Reply To: Curos caps

  • Patricia Conlon

    March 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    We use DualCap and remind that they need to be tightened routinely​

    Patricia Conlon, APRN, CNS
    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
    Rochester, MN
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-03-2021 11:55 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Curos caps

    We use DualCaps (I feel like it is the better product on the market with a great luer lock connection and really saturated with alcohol).


    No choking issues yet (have had almost 5 years) and up to the nurses discretion if he/she finds any in the patient bed, then all are removed



    Mary Lynn

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/3/2021 12:52:00 PM
    From: Kelly Horn
    Subject: Curos caps

    We have had really good CLABSI rates at our hospital for the past 4 years.  We went 495 days with no CLABSI last year and now have had 3 within 6 months.  Our adult hospital uses Curos caps.  We would like to know how many pediatric hospitals routinely use the Curos caps.  Are you concerned with them being a choking hazard?  Do you use on all ages?

    Thanks in advance,

    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health
    Temple, TX 76502