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Purdue Frederick Company Betadine PrepStick Applicator

Introducing a new way to site-prep: Betadine PrepStick applicator, which contains povidone-iodine 10% for convenient, neat, topical degerming. This self-saturating applicator does not require breaking glass to release the prepping solution. The desired amount of solution is released easily when the healthcare professional gently squeezes the handle of the applicator to break the patented internal seal. The self-saturating swab is intended for use in prepping small areas, e.g., for catheter insertions, spinal anesthesia, amniocentesis, needlesticks, etc. The swab handle is made of polypropylene, is 4 inches in length, is hollow, and is filled with approximately 2.6 grams of povidone-iodine 10%. The foam head allows the prepping solution to be applied in broad or narrow strokes, depending on the site. This facilitates fast, clean, and accurate prepping. The product is packaged dry, so there is no spillage or staining of clothing upon opening the wrapper. The healthcare professional controls the quantity of liquid dispensed and rate of flow to the prep site. For additional information, contact Mark Slotnick at (203) 853-0123, extension 7343. FIGURE 1

Figure 1 - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure 1. Purdue Frederick Betadine PrepStick

Braun Medical Ultrasite Needle-Free Capless Valve

Braun Medical has introduced a new, enhanced version of its Ultrasite needle-free capless valve for IV administration. The enhancements include a redesigned housing for easier access with a syringe or IV tubing. The new valve also features full threads for a more secure connection, and a stop ring that prevents over-tightening of the syringe or IV tubing. Ultrasite is the first high-flow capless valve with the Positive Pressure design, which helps prevent catheter occlusions. The ULTRASITE valve is available individually or as part of a complete IV system For more information about B. Braun's enhanced Ultrasite valve, write to 824 12th Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18108, call (800) 828-0793, or visit the website at FIGURE 2

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