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Technical Brief

Design and Preliminary Testing of Novel Injection Port Contamination Barrier Devices

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David B. Wax

Department of Anesthesiology,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
1 Gustave L. Levy Place,
New York, NY 10029
e-mail: david.wax@mssm.edu

Bryan Hill

Department of Anesthesiology,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
New York, NY 10029

1Corresponding author.

Manuscript received August 11, 2016; final manuscript received December 26, 2016; published online June 27, 2017. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 11(3), 034503 (Jun 27, 2017) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1303; doi: 10.1115/1.4036026 History: Received August 11, 2016; Revised December 26, 2016

Prior studies have linked microbial contamination of intravenous (IV) ports and stopcocks with postoperative infections. Existing technologies to address contamination are not consistently utilized because of the time and effort they require. Herein, novel barrier devices were created that form a protective shell to passively prevent contact between injection sites and practitioner hands or environmental surfaces while still allowing rapid connection of a syringe for injection of medications via an opening in the shell. Prototypes were tested using a grossly contaminated environment and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-bioluminescence assay. For eight pairs of unshielded versus shielded IV ports/stopcocks, average contamination was 4102 versus 35 RLU (p < 0.02), respectively, indicating that the devices could significantly reduce IV port/stopcock contamination.

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Handheld passive device to prevent injection port contamination by utilizing a protective shell that allows entry of syringes but shields the port from contact with contaminated hands or surfaces. An intravenous tubing injection port is placed recessed inside the shell, held in place by retaining walls, with its afferent and efferent tubing limbs threaded through slots in the shell.

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Handheld passive device to prevent injection port contamination by utilizing a protective shell that allows entry of syringes but shields the port from contact with contaminated hands or surfaces. A sterile female Luer connector recessed inside the shell is contiguous with a male Luer connector below the shell that connects to a standard stopcock.

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