Monthly Archives: September 2009

The WAND Continues to Draw a Crowd

Among the most crowded booths at the recent annual meeting of the Association for Vascular Access was that of Access Scientific, makers of The WAND, which enables the Accelerated Seldinger Technique. This faster and safer means of placing central line … Continue reading

Posted in Catheter Infections, CLABSI, CRBSI, Infection Control, Vascular Access

Joint Commission Will Require Catheter Valve Disinfection

The Joint Commission will require hospitals to have a standardized protocol to disinfect catheter luer access valves, starting January 2010. In the face of that new dictum, what’s a hospital to do? A panel pondering that question – and featuring … Continue reading

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Excelsior, Novian Added as New Clients

We’re happy to report that even in the economic downturn, we’ve added two new clients: * Excelsior Medical is a leading maker of prefilled catheter flush syringes. The company is also launching an exciting new technology called SwabCap™. This product … Continue reading

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