Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
Tue, 03/17/2009 - 11:19am
Navilyst Medical has added a 3-French diameter Vaxcel® PICC with Pressure Activated Safety Valve (PASV®) Technology to its growing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) product line. The 3F catheter significantly expands the application of PASV Technology, particularly in pediatric and elderly patient populations, two patient groups that tend to have increased risk of infection due to immature or weakened immune systems. Catheters with the company's proprietary PASV Valve Technology have been shown to reduce rates of catheter occlusions and catheter-related bloodstream infections.