ColorSafe IV Lines™ colored IV Infusion Lines Combat Medication Errors in Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities-- ColorSafe IV Lines™ Improve Patient Safety During IV Therapy

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ColorSafe IV Lines infusion sets will feature color-coded tubing / color-coded labeling for easy identification and verification by healthcare professionals of various intravenous medications with the goal of minimizing the risk of accidental drug administration errors. ColorSafe IV Lines™ help hospitals to improve safety in intravenous medication administration. In the United States Medication administration errors have been shown to be frequent and serious. ColorSafe IV Lines™ will decrease the growing number of tragic, yet avoidable medication mistakes.

ColorSafe IV Lines color-coded infusion sets.

The use of color-coded IV infusion lines for secondary medication just makes good sense and can significantly enhance patient safety in critical care units everywhere. We strongly believe in the ColorSafe concept and are proud to be the first medical device manufacturer to offer these important products.

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ColorSafe IV Lines™ And CODAN US Corporation has entered into a business partnership to manufacture color-coded IV infusion lines and offer them to healthcare facilities nationwide. ColorSafe IV Lines™ special IV infusion sets will feature color-coded tubing and labeling for easy identification and verification by healthcare professionals of various intravenous medications with the goal of minimizing the risk of accidental drug administration errors.

ColorSafe IV Lines™ is proud to be working with Codan-US. ColorSafe IV Lines will help to improve patient safety and reduce the number of tragic medical errors made through the intravenous route.

Across the USA all IV lines used in hospitals are clear and indistinguishable from each other. This makes it difficult to differentiate each line from the next, too often causing precious moments to be lost and mistakes to be made. Our patented product, intravenous safety line system Pat. No. US 651.456 will provide the solution to this problem. ColorSafe IV Lines™ provide a means to better organize medication administration, facilitate patient care, and most importantly decrease medication errors. Every facility that administers intravenous medications should utilize ColorSafe IV Lines™ since no one can have too many safety devices that help avert tragic yet avoidable medical tragedies.

ColorSafe IV Lines™ reduces hospital's risk and liability exposure to tragic, yet avoidable medical mistakes. Statistics show that over 1.5 million patients are injured every year because of medication errors. Over 50% of medication errors are made via the intravenous route. Utilizing our patented color tinted IV lines will make it easier for the nursing team to safely identify and administer multiple medications, reducing costly medical errors.

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"The use of color-coded IV infusion lines for secondary medication just makes good sense and can significantly enhance patient safety in critical care units everywhere. We strongly believe in the ColorSafe concept and are proud to be the first medical device manufacturer to offer these important products." Bernd Larsen, president of CODAN US Corporation.

"As a nurse of 20 years, I know the challenge of keeping multiple, clear IV lines apart during infusion." Gail Barton-Hay, Vice President and co-inventor of ColorSafe IV Lines.

"In combination with matching colored labels, the color-coded tubing will make it faster and easier for healthcare professionals to ensure that patients receive the correct type and dose of medication", Terri Barton Salinas, President and co-founder of ColorSafe IV Lines™.

By adding color tinted IV lines for the second, third or more IV lines, the task of distinguishing lines becomes simple, and expedites the procedure. The health care professional can easily trace the line from the patient to the IV bag with the use of a color tinted IV line. ColorSafe IV Lines™ standardizes the process of administering IV medications. By using ColorSafe IV Lines™, the potential for injecting medication into the wrong line, or hanging a bag onto the wrong line, is eliminated.

IV errors can often be fatal because, there are numerous IV drugs that are very high-risk drugs with deadly side effects if given inappropriately or in incorrect dosage. In addition speed is an issue, the medication goes directly into the bloodstream and is thus available for rapid effect on the body. This means there is a little margin for a mistake before a tragic adverse drug event occurs to the patient.

The ColorSafe IV infusion product line will initially feature color-coded tubing in five (5) standard colors - red, green, orange, blue and purple. The product line is scheduled to be available in the United States during the first quarter of 2010.

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THE MEDICAL NEWS Healthcare leaders vow to stop intravenous medication errors http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/12/16/44303.aspxASHP Guidelines on Preventing Medication Errors in Hospitals ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Medication Errors in HospitalsHigh-alert drugs: Strategies for safe I.V. infusions http://nursingworld.org/ce/journalASA Statement on the Labeling of Pharmaceuticals in Anesthesiology supporting American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM). International Standard D4774, Standard Specifications for User Applied Drug Labels in Anesthesiology.In a typical Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit post-transplant patient, it takes two nurses nearly fifteen minutes to untangle the lines on a patient coming from the surgery suite.Clear IV Intravenous Lines are indistinguishable from one another.Color Code Drug Doses L.A. County Kids Based on: American Academy of Pediatrics PEPP- 2006, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual 2006, Broselow %u2122 Pediatric Emergency Tape 2007 Edition BPhoto of Identical IV Lines in a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)Color-Coding of Intravenous Line Kits will help nurses to better identify which intravenous line is which; Every second wasted trying to identify which port is safe to slam a lifesaving medication is too long. Medication Errors: a Growing Problem? "Hospitals in the U.S. are stepping up measures to monitor high-alert medicines -- including sedatives, pain relievers, and treatments for diabetes and blood clots -- to reduce misuse. http://www.therubins.com/geninfo/errors.htmColorSafe IV infusion product line will initially feature color-coded tubing in five (5) standard colors red, green, orange, blue and purple. The product line is scheduled to be available in the United States during the first quarter of 2010.