BD (NYSE:BDX) announced today that it expanded customer availability for its all-in-one pre-filled flush syringe.
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey-based BD designed its PosiFlush SafeScrub syringe with an integrated disinfection unit. It reinforces compliance with infection prevention guidelines, simplifying nursing workflow.
BD built the active disinfection unit right into the tip cap of the PosiFlush SafeScrub syringe. It demonstrated via in vitro testing a significant reduction in microbial growth associated with catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs).
The company said that integrating the scrubbing device into the syringe unit offers easier compliance to “scrub the hub” guidelines. It also reduces touch contamination. Altogether, the design simplifies the steps and streamlines workflows for nurses while helping to protect patients.
“Healthcare facilities are continuing to feel the burden from the pandemic with high rates of nursing turnover and shortages,” said Dr. Nathan Gilmore, chief of service critical care at Hoag Hospital in California. “At the same time, hospitals worldwide are still seeing increased rates of preventable catheter-related infections, which can be both dangerous to patients and costly for hospitals. It’s not easy to be a frontline caregiver right now. Nurses need efficient and effective solutions to help them advance IV catheter care while improving the safety of their patients.”
BD received clearance for the PosiFlush SafeScrub and introduced it to select customers in October 2022. It represents part of BD’s “one-stick hospital stay” initiative aimed at reducing complications like infections. The initiative also aims to extend catheter dwell times through proper IV care and maintenance to improve clinical outcomes.
“We continue to hear the need from health care professionals for new solutions that help make medication delivery safer and simpler,” said Eric Borin, worldwide president for Medication Delivery Solutions at BD. “Our latest innovation in scrub and flush technology is designed to support nurses by simplifying workflow and advancing evidence-based best practices in catheter care so they can continue to focus their time where it matters most – on patient care.”