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B. Braun to Sponsor Platinum Showcase and Present at AVA

Company’s new sterile peripheral IV catheter insertion kit and safety-engineered IV therapy portfolio to be featured during AVA

BETHLEHEM, PA – September 23, 2015 – B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) will sponsor a Platinum Showcase presentation and exhibit at the 29th Association for Vascular Access (AVA) Annual Scientific Meeting at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, September 26th -29th.

On Sunday, September 27th from 3:45-4:45 p.m., Kevin Glover, B.Braun’s Corporate Vice President of Clinical Education and Training, will be presenting “A New Era in Collaboration: A Teaching Hospital and a Medical Device Company Conducting Randomized Educational Outcomes Research as Equal Partners,” in Grapevine rooms 3-4, at the Platinum Showcase. Mr. Glover also will be presenting “Meet the Speaker: A New Era in Collaboration” during B.Braun’s in-booth (#709) education session on September 28th and September 29th to further discuss his Platinum Showcase presentation.

Additionally, B.Braun’s Manager of IV Therapy Training & Education, Brian Stahl, will present “Do You See What I See? Redefining Success with PIVC Insertion” on September 27th, 28th and 29th at  B.Braun’s booth (#709). B.Braun’s new clinical educational offerings including “Fundamentals of Peripheral IV Access eLearning Program©”, “Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion Skills Checklist©”, and “Checklist Observer Training Program©” will also be presented during the in-booth education session.

“We are committed to collaborating with healthcare providers to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare delivery and patient outcomes,” said Tom Sutton, Vice President of Vascular Access Systems at B.Braun. “Our portfolio of safety-engineered IV therapy devices and our new Ster-ASSIST™ Sterile Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion kit underscores our commitment to protecting patients and healthcare workers,” added Sutton.

B.Braun will showcase the following products and have a hands-on ultrasound PIVC placement demonstration station where attendees will be able to practice insertion technique with the use of ultrasound.

  • Ster-ASSIST™, the first and only comprehensive sterile IV kit supporting ultrasound which focuses on best practice in sterile technique and clinician safety. The new kit includes all the components needed to perform ultrasound-guided peripheral IV therapy procedures. 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. Ster-ASSIST will be available in early October.
  • Introcan Safety® IV Catheter, which is designed with innovative fully automatic passive-safety features to help eliminate accidental needlestick injury - effortlessly. From insertion to catheter deployment to needle removal, clinicians are protected by a truly passive safety device that is activated automatically - no extra steps required and cannot be bypassed. 
  • Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter, B.Braun’s latest innovation, which takes the same preferred passive safety-engineered needlestick protection found in Introcan Safety and adds additional automatic protection from blood exposure. For safety and convenience, Introcan Safety 3's unique multi-access blood control septum minimizes blood exposure during needle removal and each time the catheter hub is accessed.
  • InVision-Plus® Neutral IV Connector, the latest addition to the B.Braun needleless connector portfolio through an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with RyMed Technologies, LLC, provides a 10-point standard of features. B.Braun’s portfolio of needleless connectors, including the CARESITE® Luer Access Device, offers a safe way to access IV lines through innovative features designed to help reduce catheter occlusions while protecting healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries.
    B.Braun is also a proud sponsor of AVA foundation’s annual fundraiser Connect the Dots, which supports education and research. To learn more about the specific B.Braun in-booth presentation times and Platinum Showcase course overview, please visit www.bbraunava.com.

About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), 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