Intravenous products: The North West Collaborative Commercial Agency (NWCCA), working with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), has been honoured for outstanding achievement at the annual Government Opportunities (GO) magazine National Excellence in Public Procurement Awards that took place on Wednesday 15th June in London.
Beating 24 other entries with their submission, the NWCCA and BD were presented with the coveted Winners Award in the ˜Innovation or Initiative of the Year” category, in recognition of their important work to encourage NHS Trusts to adopt a new procedure which could save valuable nursing time and make patient care safer.
The BD PosiflushTM prefilled syringe contains a saline solution specifically designed for flushing in-situ vascular access devices. This syringe offers many advantages, including a vastly reduced preparation time, a reduced potential for air or skin-borne bacterial contamination and the elimination of needles from the entire process. The plunger and stopper design also eliminates syringe-induced blood reflux.