WAYNE, PA — Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) recently announced it was awarded two group purchasing agreements with Premier, Inc. Effective July 1st, 2023, the new agreements allow Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Teleflex’s Central Venous and Arterial Vascular Access products. Premier has awarded Teleflex a national agreement for Hemodynamic Monitoring Products and Accessories, a national agreement for Central Venous Access, a Sole Source for AscenDrive Central Venous Access, and a Sole Source for SURPASS Central Venous Access.
“Teleflex strives to deliver vascular access products that are designed to benefit both clinicians and patients, while helping to protect against vascular access related complications like infection and thrombosis,” said Lisa Kudlacz, President and General Manager, Teleflex Vascular. “As the market leader in both Central Venous Catheters and Arterial Access Catheters1, we are pleased to continue to support Premier members with these products.”
Teleflex, through its Arrow® CVC products, has been innovating for more than four decades to help healthcare providers optimize patient outcomes, minimize the risk of central line-associated infections (CLABSI), and efficiently streamline insertion procedures2-5. The group purchasing agreements include access to Arrowg+ard Blue Plus® CVCs and Arrow® ErgoPack® Complete Systems.
Antimicrobial Arrowg+ard Blue Plus® CVCs are the only broad-spectrum antimicrobial CVCs that protect against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi, and demonstrate a 67-100% reduction in CLABSI2-5. Combined with antimicrobial Arrowg+ard Blue Plus® CVCs, Arrow® ErgoPack® Complete Systems are designed to help make it easy to:
- Standardize vascular access across a system
- Maintain a high standard of patient care
- Control costs and risks from infections6
Arrow® ErgoPack® Complete Systems are designed to help clinicians comply with third-party guideline recommendations7–10, including:
- CDC Category 1A &1B Recommendations
- SHEA Guidelines
- INS Standards of Practice
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 4,400 U.S. hospitals and 250,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.
- IQVIA Data. Data based on 2022 Q4 Total Acute CVC market unit share for Teleflex. 2022.
- Rupp ME, Lisco SJ, Lipsett PA, et al. Effect of a Second-Generation Venous Catheter Impregnated with Chlorhexidine and Silver Sulfadiazine of Central Catheter-Related Infections. Ann Intern Medicine. 2005; 143: 570-80. Sponsored by Arrow (Teleflex).
- Lorente L, Lecuona M, Jimenez A, et al. Chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine-impregnated venous catheters save costs. American Journal of Infection Control. 2014; 42: 321-4.
- Lorente L, Lecuona M, Jimenez A, et al. Cost/benefit analysis of chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine-impregnated venous catheters for femoral access. American Journal of Infection Control. 2014; 42: 1130-2.
- Lorente, L, et al. Chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine-impregnated venous catheters are efficient even at subclavian sites without tracheostomy. American journal of infection control. 2016; 44(12): 1526-29. Zimlichman, E, et al.
- Abouleish, YZ, Oldfield EC, Marik PE. Comparison of central-line–associated bloodstream infections between central venous catheters lined by combined chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine versus silver ionotrophes alone: A before–after–before retrospective study. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (2020): 1-3.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gorski, Lisa A., et al. “Infusion therapy standards of practice.” Journal of Infusion Nursing, 44.1S (2021): S1-S224.
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR). Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne pathogens. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Web site. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030. Accessed on February 12, 2020.