Together, We Can End Blood Culture Contamination

THE PROBLEM

Blood cultures remain the gold standard for diagnosing sepsis - the leading cause of death and readmission in US hospitals. Even with best practices, between 35-50% of blood culture tests are contaminated, resulting in false-positive diagnoses that place over one million lives at risk each year.

Current best practices are susceptible to:

Diagnosing Sepsis Human Factors

Human factors

Risk of contamination during assembly and preparation of supplies, and skin prep

Diagnosing Sepsis Skin Flora

Skin flora

You can disinfect but not sterilize the skin; up to 20% of skin flora remains viable in the keratin layer of the skin even after skin prep

Diagnosing Sepsis Skin Plugs

Skin plugs

 Skin plugs, when present, will always enter the culture specimen bottle and commonly will contain microorganisms

 We’ve found a solution.

INTRODUCING

STERIPATH

The only vein-to-bottle closed blood culture collection system that is clinically proven to virtually eliminate the preventable error of blood culture contamination and false-positive results for sepsis.

Preassembled & sterile:

eliminates touch-point contamination

Proprietary

Initial specimen diversion mechanism:

ensures effective diversion every time

Proprietary

Diversion specimen isolation chamber:

ensures contaminants are isolated from the blood culture specimen

Proprietary

User-controlled negative-pressure diversion:

enables necessary adjustments for “hard stick” patients with low venous pressure

Proprietary

Independent second sterile blood flow path:

allows only pure venous blood, without skin contaminants, to flow into culture bottles

Using Steripath, our customers have successfully:

Improved patient safety, care and experience

Driven antimicrobial stewardship compliance

Reduced hospital and system-wide costs

Maximized hospital reimbursement and incentives

Steripath is available in multiple configurations

Users can collect blood cultures through peripheral sticks and initial IV starts.  It is also compatible with standard blood collection tubes and culture bottles made by BD, bioMerieux and certain Thermo Scientific products.

21-gauge push button safety needle

21-gauge push button safety needle

23-gauge push button safety needle

23-gauge push button safety needle

Luer IV extension set

Luer IV extension set

Available Transfer Adapters
Available Transfer Adapters

Available Transfer Adapters

Steripath has been clinically proven to

sustain a blood culture contamination rate of 0.2%

and a reduction in false positives by 92%.

We’re with you every step of the way

OUR CLINICAL PARTNERSHIP INCLUDES: 

Pre-training and logistics
including implementation planning meetings and online training

Initial onsite implementation
including train-the-trainer programs, sharing best practices, demonstrations, coaching, and training certifications

Post-training resources
including ongoing online training, onsite education, and retention modules

Ongoing clinical support
including tracking, reporting, compliance programs, root cause analysis, and clinical reviews

We guarantee your results

With our proven technology, we guarantee you will achieve a sustained reduction in blood culture contamination of 50% or greater.

Optimize our partnership

For our most dedicated customers, our Blood Culture Integrity Partnership Program offers the greatest value and return.  Ask us how.