PDI Healthcare has introduced Prevantics device swab strip, which provides effective central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) protection.


Designed to hang from an IV pole, Prevantics device swab strip features eight swabs per strip and a hang tab.

The product’s five second scrub and five second dry time will improve staff compliance and reduce the risk of infection transmission.

According to the company, the swab contains 3.15% (w/v) Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% (v/v) Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution to receive 5109(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use.

PDI Healthcare marketing vice president Chris Puricelli said: "As part of our continued effort to reduce preventable infections and improve patient outcomes, we strive to make it easy for our customers and their staff to do the right thing, every time.

"Not only does the new Prevantics Device Swab Strip have a significantly faster scrub and dry time than similar products, but it is also designed to always be within arms’ reach, ultimately improving staff compliance."

Image: PDI Healthcare’s Prevantics device swab strip. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / PDI Healthcare.