All of the latest studies conclude that arterial lines are a significant source of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI).1,2,3 Current market research trends indicate an increased awareness that arterial catheter infection rates are similar to central venous catheter infection rates. Thus, a call to treat arterial line insertions like a central line insertions have prompted the market to move from sets to all-inclusive, evidence-based, best practice kits. This trend is supported by several publications, as well as the 2011 CDC guidelines for the use of (maximal) barrier precautions for arterial catheter placement. Additionally, devices with sharps safety features are essential to helping prevent accidental needlestick injury. ARROW® Arterial Kits make it easy by providing ChloraPrep® Preoperative Skin Preparation, a fenestrated drape, and sharps safety features in one comprehensive kit.
Infection prevention begins at insertion
The design of the Standard Seldinger Technique components minimize infection while providing increased access options. Features such as flexible suture wings and the hydrophilic coating help increase positive outcomes.
A milestone in arterial catheterization by offering the first integrated design. Enables quick and easy insertions with high success rates. Reduced risk of contamination and blood contact.
Combines the ease of use of a peripheral I.V. with the advantages of an integrated Seldinger device. The QuickFlash® System allows for a rapid identification of blood return with arterial puncture.
ARROW® Arterial Products are designed to reduce procedural time and increase the success rate of arterial access. ARROW® Arterial Products also offer the only passive sharps safety arterial catheters with integral spring-wire guide design.