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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


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    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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