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Contamination/Infection Control

   

When assembling an IV set, infection causing contaminates can be inadvertently introduced into the fluid path from almost anywhere – your hands, the surface you are working on, and even the air.* Moreover, the more parts there are to assemble, the greater the opportunity for contamination to occur during assembly.

Design Options® IV sets come preassembled in one sterile package. Less assembly minimizes the potential for introduction of contamination.
 

 

 

 

**Loftus R et al., “Hand Contamination of Anesthesia Providers is an Important Risk Factor for Intraoperative Bacterial Transmission” Anesthesia-Analgesia, vol. 112, no. 1 (January 2011)