Intravenous products: Infection Control Today report “New clinical research on SwabCapÂ® was the subject of a prizewinning scientific poster at the 2011 annual conference of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).
The orange disinfection cap for needleless IV connectors was also the focus of a multi-site clinical study and podium presentations by two prominent physicians, at the annual meeting of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA).
Gregory Schears, MD, of Rochester, Minn., presented research at the AVA meeting showing that SwabCap allowed for significant reductions in the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) at 12 diverse medical facilities. He described the results of a multi-site study of 12 hospitals that trialed a disinfection cap (SwabCap). The hospitals researched the cap to see if it could improve upon strictly manual disinfection of IV needleless connectors, and thereby lower their CLABSI rates.”