WILLIAMSTON, Mich., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation and global patient care, is launching its new smART™ Kit for radial arterial catheterization.
The kit positively impacts hospital arterial line placement protocols and budgets by decreasing procedure preparation time, eliminating wasted materials, and advancing innovation that may reduce infection risk. Stock trays often include components that are not used in a hospital's protocol while missing others that will be needed during each procedure. The alternative, assembling kits in-house, is time-consuming and may inadvertently introduce pathogens into the sterile field.
smARTer by design, the smART Kit includes everything a clinician needs for placing an arterial line:
- Exclusive adjustable armboard for quick wrist positioning replaces rolled towels and tape
- New dual-perforated fenestrated drape creates a maximal barrier while reducing the risk of accidentally disrupting the line
- Centurion radial arterial line with removable guidewire and DualFlash™ technology rapidly confirms flashback and helps avert transfixing the artery
- ClearShield™ sterile saline syringe included inside the kit prevents possible field contamination from the introduction of a non-sterile flush
- Centurion's patented SorbaView SHIELD® securement dressing secures the line and preserves the site
"Our most effective products are the direct result of collaboration with doctors and nurses, and the smART kit is a perfect example of that," says President and CEO Tom Archipley. "Over the past few years, during discussions with key customers, many mentioned kits for radial arterial lines. There were a handful of stock kits on the market, but very few had everything a clinician needed to prep the patient and place and secure the line, from start to finish. We listened to what they said and simply developed a smarter kit. It has everything the clinician needs to perform the procedure and is tailored to the hospital's protocol, which reduces infection risk, streamlines the process and eliminates wasted materials and money."
The smART Kit now joins Centurion's other vascular access solutions including its Vantex™ antimicrobial and Multi-Med™ central venous catheters.
Click here or call 800.248.4058 to discover more about smART Kit.
For more than 50 years, Centurion Medical Products has been known for designing and delivering innovative products that increase clinician efficiency and improve patient care. Compass® pressure sensor monitoring technologies, IRIG-8™ Wound Irrigation System, smART Kit™ for radial arterial catheter placement, SorbaView SHIELD® securement dressings, and DisImpactor® for fecal impaction are a few examples of the many Centurion products that streamline care and reduce costs.
The company provides comprehensive and consistent support to customers nationwide through clinical training and sustainability programs, high fill rates, and personalized kit design services. Centurion has more than 1,100 team members, is privately owned and headquartered in Williamston, Michigan.
For more information on Centurion Medical Products visit www.centurionmp.com.
Centurion Medical Products
Marketing & International Sales
Chris Schnee, Vice President
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