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Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety Major Areas of Focus at B.Braun
Date:6/7/2013

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  • The ULTRAPORT™ series of stopcocks, were designed in response to growing concerns about stopcock contamination. They feature disinfectable luer activated connectors that are more effective than conventional caps in preventing the passage of microorganisms in the catheter lumen. ULTRAPORT and ULTRAPORT zer0 luer-activated high-flow stopcocks, offer closed system protection against CRBSI and are designed to prevent contamination and leaks without caps. Research shows that infection control measures in the anesthesia work area may help reduce infections.1
  • Caresite® Luer Access Device, the latest in B.Braun's needleless connector portfolio that offers a safe way to access IV lines without the use of a needle, which reduces the risk of accidental needlestick injuries. Input from clinicians provided the basis for the CARESITE design. The result is a device designed to help improve patient outcomes and clinician efficiency. CARESITE needleless connector with innovative positive displacement feature is designed to help reduce catheter occlusions while preventing healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries.
  • Attendees will be able to sign-up at B.Braun's booth (#1316) to receive reprints of studies that will inform them about the infections risks to healthcare workers from needlestick injuries and blood exposure with peripheral IV catheters and about the relative safety profiles of active vs. passive safety-engineered IV catheter designs. In addition, they will be able to order reprints that will inform them about the transmission of pathogenic bacterial organisms and the prevention of intravenous bacterial injection from healthcare provider hands. 

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