The new Curos Strip provides caregivers with a perfectly accessible dispenser for Curos port protectors at the point of care.
The ten-cap, foil-backed dispenser can be hung on an IV pole or other convenient bedside location so that nurses have easy access to consistent and reliable passive disinfection during every IV access.
Innovating to Improve Nurse Efficiency and Patient Safety:
Nurses spend much of their time in transit – averaging 3 miles in a 10 hours shift. Less run-around leaves more time for patient-care activities. Research suggests that even minor changes in the distribution points of supplies and medications can have a major impact on nurse workload.
In-room access to Curos is specially important for safe hub disinfection in isolation rooms and other areas where cross-contamination is a concern because the Curos Strip eliminates the need for nurses to transport caps from room to room.
The Curos cap's bright green color—whether dispensed as individual caps or on the Curos Strip—facilitates the ability to audit disinfection compliance. Curos port protectors coupled with regular auditing, has been shown to produce compliance levels greater than 85 percent in clinical use which is correlated with positive outcomes.
Curos Port Protector disinfection cap provides an effective method for valve disinfection, with a greater reduction in bacterial counts* than a standard alcohol swab, potentially reducing patient risk of hospital acquired infection.
Reliably and consistently disinfects luer-activated access ports
Assures high visibility compliance with hospital infection control protocols – the vibrant green cap is easy to see and will not be confused with other color-indicated therapies
Protects iv access ports and needleless connectors between accesses – keeping ports always protected and clean
Minimizes potential alcohol spillage and packaging waste
Reduces the potential for hospital acquired bloodstream infections and related costs.
With one of the largest catalogs of medical, surgical and diagnostic supplies available online, Medex Supply can accommodate your facility's needs for IV Administration. Parts and Components can be found in our extensive online collection of products from globally recognized and trusted brands, including 3M. An excellent option to consider is the Port Protector.