Company adds to swab product
Prevantics Device Swab Strip
PDI has launched its Prevantics® Device Swab Strip. The product expands on the existing Prevantics Device Swab by helping prevent central line associated bloodstream infections.
The Prevantics Device Swab Strip contains eight swabs per strip and a hang tab. It is designed to hang from an IV pole. The product has a five-second scrub and five-second dry time, the company said.
The swab's 3.15% (w/v) Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% (v/v) Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution received 510 k clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use.
"Not only does the new Prevantics Device Swab Strip have a significantly faster scrub and dry time than similar products, but it is also designed to always be within arms' reach, ultimately improving staff compliance," said Chris Puricelli, vice president of marketing.