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    3M Curos Luer Lock

    3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Cap for Needless Connectors

    Curos disinfecting cap for needless connectors disinfect and protect needleless connectors to help reduce the risk of contaminants from entering the catheter post-insertion1.

    Curos disinfecting cap luer-locks securely onto needless I.V. connectors by a simple peel & twist. It disinfects in 1 minute, based on foam soaked with 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and keeps the access site clean and protected for 7 days.


    • Effective

      • Disinfects in 1 minute
      • “Always clean” approach eliminates user technique variation
      • Tested to effectively kill 6 common organisms
      • Luer-lock caps twist on easily and securely, meeting INS guidelines
      • Consistent use of Curos™ disinfecting caps on I.V. needleless connectors is associated with decreased CLABSI

    • More Convenient

      • Less time required by nurses, as compared to manual scrubbing
      • Dispensed as individual caps or as strips that can be hung on I.V. poles for convenient access
      • Simple and easy to remove foil seal minimises packaging waste

    • Auditable

      • Brightly coloured green caps verify that a port is clean at a glance
      • Disinfection compliance can be easily and reliably measured


    • Curos Port Protector Cap

      3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Caps for Needleless Connectors

      • Effective Disinfection. Disinfects in only one minute — keeps ports clean for seven days
      • Twist On, Stay On. Twist on easily and stay securely in place; fit major needleless connectors, meeting 2011 INS guidelines for add-on devices
      • Coloured for Compliance. Distinctive green colour allows clinicians to verify that a port is covered at a glance. Port protection compliance can be easily and reliably measured. The bright green cap clearly distinguishes intravenous lines from other tubing
      • Flexible, Convenient Dispensing. Available to be dispensed as individual cap or strips


    • Curos Port Protector Strips for needless valves

      3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Cap Strips for Needleless Connectors

      • Flexible, Convenient Dispensing. Dispensing strips can be hung from I.V. poles for easy access
      • Less Waste. Engineered with a two sided hanger, strips can be cut to size to minimise wasted product when patients are discharged
      • One-handed Grab. The peel-away foil strip allows busy nurses to use just one hand to grab a new cap
      • Effective Disinfection. Disinfects in one minute — keeps ports clean for seven days
      • Twist On, Stay On. Twist on easily and stay securely in place; fit major needleless connectors, meets 2011 INS guidelines for add-on devices
      • Coloured for Compliance. Distinctive green colour allows clinicians to verify that a port is covered at a glance. Port protection compliance can be easily and reliably measured. The bright green cap clearly distinguishes intravenous lines from other tubing


    References

    1. Merril K. et al. 2014. Impact of universal disinfectant cap implementation on central line-associated bloodstream infections. American Journal of Infection Control: Volume 40 Number 12; December 2014.


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