May 23, 2023 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced expanded customer availability of an all-in-one prefilled flush syringe with an integrated disinfection unit designed to reinforce compliance to infection prevention guidelines and simplify nursing workflow.
BD PosiFlush™ SafeScrub is a prefilled saline flush syringe that features an active disinfection unit built right into the tip cap of the syringe that is demonstrated via in vitro testing to significantly reduce microbial growth associated with CRBSIs.
By integrating the scrubbing device into the syringe unit, the device is designed to more easily enable compliance to “scrub the hub” guidelines and reduce touch contamination. This design simplifies steps and streamlines workflow for nurses, while providing a tool to help protect patients.
BD PosiFlush™ SafeScrub received clearance and was introduced to select customers in October 2022.
The innovation is part of the company’s vascular access management portfolio and further drives the BD “One-Stick Hospital Stay” vision by helping to reduce complications, including infections, and extend catheter dwell times through proper IV care and maintenance, which may result in improved clinical outcomes.