Antimicrobial Efficacy Chart 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors Disinfection Efficacy Over Time demonstrating 3 minute, 7 day testing

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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3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors

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  • Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors packaging as singles (CFF1-270R) and Curos™ packaging as strips (CFF10-250R)

    Protect ports and ensure peace of mind

    3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Cap is intended for use on needleless connectors only as a disinfecting cleaner prior to I.V. access, and to act as a cover between line accesses.

    The passive disinfection of 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors relies on a 1-minute alcohol¹ bath and 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.

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    Effective disinfection
    Disinfects in 1 minute and protects ports for up to 7 days.1
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    Twists on, and stays on
    Twists on easily and stays securely in place. 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors fit all major needleless connectors — meeting 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice for add-on devices.1,2
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    Coloured for compliance
    The distinctive green colour allows clinicians to verify that a port is covered at a glance separating intravenous lines from other tubing. Compliance for port protection can be easily and reliably measured.
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    Flexible, convenient dispensing
    Can be dispensed as individual caps or in strips.
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    Shelf life: 3 years¹

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How do 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors work?

  • white glove removing a green Curos cap from a stain

    Step 1

    Peel foil tab or strip from the 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protector cap.

  • white gloves removing the foil off the green Curos cap

    Step 2

    Once foil is removed, push and twist cap onto the end of the needleless connector.

  • white gloves inserting the green Curos cap onto a wireless connector

    Step 3

    The cap must remain on the needleless connector for a minimum of one (1) minute and may remain on for seven (7) days (168 hours) or the duration of the intended use if not removed.¹

  • white gloves directly placing the green Curos cap onto the needless connector

    Step 4

    A new port protector should be placed on the needleless connector after each use.

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    Step 5

    Discard the 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protector after use.


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3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors disinfection efficacy over time

  • Antimicrobial Efficacy Chart 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors Disinfection Efficacy Over Time demonstrating 1 minute, 7 day testing
  • 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

3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protector Clinical Evidence Summary

Get a summary of peer-reviewed articles and hospital studies on 3M™ Curos™ Disinfectant Port Protectors. Download the 3M Clinical Evidence Summary now.

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References

  1. 3M data on file
  2. Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, McGoldrick M, Orr M, Doellman D. Infusion therapy standards of practice. J Infus Nurs. 2016;39(suppl 1):S1-S159.
  3. For more information regarding organisms associated with central line–associated bloodstream infections, refer to Weiner et al. (2016). Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Associated With Healthcare-Associated Infections: Summary of Data Reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011–2014. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 1-14. doi: 10.1017/ ice.2016.174
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