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Tegaderm(TM) Chlorhexidine Gluconate IV Securement Dressing

3M Health Care recently launched its newest infection prevention product, 3M(TM) Tegaderm(TM) chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) IV Securement Dressing, a transparent, antimicrobial dressing used to cover and protect catheter sites and to secure devices to skin.


The new dressing combines the powerful antimicrobial protection of CHG with the simplicity of Tegaderm film dressings, making it easy to use. Because the Tegaderm dressing and its integrated CHG gel pad are transparent, it allows continuous catheter site visualization, letting healthcare professionals detect any signs of inflammation or infection around the intravascular device. The dressing is also breathable and is an effective barrier to outside contaminants and absorbs fluids.


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Foley Catheter Holder

Dale Medical Products, Inc(R), has introduced a patented Foley catheter holder that stabilizes an indwelling catheter to help prevent meatal irritation, bladder spasms, and urethral erosion, which contribute to urinary tract infections.


The Dale Foley Catheter Holder is designed to secure a catheter anywhere along the tube or at the "Y" port to minimize its movement, help prevent urinary tract infections, and enhance patient comfort. Featuring a soft, supple 2" wide leg band that can be rotated to either leg, the catheter is anchored using a green Velcro(R) locking device with 2 interlocking tabs. The latex-free Dale Foley Catheter Holder is easy to apply and stretches without narrowing to avoid the tourniquet effect. Maintaining its position on the leg, whether ambulatory or bedridden, this comfortable holder will not constrict the blood flow of superficial or deep veins.


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Empty Solution Container

Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc, has received Food and Drug Administration market clearance to sell the Kawasumi Empty Solution Container to complement their expanding line of products specifically designed to meet the needs of oncology clinics and departments. The 500-mL container is used for preparation of individual patient doses of chemotherapy drugs such as cetuximab (Erbitux(R)), paclitaxel (Abraxane(R)), and denileukin diftitox (Ontak(R)). The Kawasumi Empty Solution Container is a low-cost alternative to other currently marketed solution containers.


The single-use Empty Solution Container is sterile and nontoxic and contains no natural rubber latex. The injection site is made from a synthetic rubber. The sterility of the outlet ports is protected by unique tear-off covers not found on other products.


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