I currently work in a busy oncology unit and we have recently had an increase in CLABSIs. We are looking at possible ways to limit the amount of times we are accessing central lines. Right now with a typical blood draw there can easily be 4 or more access events (flush/waste, draw (possibly multiple syringes), flush, flush).
in a previous hispital I worked in we used double stopcocks which allowed a closed flush/waste/draw system and allowed for only one access event for the blood draw. After discussing with my clin spec she is very interested, but I can't seem to find an example of a double stopcock to show her what I'm talking about. Anyone use this type of system and can provide me a manufacturer/part number?