Luer locks that are used to connect intravenous lines are known to be an entry point for microbes, so keeping them clean is a way to prevent nosocomial infections.
Ivera Medical won 510(k) clearance for its Curos Tips that are used to cap male luer connectors when not used. The tips essentially soak the end of the Luer lock in alcohol, preventing any bugs from getting in. A year ago the company received FDA regulatory approval for its Port Protector that keeps IV access ports clear of infection.
- When Curos Tips are placed on male luer connectors, Tips passively bathe the connector’s surface with alcohol. In three (3) minutes Tips disinfect the device, killing the organisms often associated with bloodstream infection.
- Once attached, Curos Tips act to cover and protect the male luer.
- Curos Tips come in a convenient strip dispenser which places five disinfecting Tips in easy reach of clinician at the point of care.
- The highly visible bright green caps allow auditors to monitor caregiver disinfection practice compliance.
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