June 26, 2007 — Cardinal Health recently launched a new line of surgical procedure packs designed to help hospitals prevent central line infections while improving supply management efficiency.
Designed specifically for the nursing unit, intensive care unit, neonatal unit, emergency room and pre-operative, recovery and cancer units, the Presource Central Line Insertion Packs for Non-Procedural Areas can help prevent central line infections in these environments,where sterile practices and techniques may be limited.
In addition, Presource Central Line Insertion Packs for Procedural Areas complement the practice of aseptic technique, which is practiced in the operating room and during interventional radiology procedures, upon the insertion of a central line. The aseptic technique requires that a face mask, gloves and gowns are worn and that scrub sinks are readily available.
Both types of packs – for non-procedural areas and procedural areas – contain unique products including the Converters Line Insertion Draping System, which features a three-part draping system with the flexibility to access a variety of insertion sites whileproviding full-body coverage. The packs also contain BIOPATCH antimicrobial dressing with chlorhexidine, which has been proven to reduce incidence of CRBSI and local infections.
Pre-configured with all the components needed for central line insertion procedures, the new Presource procedure packs can also help hospitals more accurately project and contain procedure costs by reducing waste and ensuring that safe, cost-efficient, standard components are used in each central line insertion procedure.
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