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Peripheral IV Catheters
Blood spillage and exposure to blood not only displays a risk but also interrupts the tight workflow of hospital staff. B. Braun offers an extensive PIVC portfolio with innovative blood-control technology that helps to make the IV cannulation process cleaner, safer and more efficient.
Of all healthcare workers come into involuntary contact with blood or body fluids at least once a year1
In up to
Of conventional peripheral IV catheters, blood leakages occur during insertion.2
In up to
Of conventional peripheral IV catheters, blood leakages occur during (dis-) connections.2
Cleaning the workplace5
Time required for dressing changes per 1,000 IV catheters6, 7
Average monthly cost of cleaning and disinfecting after a blood exposure in a hospital with 4,000 IV catheters1
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 Haeseler G. Hildebrand M. Fritscher J. Efficacy and base of use of an intravenous catheter designed to prevent blood leakage: a prospective observational trial. 2015. J Vasc Access: 1-4.
 Seiberlich LE, Keay V, Kallos S, Junghans T, Lang E, McRae AD. Clinical performanceof a new blood control peripheral intravenous catheter: A prospective, randomized controlled study. Int. Emerg. Nurs. 2016 Mar
 Jagger J. Perry J. Parker G. Phillips EK. Nursing 2011 survey results: Blood exposure risk during peripheral I.V. catheter insertion and removal. Nursing. 2011;41(12): 45-49.
 Estimation based on NHS. The Revised Healthcare Cleaning Manual.
 Estimation based on 1,000 conventional PIVC x 74% cases of blood exposure during (dis-) connections  x 1.5 min for dressing change .
 3M UK & Ireland: 3M Tegaderm Transparent I.V. Dressing, 1633 Application and Removal [web streaming video]: Youtube; 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 25]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_y09xfFlKo