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Study Confirms Passive Safety Devices Are Most Effective in Needlestick Injury Prevention
Date:10/26/2010

ent, Vascular Access and IV Systems for B. Braun Medical Inc. "The study shows a passive, fully automatic safety IV catheter is about two times better than an active, semi-automatic 'push-button' safety shield and three times better than a manually sliding shield technology in preventing NSIs."

With B. Braun's Introcan Safety® IV Catheter, for example, all the user has to do is use it, as the safety mechanism does not require any extra steps for activation. There is no risk of forgetting to make the needle safe. From insertion to advancing the catheter to needle removal, clinicians are protected because they are using a fully automatic passive safety device that cannot be bypassed.

Sutton added that the GERES study is likely to influence purchasing trends as healthcare professionals evaluate the most appropriate devices for their facilities.

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About B. Braun

B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company's "Sharing Expertise®" philosophy, B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.

Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance the s
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