With the Timestrip® IV Line Alert from Health Care Logistics attached to a patient’s wristband or dressing, hospital staff doesn’t have to wonder how long an IV line has been in place. The risk for hospital acquired infection drops and patient protection significantly improves.
With as many as 60% of blood infections caused by IV lines, it is crucial that hospitals have procedures in place to change them regularly. Because staff may not know when an IV line was fitted, current timekeeping methods can be inaccurate. Economical, single-use Timestrip® IV Line Alert guards against inadvertent retention of cannula in excess of 72 hours. They also prompt staff to take appropriate action in line with hospital infection protection procedures.
The colored liquid inside the Timestrip indicator gradually moves across the clear viewing window to the “3 DAYS” mark and gives an unmistakable indication of how long the cannula has been in use. Implementation of these easy-to-use timing strips offer proof a facility is taking a positive step toward patient protection and raises the hospital’s infection protection profile. This product provides a considerable cost savings by cutting infection rates, while improving patient satisfaction and confidence in performance.
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