A bundle that protects against infection

Optimizing vascular access management can help prevent infections. To help staff adhere to standardized practices, they need the best tools. This is where sterile, pre-packed bundle sets come in – simplifying preparation and allowing professionals to focus on the procedure.

Infection prevention right at your fingertips

Pre-packed sets contain the sterilized instruments necessary for a medical procedure, such as for an IV catheterization. The instruments are chosen and packed to fit the corresponding and established best practice standards for that procedure. This helps staff to follow each step carefully. It also reduces errors and the possibilities for contamination, as every component in the bundle is sterilized.

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Bundle sets also help streamline manual work; staff no longer have to run around and gather tools for every IV catheterization, which is time consuming and distracts from following the standardized steps. Preparation is easier, straightforward and allows staff to concentrate on what’s most important – the patient. According to research, pre-packed sets require 5 minutes less worktime and reduce errors by 35%1.

In the fight against the spread of infection, WHO2 recommends a multimodal approach – a combination of good compliance with best standardized practices, training as well as modern and efficient tools. When working to prevent vascular access-associated infections, the sterile, pre-packed bundle sets complement this approach.

Frédérique Pasquier, Nurse in Intensive Care and Emergency, Centre Hospitalier de Sélestat, France
"Best standard practices make a huge difference. We know that. However, combined with pre-packed bundles set, we improve infection prevention even more. Of course, when nurses no longer have to handle multiple components with different packaging, they have less disinfection steps to deal with. But the pre-packed set also reinforces the knowledge or what steps to take, and when and how. This is especially helpful for new staff still mastering a vascular access procedure. "

Considering the stress and time pressure that medical staff are under, it’s good to have SOPs that help you keep on track. With a general checklist on hand that covers the steps to follow during a peripheral venous catheterization, staff can always double check they are following procedure. The adoption of standardized best practices reduce CLABSI rates by more than 50%2.

Download the "General checklist – Peripheral venous catheterization care procedure with single-use sterile tourniquet

Preventing CLABSI in vascular access procedures

There are many circumstances which make fighting infection a daily struggle. However, it doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. Infection is preventable! There are scientifically established procedures that are proven to reduce CLABSI rates by up to 70%3.

Medical care centers and hospitals can support staff by adopting outcome-oriented solutions. These combine sterile, easy-to-use, pre-packed MediSet® infusion sets with training and digital aids to support a high level of adherence to aseptic techniques and standardized protocols.

Let us work together with you to tailor solutions to your medical establishment, bringing your tactics for infection prevention to a new level of effectiveness and safety.

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1 Fenik et al. (2013) Prepackaged central line kits reduce procedural mistakes during central line insertion: a randomized controlled prospective trial. BMC Medical Education 13:60.
2 https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/publications/ipc-cc-mis.pdf
3 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318126083_Improving_central_line_maintenance_to_reduce_central_line-associated_bloodstream_infections