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Hemostatic HemCon(R) Dressings

The hemostatic HemCon(R) Patch and HemCon(R) Bandage are designed to improve patient care following diagnostic and interventional vascular access procedures. The dressings offer safe, fast hemostasis with an effective antibacterial barrier against a wide spectrum of microorganisms, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, and Acinetobacter baumannii, and may help to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. HemCon(R) dressings are available through HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc.


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Excelsior Medical Launches SwabCap to Disinfect Catheter Luer Access Valves

Excelsior Medical, one of the leading manufacturers of prefilled catheter flush syringes and syringe pump systems, announced that it has launched a major new product: the SwabCap(TM) Luer Access Valve Disinfection Cap.


SwabCap(TM) is a simple twist-on device that disinfects swab-able Luer access valves prior to catheter line access. The Food and Drug Administration-cleared device passively disinfects the valve top and threads while providing a physical barrier to contamination for up to 96 hours.


The cap's design and ease-of-use also help verify compliance with standard-of-care clinical protocols for cleaning Luer access valves-including the new (January 2010) Joint Commission requirement.


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