SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2013) - Ivera Medical, creator of Curos® passive disinfection devices for needleless IV valves and male-luer connectors, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year, sole-source group purchasing contract with the Adventist Health System. The hospital system, which services more than 4 million patients annually with 44 campuses and 7,700 licensed beds, gains access to both Ivera's Curos disinfecting port protectors and Curos Tips disinfecting device for male-luer devices at specially negotiated pricing and terms.
Curos products employ passive disinfection to disinfect intravenous devices eliminating the technique variation found in manual procedures. With two disinfecting port protector options -- Curos Strips and individual Curos -- nurses can conveniently comply with valve disinfection protocols by simply peeling the foil seal from the distinctive green cap and twisting Curos onto the top of any luer-activated IV access port or needleless valve. Inside Curos, a 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) saturated sponge-like foam bathes the surface of the venous access device to provide consistent and reliable disinfection of the port surface in three minutes. Once in place, Curos maintains a clean port for up to seven days, if not removed.
Extending passive disinfection and protection to male-luer connectors, Curos Tips improve disinfection compliance with IV tubing connectors and needleless syringes by immersing the exterior of the male luer in alcohol. Curos Tips come in a convenient strip dispenser that places five disinfecting Tips in easy reach of clinicians at the point of care. The cap's highly visible bright green color allows auditors to monitor caregiver disinfection practice compliance at a glance.
"Ivera is pleased to receive this award from Adventist Health System, as we have shared success with many of their facilities previously. Ivera values patient safety by providing innovative solutions designed to address a common source of patient bloodstream infections and contaminated blood cultures and in doing so, reducing overall healthcare costs," said Bob Rogers, CEO of Ivera Medical.
About Ivera Medical
Ivera Medical Corporation, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce facility-acquired patient infections. Curos, manufactured in Carlsbad, CA, is the first disinfecting cap to be marketed in the U.S. and has received FDA's 510(k) market clearance. For more information about Curos and Ivera Medical, visit the website at www.curos.com
About the Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses in ten states and employs nearly 79,000 people. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits. Adventist Health System's flagship, Florida Hospital, is one of the largest healthcare providers in America and a national leader in cardiac care. Established in 1908, Florida Hospital now includes almost 2,200 beds on eight campuses.