3M has released its new Curos stopper disinfecting cap for open female luers that will help ensure clinicians that all intraluminal vascular access points are protected through passive disinfection.
The Curos stopper cap is one of the only brands that have a cap for intraluminal IV access points, providing time-saving, consistent and reliable disinfection, according to 3M
“3M is committed to helping clinicians reduce infections. We have the science to deliver evidence-based solutions that help protect patient safety, reduce the risks of costly complications, improve patient outcomes and, in turn, reduce care delivery costs,” Dr. Pat Parks, PhD, medical director of the 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division, said in a news release. “Adding Curos stopper caps to our innovative IV care portfolio brings us one step closer to helping clinicians protect every patient’s vascular catheter, from insertion to removal.”
The Curos caps disinfect in just 1 minute and can protect for up to 7 days if it isn’t removed. They also have a 70% isopropyl alcohol reservoir that helps disinfect some of the microorganisms that come with central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).
The design of the caps also allows it to fit a wide variety of stopcocks and hemodialysis catheter hubs. It also is bright red in color, which helps clinicians know that the port is clean. However, it can’t be used with needleless connectors.
It is also sold as a single or in strips. Singles are used at home and for ancillary areas. Strips are used for port disinfection.
The new Curos cap is part of 3M’s Curos Disinfecting Port Protector family. It adds on to the collection of caps that include passive disinfection solutions for needless connectors, male lures and Tego hemodialysis connectors.
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