Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters


Pressure Injectable PICCs

When developing ARROW® Products, our goal is to help make challenging procedures a little easier for you and a lot safer for both you and your patients. Our PICCs are no exception. The ARROW® PICCs is pressure-injectable, flexible and easy to use. Plus, it comes with five unique features that are specifically designed to help reduce complications and facilitate the procedure from pre-insertion setup to post-insertion maintenance. Packaged in our intuitive ARROW® ErgoPack® Maximal Barrier Tray, the ARROW® PICCs offers the following unique advantages.

Our PICCs have unique advantages to get you closer to zero.

Chlorag+ard® Antimicrobial and Antithrombogenic Technology

Chlorag+ard® Technology is a powerful chlorhexidine-based treatment that provides antimicrobial and antithrombogenic benefits. Chlorag+ard® Technology can be a tool to help your institution attain and sustain the goal of zero by offering protection beyond insertion for at least 30 days.

Protection Against the Causes of CLABSI


Chlorag+ard® Technology provides powerful, continuous protection for at least 30 days.

Chlorag+ard® Technology releases an initial burst of chlorhexidine immediately after insertion to protect the subcutaneous tract. Subsequently, Chlorag+ard® Technology continues to release chlorhexidine for at least 30 day.

Proven Protection Inside and Out

Chlorag+ard® Technology is proven effective against pathogens responsible for healthcare-associated infections.

PATHOGENS ASSOCIATED WITH HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS12

ORGANISM

PATHOGEN

CLABSI %

RANK

MORTALITY RATE %

Gram+

CoNs (coagulase negative)

34.1

1

0.7%20

Enterococcus species
- VRE

16.0

2

26%18
35%17

Staphylococcus aureus (coagulase positive)

9.9

4

13.5-16.2%19

Gram-

Klebsiella pneumoniae

4.9

5

38.9%15

Enterobacter species

3.9

6

21%14

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

3.1

7

30.6%19

Escherichia coli

2.7

8

11%15

Acinetobacter baurnannii

2.2

9

61.6%15

Fungi

Candida species

11.8

3

38%15

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Now, ARROW® PICCs can come pre-loaded with the ARROW® VPS® Stylet already in place. Our unique Vascular Positioning System® employs Doppler ultrasound and intravascular ECG along with advanced algorithms to guide you as the catheter tip advances through the vasculature. So when you achieve a steady Blue Bullseye symbol on the display, you’ll be sure you’ve arrived at the optimal location—the lower 1/3 of the SVC-CAJ. An innovation so remarkable, it achieves a greater than 98% success rate on first placement attempt when a steady Blue Bullseye is illuminated.6

Learn more about the ARROW® VPS®.

References:

  1. O'Grady et al. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011. The Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsi-guidelines-2011.pdf. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  2. http://www.arrowintl.com/documents/pdf/literature/2008-0114.pdf
  3. Maki et al. Prevention of Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection With an Antiseptic-Impregnated Catheter: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, August 15, 1997, Vol. 127, Issue 4, pp. 257–266.
  4. Rupp et al. Effect of a Second-Generation Venous Catheter Impregnated With Chlorhexidine and Silver Sulfadiazine on Central Catheter-Related Infections: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 143, No. 8, October 18, 2005, pp. 570–581.
  5. Hidron AI et al. "Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Associated With Healthcare-Associated Infections: Annual Summary of Data Reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006-2007." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2008 Vol 29, No. 11: 996-1011
  6. Data on File

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