Curos disinfecting port protectors are alcohol-containing caps that twist onto I.V. connectors and other intravenous access points for disinfection and protection. Consistent use of Curos disinfecting caps on I.V. needleless connectors and other intravenous access points is associated with decreased central line associated bloodstream infections.
The passive disinfection of 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors relies on a 1-minute alcohol¹ bath with 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to achieve high levels of disinfection efficacy. The cap can act as a physical barrier to contamination for up to 7 days¹ if not removed.
3M's Curos disinfecting port protectors is the only brand on the market that has offerings to help reduce risks across all intraluminal access points.
Independent laboratory data: the effectiveness of 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors was tested in vitro against 6 common organisms and was found to have >99.99 reduction in organisms (>4 log).1,2,3*
*Data reflects in vitro findings relevant to 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Caps.
Conclusion: All test samples exceeded the minimum 4-log reduction after 1 minute.¹
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View a summary of some of the most compelling clinical evidence available detailing contamination risks at every IV access point: needleless connectors, male luers, and open female luers (such as stopcocks and catheter hubs).
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