USA 1-800-227-2862 (BBRAUN2)

Supporting Studies

   

In this study, the authors compared the ULTRAPORT zer0 stopcock to an open lumen stopcock to determine the efficacy of the valve with and without hub disinfection as a barrier to inadvertent bacterial injection. Click below to read the abstract:

Loftus R et al., "Prevention of Intravenous Bacterial Injection from Health Care Provider Hands: The Importance of Catheter Design and Handling" Anesthesia & Analgesia, vol. 15, no. 5 (Nov 2012). 

In this study, the authors document the relationship between a stopcock contaminated with bacteria during a surgical procedure and the development of an infection. Click below to read the abstract:

Loftus R et al., "Transmission of Pathogenic Bacterial Organisms in the Anesthesia Work Area" Anesthesiology, vol. 109, no. 3 (Sept 2008).