Teleflex Introduces Arrow ErgoPack for Hemodialysis and Large Bore Central Venous Catheters


WAYNE, PA — Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) this week announced the release of the Arrow ErgoPack Complete Kits with Hemodialysis and Large Bore catheters in the United States. This update is intended to streamline insertion workflow for clinicians and provide more options to suit their needs. Clinicians can choose between Arrowg+ard Blue™ Hemodialysis or Large Bore lines in this expanded kit configuration, with a variety of French sizes, lumens, and lengths.

The Arrow ErgoPack Complete System expansion includes a variety of clinician-inspired updates:

  • The Arrow GlideWheel Advancer, which provides tactile feedback and finer control
  • Nitinol Guidewire, which is kink-resistant compared to stainless steel
  • Transducer Cover to support guidelines for ultrasound use
  • Pre-filled sterile saline syringes, one per catheter lumen
  • Extra ChloraPrep® Skin Prep in each kit
  • Option of 3M Tegaderm CHG I.V. Securement Dressing or 3M Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing with BioPatch® Protective Disk

“Max barrier kits like the Arrow ErgoPack Complete System provide clinicians with the necessary components they need for their Acute Hemodialysis and Large Bore insertions. The intuitive configuration is designed to optimize their workflow, while also meeting the recommendations of CDC, SHEA, INS, and OSHA guidelines.1-4 Coupling these benefits along with the protection from Arrowg+ard Blue Catheters helps clinicians fight against central line-associated bloodstream infections, protecting their patients and improving their procedures.” – said Lisa Kudlacz, President and General Manager, Vascular Access at Teleflex.

The Arrow ErgoPack Complete System’s unique combination of CVC insertion components is packaged in an ergonomic and efficient top down, left to right configuration, and helps central line inserters meet the recommendations of critical third-party independent guidelines for reducing CLABSI, including:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Category 1A & 1B recommendations1
  • Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Guidelines2
  • Infusion Nursing Society (INS) Standards of Practice3
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard4
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  1. O’Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, et al. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011 (Revised 2017). 2. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2017.
  2. Buetti, N., Marschall, J., Drees, M., Fakih, M., Hadaway, L., Maragakis, L., Mermel, L. (2022). Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute-care hospitals: 2022 Update. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 1-17. doi:10.1017/ice.2022.87.
  3. Gorski, Lisa A., et al. “Infusion therapy standards of practice.” Journal of Infusion Nursing, 44.1S (2021): S1-S224.
  4. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR). Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne pathogens. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Web site. Accessed on February 12, 2020.

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