First & Only Comprehensive Sterile IV Kit Supporting Ultrasound
BETHLEHEM, PA – November 16, 2015 – B. Braun Medical Inc. today announced the launch of its Ster-ASSIST™ Sterile Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion Kit. In an effort to promote best practice in sterile technique and clinician safety, while still providing convenience, B. Braun has packaged into a single kit all of the components needed to perform ultrasound-guided peripheral IV therapy procedures.
The all-inclusive Ster-ASSIST kit includes components such as sterile ultrasound gel and a probe cover, and longer length Introcan Safety® IV Catheters of several gauge sizes to allow clinicians to access deeper, harder-to-reach veins. These Introcan Safety IV Catheters feature an automatic, passive safety design and are packaged with the CARESITE® needleless extension set, both B. Braun products.
"The components of this ready-to-use kit help reduce the risk of contamination by maintaining the integrity of a sterile field, while protecting healthcare workers against needlestick injuries and saving valuable procedure preparation time,” said Tom Sutton, Vice President of Vascular Access Systems at B. Braun. “Equally important is the use of ultrasound guidance to facilitate first stick success for improved outcomes,” added Sutton.
The Ster-ASSIST components are provided to help drive performance and compliance for ultrasound-guided IV insertion procedures. The growing trend of using ultrasound guidance to place peripheral IV catheters reduces complication rates,1 improves efficiency,2 and exposes vessel options that are not otherwise visible.3
Learn about simplifying ultrasound-guided peripheral IV therapy with B. Braun’s Ster-ASSIST Sterile Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion Kit.
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.
The B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. includes B. Braun, B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B. Braun’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 54,000 employees in more than 60 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B. Braun visit www.BBraunUSA.com.
1. AU, Arthur K., MD. “Decrease in Central Venous Catheter Placement Due to Use of Ultrasound Guidance for Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: “National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 11 Apr.2012. Web. 05 June 2014.
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3. Gunabushanam, Gowthaman, MD. Meer, Jehangir M. “Ultrasonography Assisted Peripheral Line Placement.” Medscape, Web. 8 Mar. 2013