Teleflex Unveils Expansion of Arrow™ ErgoPack™ Complete System to Encompass Hemodialysis and Large Bore Central Venous Catheters
Monday, August 21, 2023
Teleflex, a global leader in medical technology, has unveiled an innovative expansion with the introduction of the Arrow™ ErgoPack™ Complete Kits for hemodialysis and large bore catheters within the United States. This advancement is aimed at simplifying the insertion process for healthcare professionals, offering them a wider range of options tailored to their specific needs. The enhanced kit configuration provides clinicians the choice between the Arrowg+ard Blue™ Hemodialysis or Large Bore lines, available in various French sizes, lumens, and lengths.
Included in this extended Arrow™ ErgoPack™ Complete System are several enhancements inspired by input from medical practitioners:
- The Arrow™ GlideWheel™ Advancer, offering improved control and tactile feedback during catheter insertion.
- A Nitinol Guidewire, known for its resistance to kinking in contrast to traditional stainless steel.
- Integration of a Transducer Cover aligned with ultrasound usage guidelines.
- Each kit comprises pre-filled sterile saline syringes, ensuring one for each catheter lumen.
- Supplementary ChloraPrep® Skin Prep in each kit.
- The flexibility to choose from either the 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG I.V. Securement Dressing or the 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing with BioPatch® Protective Disk.
The Arrow™ ErgoPack™ Complete System provides medical professionals with fundamental elements necessary for performing Acute Hemodialysis and Large Bore insertions. Its intuitive arrangement is thoughtfully designed to optimize workflow efficiency while adhering to recommendations from respected authorities such as CDC, SHEA, INS, and OSHA guidelines (1-4). Coupled with the protective features of Arrowg+ard Blue™ Catheters, this holistic approach aids healthcare professionals in combatting central line-associated bloodstream infections, ultimately elevating patient care and procedural outcomes.
Distinguished by an ergonomic top-down, left-to-right packaging configuration, the unique amalgamation of central venous catheter (CVC) insertion components within the Arrow™ ErgoPack™ Complete System aligns seamlessly with rigorous recommendations from authoritative third-party guidelines. This concerted effort contributes to the reduction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) and aligns with criteria outlined by:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Category 1A & 1B recommendations
- Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Guidelines
- In accordance with the Standards of Practice set forth by the Infusion Nursing Society (INS)
- Aligned with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard established by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)