Healthcare industry leaders Centurion Medical Products and Medline Industries have entered into a sales agreement that leverages the performance excellence of Centurion’s SorbaView SHIELD Securement System catheter dressings with Medline’s kitting and distribution capabilities.

The alignment of both companies’ sales forces simplifies the process for U.S. customers to order SorbaView SHIELD in Medline sterile kits.

The SorbaView SHIELD combines the proven performance of Centurion’s patented SorbaView dressings with its proprietary SHIELD securement technology.

This results in one easy-to-apply product that stays in place to protect the site and reduce dressing disruptions while securing and stabilizing the catheter. SorbaView SHIELD is clinically proven to reduce unscheduled PIV restarts by up to 91 percent.

The demand for the SHIELD has been unprecedented. Many of the major hospital systems in the US already use Centurion’s patented SHIELD dressings to secure catheter sites.

To meet the rapidly growing demand and give customers more flexibility, Centurion is partnering with a select group of the top US kit packers to include the SHIELD in their sterile trays. Medline has been selected as the first of these partnerships.

Tom Archipley, CEO of Centurion Medical Products, commented, "We are extremely pleased with our agreement with Medline. Our partnership will allow a larger number of US hospitals to have access to the SHIELD in their kits. SorbaView SHIELD dramatically improves catheter site security and integrity resulting in fewer catheter complications and dressing disruptions."