Use Curos disinfecting port protectors to help in the fight against infection-causing microbes.
The last thing a patient should have to worry about when being admitted to the hospital is acquiring a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI).
CLABSI is common, but it doesn’t have to be. Consistent use of Curos disinfecting caps on I.V. needleless connectors is associated with decreased CLABSI. Simply twist Curos disinfecting port protectors onto needleless connectors and male-luer devices to disinfect and protect from contamination.
Each Curos disinfecting product contains 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The IPA bathes the surface of the luer-activated device and disinfects it in just 1 minute!
But do they really work?
Yes! The effectiveness of Curos products was tested in vitro against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida glabrata, and Candida albicans and was found to have >4 log reduction.
Down with bugs, up with Curos products!
Less scrubbing, more caring
Requires less time for the nurse than most scrub-the-hub protocols.
Consistently disinfect for up to 7 days
Passive disinfection removes human technique variability, providing consistent disinfection every time. Curos disinfecting caps can be left in place to keep needleless connectors clean and protected for up to 7 days. 3M™ Curos Tips™ Disinfecting Cap Strip for Male Luers can also be left in place to keep male luers clean and protected for up to 7 days.
Protection that stays put
Curos disinfecting port protectors twist on easily and stay securely in place on commonly used needleless connectors — meeting 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice guidelines for add-on devices.
Colored bright to disinfect right
Our brightly colored caps verify that a port is clean at a glance. Thus, disinfection compliance disinfection compliance can be easily and reliably measured.
Where you need them, when you need them
Strips of Curos products can be hung from I.V. poles for easy access, greater compliance and reduced waste.
Numerous hospitals have documented the use of the Curos™ disinfecting cap’s effectiveness, citing reductions in catheter-rline associated bloodstream infections, contaminated blood cultures, and the associated costs of care.
Download the Clinical Evidence Summary (PDF, 137KB).
AJIC November 2014: Impact Of Universal Disinfectant Cap Implementation On Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
Merrill KC, Sumner S, Linford L, Taylor C, and Macintosh C.
JAVA December 2012: Central Venous Catheter Protective Connector Caps Reduce Intraluminal Catheter-Related Infection
Ramirez C, Lee AM, Welch K.
AJIC December 2012: Impact Of Alcohol Impregnated Port Protectors And Needleless Neutral Pressure Connectors On Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections And Contamination Of Blood Cultures In An Inpatient Oncology Unit
Sweet, MA; Cumpston A; Briggs, F, Craig M and Hamadani M.
*ICU Medical. “Tego® Swab Recommendations and Compatibility with Disinfecting Caps,” October, 2012.
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