Why You Should Use Prefilled Flush Syringes At Your Facility

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When your nursing staff uses a convenient entry point for injecting individual medication doses directly into a patient’s IV tubing, you understand the risk of the medication becoming trapped in the luer lock access area. When a patient is relying on your staff to provide the proper amount of medicine, whether it is for fighting infection or dealing with pain, you need to know that they actually get their full dosage, every time. To deal with this problem, medical facilities around the world are turning to pre filled flush syringes.

These prefilled flush syringes comes in two common varieties: filled with a 0.9% Sodium Chloride solution for everyday use, or filled with Heparin to combat the blood clots that frequently occur during bed rest situations. All your nursing staff will need to do is determine which solution is required in this instance, and screw the luer lock into place before injecting the flush through your patient’s IV tubing.

Since your staff does not need to access vials to prepare their own flushes, using prefilled flush syringes saves time and prevents needlestick injuries. Prefilled syringes are individually packaged and easy to store at nursing stations throughout your healthcare facility and convenient for homecare use.

With the addition of the SwabCap, a luer access point disinfection cap, using prefilled flush syringes has never been safer for your company. Simply screw the SwabCap® into place on the luer access to initiate the decontamination process from the included 70% mixture of alcohol. Then unscrew the cap and discard it. Using one of these caps on the prefilled flush syringe and on the luer access location will insure that a clean, sanitary transfer of flush medication happens every time.

Since the prefilled syringe is disposable, you can leave these items in a patient’s room to use at the next medication distribution. If tampering is suspected, simply dispose of the syringe and use a fresh one at any time. Since there are no needles and no direct contact with blood flow, the prefilled flush syringe need not be considered a bio-hazard upon disposal, freeing up your bio-hazard containers for use with actual sharps and other hazardous material.

With a healthy supply of prefilled flush syringes in your medical facility, your nurses will soon become accustomed to carrying these with them. Their regular use will cut down on the amount of sodium chloride and heparin that your facility goes through when preparing flush syringes, and will provide your staff with a safer, more reliable means of flushing IV lines.

IV Kit Usage Allows You To Save Time and Treat More Patients

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How often does one of your employees go to start an IV, only to end up leaving the room to fetch some forgotten item from the nursing station? Nurses who have to start IVs every day can forget the most common of items when they enter a room to treat a patient. From the alcohol prep pad to the transparent dressing, nurses lose precious minutes every day by searching to find these common items.

Having the WOLF-PAK® IV Start Kit in stock at your facility will save your business wasted time. These  IV kits come complete with everything that your nursing staff needs, all in one convenient package that can be opened at the patient’s bedside when it is time to start their IV. Those minutes that your nursessave by not having to double back for a latex-free tourniquet will begin to add up quickly, and productivity in the workplace will soon improve.

Our WOLF-PAK® IV Start Kits come in two varieties to meet your medical facility’s needs. The traditional kit features a pair of latex-free gloves, safe for every patient’s needs while inside your facility or in their homes. You won’t need to worry about patients with latex allergies with this kit. Upon opening, the materials are contained in their own soft tray, turning any workspace into a clean and appropriate area for IV starting.

After using the included latex-free tourniquet to tie off the area, the alcohol prep pad package is designed to be easy to open while wearing gloves. After the catheter is in place, your nursing staff can turn to the tray to locate their gauze sponges, transparent dressing, and transpore tape, enabling them to secure the freshly started IV as quickly as possible for the patient’s comfort. The PVP pad is at hand if necessary, and the dressing change label is right at your nurse’s fingertips for proper documentation of the procedure. The only thing your nurses need to remember with this IV Start Kit is to bring along their IV Catheter and IV Tubing for the job at hand.

Our second style of kit contains the same latex-free gloves and tourniquet, and is served in the same style of soft tray for easy use. However, instead of alcohol and PVP, this kit includes a ChloraPrep Frepp® applicator and insert. For those unfamiliar with ChloraPrep®, it has been proven to prevent the regrowth of bacteria at the application site for 48 hours. This kit finishes off with an Opsite® dressing to secure the IV, transpore tape, and dressing change label.

Between our two kits, your every need for IV Start Kits is taken care of. Providing these kits to your staff will help them to remember all of the necessary items when starting an IV, and make your patients more comfortable by having the catheter secured as quickly as possible. Getting an IV started should never  be uncomfortable and with Wolf Medical Supply IV Start Kits, your nurses and patients will never be left waiting.