ERASE BSI

Bloodstream Infection Solution

Design Out Practice Variation

Every catheter insertion, line access and dressing change is an opportunity for microbes to invade the body. So how are you managing these procedures? Our experts consulted with clinicians nationwide to develop venous catheter insertion and dressing change bundles to help you standardize best practices.

The goal: prevention above all.

The cost of CLABSIs.

$48k1
Average cost of treating CLABSI per patient—can reach nearly $95,000
6.5 Days2
Average length of additional hospital stay when nosocomial bloodstream infections occur
5X2
Readmittance is five times more likely for CLABSI patients
25%3
Patient mortality rate with CLABSI ranges from 12 to 25 percent
65%-70%4
Percentage of CLABSIs that may be preventable with evidence-based practices

ERASE BSI Comprehensive Solution

Make the Right Way the Only Way

There are numerous guidelines for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). Their primary focus: catheter insertion. But that’s only one small piece. Most complications occur after placement.4,5,6 Our dressing change bundles help you standardize best practices for post-insertion care—and lower CLABSI risk factors. Multiple studies demonstrate that catheter maintenance bundles help improve infection rates.4,5

Our bundled solution includes:

Discovery Assessment

Help identify gaps in practice using a combination of surveys, observations and utilization analyses. Also allows bundles to be tailored to your facility’s specific needs, protocols and products.

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CVC Zone Bundle

Guard against infection with Zone Defense™.

The defining difference in the Zone Defense approach is our layered zone trays. Each layer is designed to promote consistent patient care and safety—thanks to customized bundles that provide all the supplies clinicians need for the procedure in the right place for the right step.

Each zone addresses a step in the venous catheter insertion process and specific objectives that must be met to safeguard against infection.

ZONE 1: The Maximum Barrier Zone protects the patient and clinician from cross-contamination.

ZONE 2: The Catheter Insertion Zone streamlines the insertion process and anticipates the needs of the clinician during the procedure.

ZONE 3: The Site Protection and Accessory Zone supports line securement and post-insertion compliance.

Dressing Change System

Developed by nurses for nurses, our Dressing Change System intuitively guides clinicians step by step through sterile dressing changes.

  • Sequenced to reduce practice variance
  • Provides a sterile work area
  • Uses clear illustrations to prompt correct procedure
  • Completely customizable with your preferred products
  • Removal components are located outside of the sterile field to avoid cross contamination
  • Second set of gloves and hand sanitizer for application procedure

Are your clinicians consistently following aseptic technique? Find out.

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SwabFlush

Access into IV lines is one of the most common procedures performed in hospitals. So it’s critically important that every access be done aseptically every time. SwabFlush with SwabCap ensures clinicians have a disinfection cap instantly available after flushing to protect the port between line accesses.

  • Includes SwabCap in the back of the flush syringe
  • Is incorporated into a process that nurses always perform
  • Drives compliance

SwabFlush Process

Flush Site
Flush site with an appropriate volume of solution (determined by your institution) and according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use, for maintaining catheter patency.

Remove the Protective Cover
Hold the back of the plunger firmly and remove the protective cover by pulling the tab. Do not remove the SwabCap from white plastic holder.

Turn the Syringe
Turn the syringe so that the back of the plunger is now facing the needleless connector.

Twist the SwabCap
Hold needleless connector in one hand while pushing and twisting the SwabCap in a clockwise direction onto the needleless connector.

Pull off the Needleless Connector
After SwabCap has been twisted into place, gently pull syringe off the needleless connector.

SwabCap Removal
Grasp luer access valve and twist SwabCap counter clockwise away from valve. Remove and discard after each use. Inspect luer access valve to verify that it’s connected securely to the catheter. Valve is ready for access. Upon SwabCap removal, no additional disinfection is necessary for valve access.

Smart Products

NIO Intraosseous Device

The new standard in IO access.
Created in partnership with PerSys Medical, we offer a fast, reliable method of gaining immediate vascular access when time is of the essence. With its intuitive, all-in-one design, NIO easily deploys in 10 seconds or less, and is available in adult, pediatric and infant sizes.

Compass UniversalHg Device

Instant venous pressure confirmation.
With a wide measurement range of both negative and positive pressure readings (mmHg or cmH2O), Compass UniversalHg sets up more easily and accurately than traditional transduction systems. The transducers measure pressure instantly, and are disposable for savings and infection control.