With the reality of mandatory public reporting of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and value-based purchasing looming, now is the time to choose a vascular access system designed to prevent infections and their associated expenses.
The Arrow ErgoPack System, when combined with the ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS® or Chlorag+ard® antimicrobial catheter technology, provides defense against all 5 sources of bloodstream infection to help your institution attain and sustain the goal of zero CLABSIs.1-7
The Arrow ErgoPack System combines proven tools for central line insertion that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Infusion Nurses Society. The Arrow ErgoPack System includes a 21-step checklist for the insertion team to document that they followed the recommendations of each group.
With its ergonomic design and more compact size, the ErgoPack System is easy to store, and its components are easy to identify during a procedure. The ErgoPack System features:
ARROW, ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS, Chlorag+ard, ErgoPack, HemoHopper and SharpsAway are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates.
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