Arrow® ErgoPack® System


Arrow® ErgoPack® System featuring ArrowEVOLUTION PICC with Chlorag+ard® Technology

Arrow® ErgoPack® System featuring Pressure Injectable ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS® CVC

Discover a vascular access insertion system that:

  • Provides defense against known sources of bloodstream infection1-7
  • Reduces procedure time8
  • Allows for more efficient insertions8

The complete vascular access insertion system for infection protection

With the reality of mandatory public reporting of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and value-based purchasing looming, now is the time to choose a vascular access system designed to prevent infections and their associated expenses.


The Arrow® ErgoPack® System, when combined with the ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS® or Chlorag+ard® Antimicrobial Catheter Technology, provides defense against all 5 sources of bloodstream infection to help your institution attain and sustain the goal of zero CLABSIs.1-7

The Arrow® ErgoPack® System combines proven tools for central line insertion that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Infusion Nurses Society. The Arrow® ErgoPack® System includes a 21-step checklist for the insertion team to document that they followed the recommendations of each group.

The Arrow® ErgoPack® System is a human factors research–based vascular access insertion system designed to:

  • Provide defense against known sources of bloodstream infection1-7
  • Help your institution attain and sustain the goal of zero CLABSIs
  • Reduces procedure time8
  • Allows for more efficient insertions8

An ergonomically designed kit

  • Components organized by sequential insertion steps for easy access and procedural efficiency and standardization
  • Easily accessible checklist and instructions available for reference before opening sterile package
  • Improved labeling for quick and accurate on-the-shelf product identification

The Arrow® ErgoPack® System reduces procedure time8

With its ergonomic design and more compact size, the ErgoPack® System is easy to store, and its components are easy to identify during a procedure. The ErgoPack® System features:

  • Non-overlapping instrument layout for increased accessibility
  • SharpsAway® II Locking Disposal Cup
  • HemoHopper® Fluid Receptacle

References:

  1. Mermel LA, McCormick RD, Springman SR, Maki DG. The pathogenesis and epidemiology of catheter-related infection with pulmonary artery Swan-Ganz catheters: a prospective study utilizing molecular subtyping. Am J Med. 1991;91(suppl 3B):197S-205S.
  2. Raad II, Hohn DC, Gilbreath BJ, et al. Prevention of central venous catheter-related infections by using maximal sterile barrier precautions during insertion. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1994;15:231-238.
  3. O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, et al; and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections, 2011. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/BSI/BSI-guidelines-2011.html. Accessed April 26, 2011.
  4. Fey PD, Matthews KI, Peterson DK, Iwen PC, Hinrichs SH, Rupp ME. Inhibitory effect of explanted chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine impregnated central venous catheters on Staphylococcus epidermidis. Presented at: 40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; September 19, 2000; Toronto, ON, Canada.
  5. Safdar N, Maki DG. The pathogenesis of catheter-related bloodstream infection with noncuffed short-term central venous catheters. Intensive Care Med. 2004;30:62-67.
  6. Maki DG, Stolz SM, Wheeler S, Mermel LA. Prevention of central venous catheter–related bloodstream infection by use of an antiseptic-impregnated catheter. A randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 1997;127:257-266.
  7. Rupp ME, Lisco SJ, Lipsett PA, et al. Effect of a second-generation venous catheter impregnated with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine on central catheter–related infections. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143:570-580.
  8. Data on file, Teleflex Incorporated.
Teleflex, Arrow, Arrowg+ard Blue PLUS, Chlorag+ard, ErgoPack, HemoHopper and SharpsAway are trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. LA MC-001250