VASCULAR ACCESS MANAGEMENT

SwabFlush® Pre-Filled Saline Flush Syringe with Disinfection Cap

Your first line of defense against CABSIs.
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Protect IV needleless connectors from infection

IV needleless connectors can be a major source for catheter- associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs). Clinicians access lines mutliple times per day for routine care—several hundred times during an average 30-day hospital stay. Missteps or poor practice related to access are the most common cause of bloodstream infections.

SwabFlush® is the only pre-filled saline syringe with an attached disinfection cap soaked with 70% isopropyl alcohol. This specially integrated design helps reduce variation in practice by capping the line and protecting the port immediately after every flushing for up to 7 days.1

$48K

Average cost of treating CABSI per patient and can reach nearly $95,0002

250,000 bloodstream infections

occur each year and most are related to intravascular devices3

2021 INS guidelines recommend passive disinfection with caps

The latest version of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice recommends either active disinfection of needleless connectors with a 70% isopropyl alcohol or alcohol-based chlorhexidine swab pad or passive disinfection with disinfecting caps. Both practices were associated with lower rates of catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI).4

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Case studies tell the story

Bayshore Medical Center/East, Houston Regional Medical Center, Pasadena, TX

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St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

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White Plains Hospital, NY

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REFERENCES:
1. Data on file.
2. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated with Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions. Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov/hai/pfp/haccost2017-results.html. Accessed April 14, 2021.
3. Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), The National Center for Biotechnology Information. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430891. Accessed April 14, 2021.
4. Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. Journal of Infusion Nursing. January/February 2021. Available at:
https://gavecelt.it/nuovo/sites/default/files/uploads/Infusion%20Therapy%20Standards%20of%20Practice%202021.pdf. Accessed April 14, 2021.