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NovaCath

Safety, stability, satisfaction. On every single start.

A new paradigm in IV catheter design, functionality and performance.
NovaCath™ Integrated IV Catheter System is the only IV catheter system that uniquely integrates:

  • Advanced Catheter Stabilization
  • Closed System Blood Control
  • Next-Generation Tubing Management
  • Passive Safety Technology

Integrated Safety IV Catheter System

Pre-assembled, closed system integrates the catheter, stabilization technology, passive needle encapsulation, high-pressure extension tubing and multi-use flow control clamp.

Designed to minimize occupational exposure to blood while improving patient outcomes and standardizing clinical care.

Advanced Catheter Stabilization™

Unique built-in stabilization features provide 360° of advanced stabilization on every single IV start. During insertion, the stabilization system remains folded out of the way until the needle is safely encapsulated.

After insertion, the stabilization system is designed to preserve catheter integrity by minimizing catheter movement and reducing catheter dislodgement.

Closed System Blood Control

Minimizes occupational exposure to blood to the lowest feasible extent.
Integrated extension set and multi-use flow control clamp eliminate the need for manual occlusion and provide complete blood control at the time of insertion and throughout the dwell time of the catheter.

Next-Generation Tubing Management

Unique internal 180° fluid path turn eliminates external “J-Loop” and enables a low profile design. Soft, ergonomic catheter hub supports high conformity to a variety of different insertion sites and patient populations.

Designed to improve patient comfort and reduce overall IV complications including dislodgement, infiltration, phlebitis, and occlusion.

Passive Safety Technology

Passive safety technology delivers robust needle point protection and full needle encapsulation, eliminating occupational exposure to blood from the needle cannula. Full needle encapsulation minimizes risk of blood splatter or leakage.

Passive Protection: Minimizing Blood Exposure “to the Lowest Feasible Extent”

Closed System Blood Control

  • OSHA’s Guideline: “eliminate occupational exposure or reduce it to the lowest feasible extent” OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(i))
  • 1 out of every 2 nurses experience blood leakage on 50% of IV insertions (Survey of 104 traditional IV users; Richardson et al., Nursing Management, 2011)
  • 46% of nurses experience blood exposure to their skin, eyes, nose or mouth at least once a month while inserting an IV catheter (Survey of 379 nurses who place IV catheters; Jagger at al., Nursing 2011)

Solution: NovaCath integrates high pressure tubing & multi-use flow control clamp providing blood control during insertion & throughout dwell time of catheter

Passive Protection Technology

  • Leading industry groups and government agencies have stated a preference for use of integrated passive safety features (www.cdc.gov/sharpssafety/pdf/workbookcomplete.pdf)
  • 32% of needlestick injuries to nurses occurred when the safety-engineered sharp device they were using was not activated (Black, Parker & Jagger, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2012)
  • Passive safety engineered devices are most effective for needlestick injury prevention (Tosini, et al., Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2010)

Solution: Passive safety technology and full needle encapsulation

Built-in Compliance with IV Catheter Stabilization Recommendations

Advanced Catheter Stabilization™

  • Inadequate IV catheter stabilization is a root cause of IV catheter complications: ~40% of peripheral IV catheters develop complications and require a “re-start” with another catheter before treatment is complete (Rickard et al., The Lancet, 2012)
  • Despite CDC, OSHA and INS recommendations, only 6.2% of vascular access catheters currently utilize a mechanical stabilization device (iDATA Market research report, 2011)
  • Manufactured catheter stabilization devices can reduce the incidence of IV catheter complications by 67% and unscheduled IV catheter re-starts by 76% (Schears et al., Journal of Infusion Nursing, 2005)

Solution: NovaCath is the only short PIVC to integrate 360° of stabilization On Every Single Start

Next Generation Tubing Management

  • Unique internal 180° fluid path turn eliminates external “J-Loop” and creates a low profile design.
  • No j-loop or bulky add-on stabilization devices provides the ability to move more naturally
  • A growing need to minimize the movement and potential kinking of IV tubing has generated a recent proliferation of manufactured “Tubing Management” devices

Professional Society and Governmental Guidance on IV Catheter Stabilization

  • OSHA: “Careful and thorough catheter securement is essential since ineffective securement may result in catheter dislodgment. Appropriate products and effective work practices are essential to provide increased catheter stability.” (OSHA Fact Sheet: Securing Medical Catheters, 2004)
  • CDC: Encourages use of a “catheter securement device to reduce the risk of infection for intravascular catheters.” (CDC Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011)
  • INS: “Vascular access device stabilization shall be used to preserve the integrity of the access device, minimize catheter movement at the hub, and prevent loss of access.” (Infusion Nurses Society, Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, Journal of Infusion Nursing, 2011)

Setting New Standards in Clinical Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction

Designed to Improve Patient Comfort

  • Patient satisfaction now partly determines hospitals’ reimbursement. Patient satisfaction will determine 30 percent of the incentive payments, while improved clinical outcomes will decide 70 percent (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010)
  • Most hospital patient satisfaction surveys include at least one question about patients’ experience with IV therapy (e.g., R. Wolosin, Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey, 2003)
  • Insertion of a PIVC is the most common medically invasive procedure performed in the hospital and is known to lead to stress and anxiety (e.g., Anderson et al., Journal of Infusion Nursing, 2010)

Solution: NovaCath is the only PIVC designed specifically with patient comfort in mind

Designed to Improve Clinical Efficiency

  • Completely new, all-in-one design integrates multiple product innovations into a single, comprehensive solution: Reduce IV catheter insertion time by 33% to 50% (Data on file)
  • Closed system blood control eliminates blood leakage and the need for manual occlusion: Reduce supply costs by up to .30/insertion and labor cost by up to $2.66/insertion (Data on file)
  • Reduces process steps and eliminates clinical variability in IV catheter insertion: Drives standardization with best clinical practice

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