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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 Port Protector Products are intended for use on swabbable luer-access valves (needleless connectors) to disinfect and act as a physical barrier to prevent contamination.

    The passive disinfection of 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors relies on a 3-minute alcohol bath and 70% IPA to achieve high levels of disinfection efficacy. The cap can act as a physical barrier to contamination for up to 7 days if not removed.

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    Effective disinfection
    Disinfects in 3 minutes – and keeps ports clean for 7 days.
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    Twists on, and stays on
    Twists on easily and stays securely in place. They fit all major needleless connectors — meeting 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice for add-on devices.¹ ³
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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?

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

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

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

    3. It must remain on the needleless connector for a minimum of three (3) minutes and may remain on for seven (7) days (168 hours) or the duration of the intended use if not removed.

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

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

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


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Disinfecting Caps for Needleless Connectors

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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 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).

Data reflects in vitro findings relevant to 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Caps*.

Conclusion: All test samples exceeded the minimum 4-log reduction after three minutes.

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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1) 3M data on file

2) Standard 26.3 - All add on devices shall be luer lock design to ensure a secure junction.

3) 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.

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