Case Western Reserve University, $5,000
Catheter-related bloodstream infections affect 250,000 patients annually. CRBI’s increase healthcare costs with extended hospital stays and higher patient care costs. The current method of port cleaning is time consuming and most often protocol compliance is low. The sterile strip dispenser attaches to the injection port and is filled with sterilant bubbles. The strip is pulled across the port and bursts during scrubbing, saturating material on the strip for disinfection.