Curos® for Tego®
For needlefree hemodialysis connector
A disinfecting port protector approved for the Tego® needlefree hemodialysis connector. The white Curos caps are easily distinguished for dedicated use on the Tego connectors and designed specifically to maintain the integrity of the Tego valve’s surface.
- Effective Disinfection. Curos® for Tego® connectors contain a 70% isopropyl alcohol-saturated, sponge-like foam that disinfects ports in 3 minutes — keeps ports clean for 7 days
- Twist On, Stay On. Luer-lock caps twist on, stay on — meeting 2011 INS guidelines for add-on devices
- Approved. Tested compatible with Tego Connectors.*
- Distinctive Color. White Curos caps are easily distinguished for dedicated use on the Tego connectors.
- Made in the USA
- Shelf life: 3 years
- Patented. D607,325; 7,780,794; 7,985,302; 8,206,514 • U.S. and foreign patents pending
*ICU Medical. “Tego Swab Recommendations and Compatibility with Disinfecting Caps,” October, 2012.
Tego is a registered trademark of ICU Medical
The Curos® for Tego® is intended for use on Tego® needlefree hemodialysis connectors as a disinfecting cleaner prior to line access and to act as a physical barrier to contamination between line accesses. Curos will disinfect the valve three (3) minutes after application and act as a physical barrier to contamination for up to seven (7) days (168 hours) if not removed. The effectiveness of Curos protectors were tested in vitro against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida glabrata, Candida albicans. The Curos Disinfecting Port Protector may be used in the home or healthcare facility.
Instructions for Use
- Peel the Curos® for Tego® cap from the foil Strip.
- Once foil is removed, push and twist the Curos onto the end of the luer-activated needleless valve.
- Curos will disinfect the valve three (3) minutes after application and act as a physical barrier to contamination for up to seven (7) days (168 hours) if not removed.
- A new Curos should be placed on the luer-activated valve after each use.
- Discard the Curos after use.
- Do not use if the seal is broken, torn, punctured, or if the sponge inside appears to be dry.
- Always follow CDC or hospital protocol for disinfection of I.V. ports.
- If the I.V. port is heavily soiled, clean with a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol swab prior to using the Curos port protector.
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Curos® Disinfection Efficacy over Time
Independent Laboratory Data.
Inside the Curos device is a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The IPA bathes the surface of the luer-activated needlefree valve. The effectiveness of Curos Port Protectors was tested in vitro against six common organisms.
For more information regarding organisms associated with catheter related bloodstream infections, refer to Wenzel RP and Edmond MB. The Impact of Hospital-Acquired Bloodstream Infections. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Mar-Apr;7(2):174-7.