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I.V. League Medical recently unveiled its Pole-In-The-Box(TM), a new product to help home health professionals and caregivers who need to take infusion therapy products and medical devices out in the field. Pole-In-The-Box(TM) is designed to be quick and easy to assemble. Strong enough to support most infusion pumps, it comes with your choice of a 4-leg aluminum base or a 5-leg base. The pole and stand break down quickly and fit into a lightweight, corrugated vinyl carrying case, with room left over for additional supplies. For more information, contact I.V. League Medical at (800) 443-8868.


ICU Medical, Inc. Launches First Hemodialysis Catheter Protection Device: Tego(TM) Connector Prevents Bloodstream Infections

ICU Medical, Inc. has released the Tego Connector, the first catheter protection device designed specifically for use in hemodialysis treatments. The Tego protects the catheter from contamination during hemodialysis sessions, preventing bloodstream infections for patients and helping prevent revenue losses for dialysis clinics.


About 10% of patients with a long-term central venous catheter for chronic hemodialysis will develop a bloodstream infection when using a traditional open hemodialysis delivery system. The Tego Connector creates a mechanically and microbiologically closed system when attached to the hub of the catheter. This closed system eliminates any manipulation of the catheter hub while attaching or removing blood lines, which helps prevent contamination and, consequently, bloodstream infections for the patient. For more information, visit

Figure. Pole-In-The-... - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure. Pole-In-The-Box(TM).
Figure. The Tego Con... - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure. The Tego(TM) Connector.