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APIC 2018

A CE Accredited Symposium Supported by B. Braun Medical Inc. Through an Unrestricted Educational Grant

Mapping the Transmission of Resistant and Virulent Pathogens in the High-Risk Operating Room Environment

Presentation by Randy W. Loftus, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia - Critical Care Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA

This presentation will focus on a new technique that can proactively address transmission of pathogenic organisms in the OR. A review of the literature will confirm that bacterial pathogens are routinely transmitted in the operating room, and that transmission events are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. A summary of recent literature using technology to map the spread of S. aureus and ESKAPE pathogens will be discussed. Lastly, there will be recommendations for the future of perioperative infection control.


Approved for 1.5 continuing education hours provided by Saxe Healthcare Communications. Register now. 

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • 5:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner
  • 6:30-8 p.m. Presentation
  • Minneapolis Ballroom ABC
  • Hilton Minneapolis

Visit booth #615 at APIC 2018 to learn more about the B. Braun family of products that are designed to help fight infection, including: 

SAXA Medical Solutions Anesthesia Disinfection Workstation System with the DOCit™ and HubScrub™ Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Devices 

This product is a system designed to reduce intraoperative bacterial contamination by improving intravascular device disinfection. The system is designed to reduce healthcare-associated infections. The DOCit scrubs and disinfects male luer tip connectors and needleless syringes after two 360-degree rotations within 10 seconds.1 HubScrub is for needleless connectors and offers a disinfecting cleaner with 70 percent IPA prior to needleless connector or stopcock access. Disinfection of the needleless connector occurs after two 360-degree rotations within 10 seconds.2  In addition, the Anesthesia Disinfection Workstation helps organize the workspace in OR. Learn More

The Introcan Safety® Family of PIV Catheters includes the Introcan Safety, Introcan Safety 3, and the new Deep Access IV Catheters. 

The Deep Access IV Catheters are designed to help reduce the risk of complications involving access to deeper veins. The Deep Access IV Catheters are made of polyurethane and are available in four longer-length configurations: 18GA x 2.5”, 20GA x 2.5”, 22GA x 2.5”, and 24GA x 1.25”. Learn More


STEADYCare™ extension set with the Wedge™ catheter stabilizer is designed to provide stabilization to in-dwelling PIV catheters and help reduce catheter-related complications. Learn More


Ster-ASSIST™ sterile peripheral IV catheter insertion kit supports the use of ultrasound-guided PIV insertions and encourages best practice by containing the components required to perform a safe, sterile technique. Learn More

CARESITE® Luer Access Device (LAD)

CARESITE® Luer Access Device (LAD) is designed for clear and easy access. CARESITE LAD allows visualization of flush. Its smooth surface is designed for easy cleaning. Its easy-grip barrel is designed to minimize slips and touch contamination. The open fluid path is designed to minimize areas where bacteria can collect. Learn More

RyMed InVision-Plus CS®  

RyMed InVision-Plus CS® is a needleless connector with Chlorhexidine plus Silver Ion Engineering. Learn More

Ultraport zer0

Ultraport zer0™ are luer-activated, high-flow stopcocks designed to eliminate dead space and reduce the chance of infection. Learn More


DOCit and HubScrub® are registered trademarks of SAXA Medical Solutions Inc. SAXA is the manufacturer and B. Braun Medical Inc. is a distributor of the Anesthesia Workstation, DOCit and HubScrub.

RyMed is the manufacturer of InVision-Plus and B. Braun Medical Inc. is a distributor of InVision-Plus.

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2017 APIC Tradeshow Summary

Education for Infection Control Professionals

B. Braun Medical Inc. is committed to sharing knowledge with infection control specialists that addresses the critical issue of reducing intravascular device contamination during surgery.

At the APIC 2017 conference, B. Braun offered a session on the mechanisms and efficacy of an innovative tool designed to reduce device contamination. The session was presented by Randy Loftus, MD, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology.

Improving Intravascular Device Disinfection in Today’s Operation Rooms: Clinical Implications, Methodology, and Fidelity Measurement

A review of the overall magnitude and implications of intravascular device contamination events, and a description of innovative technology for continually tracking device contamination in order to optimize provider compliance.


Learning Objective #1: To understand the importance of improving compliance with disinfection of intravascular devices in the operating room.

Learning Objective #2: To understand the mechanisms and efficacy of an innovative tool to reduce device contamination.

Learning Objective #3: To learn how to continually measure fidelity of interventions targeting improvement in device handling in order to optimize provider compliance.