For needleless valves
Curos Disinfecting Port Protectors are available on convenient multi-cap, foil-backed dispensers at the point of care. Strips can be hung bedside on an IV pole, reducing run-around for busy caregivers. The Strip provides a bright green visual reminder and easy access to caps to facilitate nurse compliance with consistent and reliable passive disinfection during every IV access. Furthermore, the innovative Strip design minimizes packaging waste.
- Flexible, Convenient Dispensing. Curos Strips provide caps where they are needed, when they are needed.
- Less Waste. Engineered with a two sided hanger, Curos Strips can be cut to size to minimize wasted product when patients are discharged.
- One-handed Grab. The peel away foil strip allows busy nurses to use just one hand to grab a new Curos cap.
- Effective Disinfection. Curos disinfects in 3 minutes — keeps ports clean for 7 days.
- Twist On, Stay On. Curos luer-lock port protectors twist on easily and stay securely in place; fit all major needleless connectors — meeting 2011 INS guidelines for add-on devices.
- Colored for Compliance. The distinctive green color of Curos allows clinicians to verify that a port is covered at a glance. Port protection compliance can be easily and reliably measured. The bright green clearly distinguishes intravenous lines from other tubing.
- Made in the USA
- Shelf life: 3 years.
- Patents: D607,325; 7,780,794; 7,985,302; 8,206,514 • U.S. and foreign patents pending
The Curos is intended for use on swabbable luer access valves 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 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.
|Legacy Product Order Number||3M Product Order Number||Boxes Per Case||Units Per Box||Total Units Per Case|
|002-250||FF10-250||20||25 strips; 10 Curos/strip||5,000|
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.
Improve Compliance with Curos Strips
Two studies have documented the increased compliance achieved by deploying Curos Strips.
Numerous hospitals have documented the use of the Curos passive disinfection device’s effectiveness citing reductions in catheter-related bloodstream infections, contaminated blood cultures, and the associated costs of care.