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Paracentesis Trays

Safety Paracentesis Procedure Trays include all necessary products to complete a paracentesis procedure and includes safety components to assure a safe working environment.

 

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Safety Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) kits contain safety components to minimize blood-borne pathogen exposure.

 

 

Peripheral IV Catheters

After a peripheral IV catheter  is inserted into a small vessel the needle is removed leaving a short over-the-needle catheter. Safety products are available that protect the clinician from being stuck following removal of the needle.

  • ACUVANCE® JELCO Safety IV Catheter, ADVANTIV® Safety I.V. Catheters,PROTECTIV® Safety I.V. Catheters,  ProtectIV and ProtectIV Catheter; Smiths Medical, www.smiths-medical.com

  • BD Angiocath Autoguard Shielded IV Catheter, BD Angiocath-N Autoguard Shielded IV Catheter for Small Vein Access, BD Autoguard Pro Shielded IV Catheter,BD Insyte Autoguard Shielded IV Catheter, BD Insyte-N Autoguard Shielded IV Catheter for Small Vein Access, BD Saf-T-Intima IV Catheter Safety System, Becton Dickinson;www.bd.com

  • Introcan Safety IV catheter, B. Braun Medical Inc., www.bbraun.com

  • Secure IV peripheral venous catheter, SpanAmerica Medical Systems, LLC,http://www.spanamerica.com/siv/index.html

 

Pharmacy Sharps and Waste Disposal

Specialized waste containers are necessary to meet the various state regulations for pharmaceutical waste.

 

PICC Catheter

Peripherally inserted central catheter trays are available with safety components that enhance clinician/patient safety and facilitates hopistal compliance with federal and state regulations.

 

PICC Catheter Introducer

These safety products help to insert a Peripherally inserted central catheter safely.

  • BD Introsyte-N™ Autoguard™ Shielded introducer for neonatal PICC and Midline catheters; BD; www.bd.com

 

PICC Catheter Trays with Safety Components

Peripherally inserted central catheter trays are available with safety components that enhance clinician/patient safety and facilitates hopistal compliance with federal and state regulations.

 

PICC Introducer

Specialized PICC introduces are available that protect the clinician from an accidental needlestick injury.

  • BD Introsyte-N™ Autoguard™ Shielded introducer for neonatal PICC and Midline catheters; BD Introsyte Autoguard Shielded Introducer for PICC and Midline Catheters with BD Instaflash Needle Technology;  BD,  www.bd.com

  • Safety Excalibur Introducer System Bard Access Systems, Safety Seldinger Introducer Needle; Bard Access Systems. www.bardaccess.com

  • The Wand; Access Scientific; www.the-wand.com

 

Plastic Crimping

Many clinicians are injured by metal crimping and broken glass wind opening radiopaque solutions. The PLUSPAK innovative packaging protects against sharps injuries from metal crimps and broken glass. It enhances workplace safety by providing a pull-ring and twist-off cap that helps to avoid injuries that often occur when using metal caps.

 

Plastic Fingerstick Sampling Blood Collection Tube

Specialized collection and dispensing tubes allow for blood sample collection and dispensing from a single plastic tube.

 

Plastic Hematocrit Tubes

Plastic hematocrit tubes should be used instead of using unprotected glass automatically tubes. Broken glass hematocrit tubes expose health care workers and others to the risk of infectious disease transmitted by blood via broken glass.

 

Plastic IV Access Cannula

 

Platelet Transfer

Platelets can be transferred safely and can prevent needle stick injury to healthcare workers, donors, cleaning staff, contaminated waste disposal staff and the public at large.

 

Pneumothorax Trays

Pneumothorax trays with safety components to minimize the risk of needlestick or scalpel injury from conventional products.

 

Pre-filled Syringes

A prefilled syringe is a single-dose packet of medicant.  Pre-filled syringe systems were used first in Europe during the 1980s. Pre-filled syringe systems have now been introduced in the United States. Having a prefilled system assures dosage accuracy during injection

  • ChaSyr™ Prefilled Syringe, Infusive Technologies, Inc.,www.infusive.us

  • BD PosiFlush™ Pre-Filled Syringes; BD, www.bd.com

  • Carpuject® Syringe System; Pre-filled Flush Syringes; Hospira, www.hospira.com

 

Pre-operative Surgical Clippers

The CDC state in the 1999 Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection that if hair is removed, it should be removed immediately before the operation with an electrical clipper which is associated with lower infection rates than shaving.

 

Pre-procedure Bandages

Pre-Procedure Bandages are applied to the skin PRIOR to puncturing the skin. This provides a greatly enhanced degree of protection. The isolation of the site has already occurred before the skin is broken. Human exposure to bloodborne pathogens is minimized and contaminated sharps can be disposed of immediately. Pre-procedure bandages can protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries and prevention of cross contamination of the intimate contacts of vaccinated individuals as well

 

Pre-surgical Skin Markers

Clinicians change gloves with each patient and they can now change their skin markers.

  • Pre-Surgical Skin Marker - Mini; Viscot Medical, LLC; www.viscot.com

 

Pulls, Nurse call or light

Existing pull cords  are constructed of nylon material which is absorbant and can allow organisms to permeate deep within the fibers.  Alternate cords that are cleanable can be placed in restroom, shower stations, bedside lighting, and other places to avoid potential problems with bodily fluid secretions.

 

 

Pulse Oximeter Probe Covers

Pulse Oximeter probes are used for multiple patients.  There our technologies that prevent cross contamination between patients.

 

Puncture-resistant Gloves

Hospitals dispose of thousands of contaminated needles every day. Not only do needles end up in the trash, but they often show up in hospital laundry. Needle resistant products help prevent workers from getting stuck on the job when they come across needles.

 

Radial Artery Catheter

To perform catheterization of a radial artery safely using the modified Seldinger technique,  a catheter kit containing safety components, guidewire, sharp needle and catheter is needed.

  • Arrow Radial Artery Catheterization Kit with Integral Needle Protection; Arrow,www.arrowintl.com

 

Recapping Devices

The revised OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard permits recapping of contaminated needles only under very specific and limited circumstances, such as with incremental doses of medication or the injection of radioactive materials. When recapping must be performed, it must be accomplished by the use of a mechanical device or one-handed technique.

 

Retracting Needles, Automatic

Every year numerous clinicians suffer an accidental needlestick injury. It is estimated that there are 1 million needlestick injuries in the US patent 3 million needlestick injuries in the world each year. Retractable syringes can help solve this problem. There are essentially no clinical applications for which retractable syringes are not only suitable but life saving in nature.

Retracting Needles, Manual

Every year numerous clinicians suffer an accidental needlestick injury. It is estimated that there are 1 million needlestick injuries in the US patent 3 million needlestick injuries in the world each year. Retractable syringes can help solve this problem. There are essentially no clinical applications for which retractable syringes are not only suitable but life saving in nature.

 

© 2012 ISIPS, International Sharps Injury Prevention Society and Ron Stoker

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