Problematic IV Occlusions

PLAINVILLE, Mass.,  -- Dale Medical Products is launching an innovative solution to a longstanding clinical challenge: IV occlusions. Until now, patients requiring IV lines had to either limit their mobility or risk having an occlusion due to kinked tubing. Dale's new IV-ARMOR(TM), a flexible, protective overlay, maximizes continuous IV flow even during patient movement.

"It's a problem that interferes with patient care that every nurse has to deal with on a regular basis," says Andrea Wilborn, RN, Melborne, FL. The inventor of IV-ARMOR continues, "The key to addressing this issue was maintaining the right balance of preservation with flexibility so patients can be protected and continue their activities of daily living. That's exactly what IV-ARMOR does."

Dale's IV-ARMOR helps maintain IV patency without the need for a stiff immobilizing device. The protective overlay covers the IV site comfortably, allowing patients greater freedom to move naturally and clinicians the ability to access the site easily for inspection.

"Patient satisfaction increased significantly when we started using the Dale IV-ARMOR," says Deanna Johnston, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista, CA. "Not only is it simple to use, and easy to incorporate as a standard of care, it also addresses the frequent problem of occlusion alarms going off due to patient movement. We've found that by reducing these false alarms, we save valuable nursing time and minimize unnecessary patient concern."

Additionally, by maintaining patency, the product minimizes health risks resulting from patients not receiving their infusions, and also holds the potential to reduce risk of infection associated with IV reinsertions.

"Dale's IV-ARMOR is the perfect example of how the company is committed to collaborating with healthcare practitioners to create truly innovative products," says John Brezack, President of Dale Medical Products. "We are focused on fulfilling practical medical needs and ensuring that patients have the best quality care products available."

For more information about the Dale IV-ARMOR flexible, productive overlay, visit or call toll-free: 800.343.3980.


For more than half a century, healthcare practitioners have been able to rely on Dale Medical Products for specialty patient care products that are designed to improve outcomes and overall quality of care. The independent company has pioneered a comprehensive array of products that have been created to address specific medical challenges. Through rigorous manufacturing and materials standards, and frequent collaboration with industry experts, Dale's products have earned trust among practitioners worldwide. The company remains committed to producing high-quality, cost-competitive products that help enable the best care possible.

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