On-body medical device securement

  • US 7,951,080 B2
  • Filed: 10/30/2009
  • Issued: 05/31/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for maintaining a control unit of an analyte monitoring system on a body part of a subject using an on-body securement element comprising an adhesive surface and a non-adhesive surface that is opposite to the adhesive surface, the on-body securement element being protected by a first removable layer adjacent the adhesive surface and a second removable layer adjacent the non-adhesive surface, the method comprising:

  • removably attaching the analyte monitoring system control unit to a body part of a patient;

    after attaching the control unit to the body part, positioning the on-body securement element about the control unit so that the adhesive surface contacts the control unit; and

    removing the first and second removable layers from the on-body securement element.

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