SwabCap®

Disinfecting Cap for Needlefree Connectors

The only disinfecting cap FDA 510(k)-cleared to provide continuous
disinfection for up to seven days to maximize patient safety.

  • Continuous Disinfection of Connector Surface
  • Sterile, Individual Packaging
  • Visual Compliance Confirmation
  • Patented Thread-Cover Design

Overview

See How Something So Small Can Make a Huge Difference In Infection Control

Nursing guidelines recommend swabbing needlefree connectors before every access to minimize the risk of bacterial contamination.1

Needlefree IV connectors play an important role in the fight against CRBSI, but nursing guidelines still suggest that connectors be swabbed before each access. Unfortunately, swabbing technique and compliance with these policies may vary and visual confirmation of connector disinfection may be difficult.

SwabCap’s proven disinfecting technology can be an important element in your efforts to minimize infection risks and improve swabbing compliance.

SwabCap’s patented disinfecting cap design has been shown to help enhance the barrier to bacterial ingress while helping you standardize disinfection protocols.2 Unlike other caps that only disinfect upon application, SwabCap continues to disinfect the connector surface for up to seven days until removed.

Maximize Infection Control Compliance With Easy-to-Use Disinfecting Technology

  • Continuous Disinfection

    Completely disinfects after five minutes and continues disinfecting for up to seven days.
  • Visual Compliance Confirmation

    Ensures swabbing compliancewith easily identifiable colored disinfecting caps.
  • Sterile, Individual Packaging

    Reduces the risk of cross contamination with individually packaged disinfecting caps.
  • Patented Thread Cover Design

    Disinfects both the top and threads of the connector for maximum protection.

How it works

References

  1. Infusion Nurses Society (INS): Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, 2011
  2. Posa P. Improving IV Connector Disinfection by Using Human Factors Engineering to Identify Effective, Nurse-Friendly Solutions. Poster presented at the APIC 4th Annual Conference. June, 2013.
  3. Kamboj M, Blair R, Bell N, et al. Use of Disinfection Cap to Reduce Central-Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection and Blood Culture Contamination Among Hematology–Oncology Patients. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. December, 2015. 36:12.
  4. Strategies to Prevent Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 2014.
  5. Wright M, Tropp J, Schora D, et al. Continuous passive disinfection of catheter hubs prevents contamination and bloodstream infection. American Journal of Infection Control. 2012.
  6. Moureau N, Dawson R. Passive Disinfection Product Effectiveness Study. Poster presented at the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) Annual Scientific Meeting. September, 2010.

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