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LIVE WEBINAR LINK (January 10, 2024):
(Link will only be active January 10
th. On-Demand webinar will be available after January 10th.)


Tuesdays: 10am – 11am CST & 2pm – 3pm CST

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Alright. Looks like we’re right at  3 o’clock Eastern. So I’m gonna go ahead and get us started. So that way, we make the most of these 15 min. To get this webinar going for our safety iv Catheters. And I’m actually going to turn it on over to Tim Caldwell, who is on the call, who is going to help lead and answer any questions that you may have about the safety. Iv. And Tim. I’ll leave it over to you.
Thanks so much, Max, and good afternoon. Everyone again. My name’s Tim Caldwell, long time nurse paramedic here, just try to help you guys get started with this new product line. What I wanted to do today was just to quickly cover the 3 different classes of products that you guys have, run through just a few tips and tricks with them and then open the floor up. If you guys have had a chance to use the product and would like to give feedback, or if you had questions or concerns at the tail end of this. So with all that said, Let’s go ahead and dive right in.
The first class of product that several of your sites have started would be the ClearSafe Comfort. And so when this product was developed, it was developed really to mimic the same insertion technique for a long time Smith Medical customers had used. So if you’ve used to protect or protect Iv plus line of catheters, this is gonna feel very, very familiar to you, you’re gonna use the same type of insertion technique. This is an active safety. So the slide type of safety. So as you advance, that needle will come back and become encapsulated.
The size on this is going to be 14 gauge to 24 gauge, same links that you’re used to. This has got the same type of PUR material that the Smith medical catheter has. So it’s gonna feel almost identical. In fact, many users when I put a Smith Medical device and the MedSource ClearSafe Comfort side by side, they can’t tell the difference. So just keep that in mind as you move through those product lines.
The second one is the TrueSafe Comfort. The TrueSafe Comfort is a spring activated safety. So it is a push button device for similar to the BD Autoguard. Also available in 24 gauge all the way down to 14 gauge this does use a triple faceted needles. It’s a very, very sharp needle.
It also has a proprietary PUR Material and the key thing about this PUR material is that it does soften with body heat very, very quickly, and so by doing that it will conform to those vessels that are difficult perhaps shaped and prevent a lot of the erosion and improve vessel health for long term access. These are ready for pressure. You can infuse blood fluids, anything that you’ve typically used, and all your IV Catheters you can do with these as well. This class of product has a lot more different links than that of the ClearSafe product. We do have some that are longer for those that are using ultrasounds all the way up to the 1.88 inch in the eighteen’s and twenties. So for those of you guys that are utilizing sono sites, etc., you should have good success with these.
A few things to think about for securement. You can use any type of securement device that you’re utilizing. So whether it be Stat log chevron’s tape techoderm that will roll over. And you can utilize that with both these classes of products as well.
The last one that we wanna touch on is the NanoCath. This is also the spring push, button retraction device. But the key thing on this product line is is that it’s available in the 24 gauge, and also 26 gauge.
This was originally developed for the NICU market for those micro premies sub 2 or 3 pound babies where the 24 gauge just was not small enough for peripheral access. So this isn’t available in 26 Gage with a point 5.6 length, and also point 0.75 and then also a short 24 gauge. It’s the same type of try fasted needle. So very, very sharp needle. The same type of material as well.
You will notice that the hub has a little bit more of a flat bottom on it, and that’s to prevent tissue erosion from taping and securing this device. This is not rated for pressure. The highest pressure that you can get in this would be 300 PSI. However, you can transfuse blood products in this, so you can infuse blood products up to 5 to 6 a minute and then saline. Your typical run rate would be 10 ml. A minute for the 26 gauge.
What we have seen with this type of device is that it’s it’s moved out from the make You pick you space we’ve seen it into hematology and oncology wards for patients that are difficult to access. We’ve seen it supplemental to patients that may require a secondary access. So maybe they’re getting an infusion through a port, but they need secondary access for rescue. This is also a great alternative for them as well.
So with these 3 classes of devices, obviously 3 different styles, or 2 different styles, with 3 different classes. So what we really wanted you guys to understand is that same technique that you’ve been utilizing with BD and with Smith and ICU. Now, you can also roll that over to this type of product line as well. We wanted to keep that muscle memory intact. So as you use these products, you just tweaking your technique just a little bit.
So with that being said, we’ve got about 7 min left. I wanted to open it up to questions and feedback.
Hopefully, this is not the first time that you’ve seen this product, but if it is, please feel free. There’s no such thing as too many questions so fire away.
Yep and just to reiterate with Tim. If you do have any questions or have any comments, please feel free to use the chat function or the QA Button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.
And then we will also have office hours this week, and I believe throughout the rest of the month. So as you move through this transition, if something pops up, you’ve got a question and concern, or just a comment, please feel free if I’m not there, maybe myself, Michelle Schwebel or one of the other PremierPro folks that can help you out and I’ll add to that these products have been out on the market now for about 8 or 9 years really good success rate. So we look forward to hearing your feedback as well.
Like I said, any questions concerns, please let us know.
Alright, and I don’t see any questions or comments coming through. But just to just to mention as well your team who is helping implement, these products will have links so that you can access these on demand webinars at any time in case you want to refer back to all the great information that Tim put out there for you. And then we also have our online course, which has a plethora of resources and documents that you can use as you start to use these in your facility.
So I don’t see any questions or or comments coming through, so we can go ahead and give you back some time in your day. But thank you. Everyone for taking the time out of your day to come. Join us on this webinar, and, as always, if you have any questions, feel free to use those office hour times that we have on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or reach out to your Premier pro representative.
And thank you again.
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