April 26, 2007 - Iapyx Medical introduced its Stable-Line family of catheter stabilization products designed to minimize the risk of catheter-related bloodstream and urinary tract infections, two of the three most common hospital-acquired infections.

With the launch of Stable-Line Arterial and Stable-Line Foley catheter stabilization devices, Iapyx Medical aims to combat the epidemic of hospital-acquired infections and improve patient care and clinician safety.

The Stable-Line Arterial catheter stabilization device is designed to prevent inadvertent movement and dislodgment of arterial lines. Suture securement, the traditional means of arterial line securement, increases patients' risks of developing catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), which pose a significant mortality risk.

Suture securement also puts healthcare workers at risk for needlestick injuries, which expose them to blood-borne pathogens including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. The Stable-Line Arterial device mitigates these risks while addressing OSHA's recommendation for sutureless securement and meeting Infusion Nurses Society (INS) standards as a manufactured stabilization device. Without the use of invasive sutures or conventional strips of tape, the Stable-Line Arterial catheter stabilization device firmly grips the extension set to immobilize the catheter while permitting visual inspection and monitoring of the insertion site.

For more information visit www.iapyx.com.

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