Intended for U.S. healthcare professionals only.
Optimizing confidence with convenience.
Clinical components to fit all imaging modalities, and your specific needs.
We help to enhance your imaging workflow with a comprehensive array of products engineered to work across all modalities – all from a single source. Our products are designed for ease of use, to help improve workflow efficiency. By reducing preparation time and helping to reduce certain risks to your patients, they help you optimize confidence in what matters most: patient care.
Optimizing confidence with value. Products intelligently and purposefully integrated to enhance workflow efficiency.
READY TO USE. HELPING REDUCE CERTAIN RISKS.
Each year in the United States about 1 in every 20 patients has an infection related to their hospital care.1
These 2,000,000 estimated Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs),1 from sources both beyond and including contrast media injections, cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $30,550,000,000 each calendar year,2 and could cause 38,400,000 additional days of patient care. That’s over 105,205 years of care that could be prevented.3
An estimated 99,000 deaths per year are also caused by HAIs in the United States.4 HAIs are responsible for more deaths per year than breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents.5
Ultraject™ prefilled syringes can help reduce the risk of infection. A 2007 CDC guidelines document states, “Whenever possible, use of single-dose vials is preferred over multiple dose vials, especially when medications will be administered to multiple patients.”6
However, even if you adhere to USP <797> standards, the lack of antimicrobial preservatives in single-dose vials still represents significant potential for infection through cross-contamination.7
With the most ready-to-use packaging, Ultraject™ prefilled syringes may help reduce the risk of infection from filling empty syringes. Ultraject™ prefilled syringes may contribute to your institution’s overall ability to meet the high level of accountability required by The Joint Commission and OSHA.8,9
A clinical investigation on automatic MDCT injectors with prefilled syringes published in the American Journal of Roentgenology states, “Use of prefilled disposable contrast syringes for CT injection may reduce the risk of microbiologic contamination by avoiding filling and refilling of syringes and also can streamline workflow with regard to setting up CT injection tubes.” 10
QUALITY PRODUCTS. HIGH STANDARDS.
At Guerbet, our goal is to be your comprehensive imaging partner. That’s why we’re committed to the highest quality standards for our products.
For us, quality is…
- Knowledge of how medical staff and equipment should work together, to make effective, safe patient care less labor intensive.
- Innovation that enhances your workflow, through a comprehensive array of products designed to work across all modalities.
- Focus that brings all of these solutions together, to provide you the efficiency of a single source.
- Personal involvement throughout the process, from design through delivery.
- Commitment to delivering quality products – for you and your patients.
PROCESS SIMPLIFIED. EFFICIENCY AMPLIFIED.
Where imaging injections are concerned, simple is better. Ultraject™ prefilled syringes reduce the steps needed for syringe preparation and labeling.11 These single-use syringes help you save time preparing and managing inventory, and help reduce the potential for waste. They also may help reduce certain patient risks. All of these qualities make Ultraject™ prefilled syringes simply a better choice.
1. National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination (2012). Accessed August 8, 2012, from www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/infection.html.
2. The Cost of Infection. Accessed August 9, 2012, from www.hospitalinfection.org/cost_of_infection.shtml.
3. Statistical Brief #94. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) (2011). Accessed on August 9, 2012, from www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb94.jsp.
4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Accessed August 9, 2012, from www.ahrq.gov/qual/hais.htm.
5. Unnecessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections (2008). Accessed August 9, 2012, from www.hospitalinfection.org/ridbooklet.pdf.
6. 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007). Accessed August 9, 2012, from www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/isolation/Isolation2007.pdf.
7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2012). Accessed August 9, 2012, from www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-12-35.pdf.
8. Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 2012.
9. Jarvis WR, Schlosser J, Chinn RY, Tweeten S, Jackson M. National prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in inpatients at US health care facilities, 2006. Available at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed September 20, 2012.
Taken from: http://www.optimizingconfidence.com/products/prefilled-syringes/.
10. Buerke B, Puesken M, Mellmann A, Seifarth H, Heindel W, Wessling J. Microbiologic contamination and time efficiency of use of automatic MDCT injectors with prefilled syringes: results of a clinical investigation. AJR. 2010; 194:299-303. Terrace, IL; The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 2006.
11. 2008 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook. Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 2008.