The DualCap System™ was invented by two infusion nurses, Jim Mercer and Mike Howlett, who sought to develop a comprehensive, practical means to disinfect all IV catheter access points.
“Needle-free valves are a known source of contamination, but nobody was discussing the male luer connector. Use of a sterile end-cap does nothing to disinfect this end of the IV administration set, and we could not swab male luers due to the risk of introducing isopropyl alcohol into the IV tubing.”
Michael Howlett, RN, MS, CRNI
“Even great nurses aren’t perfect and their compliance with a “scrub the hub” protocol will fail on a busy patient, on a busy unit, on a busy day. The DualCap System™ provides a practical solution to properly disinfect needle-free valves, and helps great nurses maintain compliance—even on those shifts that are anything but compliant.”
Jim Mercer, RN, BSN
The DualCap System™
Light Blue DualCap IV Pole Strip™
For Needle-Free Valves
10 caps per strip, 4200 caps per case
Catalog Number: 500-LB
Dark Blue DualCap IV Pole Strip™
For Male Luer Connectors
5 caps per strip, 1050 per case
Catalog Number: 600-DB
Light Blue DualCap Solo™
Cap with Foil Lid For Needle-Free Valve,
Packed In Dispenser Box
4200 Per Case
Catalog Number: 001-300
Provides Rapid and Ongoing Protection at Both IV Catheter Access Points
In 30 seconds, the DualCap System™ disinfects the male luer connector and needle-free valve and provides a physical barrier to contamination for up to 7 days under normal conditions if not removed.7
Integrates an Exclusive, Safety-Feature Design for Male Luer Connectors
The only cap for male luer connectors that blocks 70% IPA from entering the patient’s bloodstream with a sealing cone that prevents it from entering the fluid path.8
Luer-tapered wall and full-threaded design ensure a secure fit on needle-free valves. Rod creates biasing force ensuring a tight seal against opening of the male luer connector.
Smooth and Easy to Handle
Smooth surfaces prevent caps from snagging and protect skin from irritation. Large grip surface enables easy handling and attachment to IV connectors.
Durable IV Pole Strip® Design
IV Pole Strips® are designed to withstand handling from the supply room to the bedside, supporting adherence and sterility efforts. Each cap is individually attached and sealed to help prevent accidental opening, disinfectant loss, or contamination.
Designed by infusion nurses, the DualCap System™ safely disinfects both IV tubing end connectors and needle-free valves, providing healthcare facilities with a cost-effective, integrated solution for IV disinfection and protection, and helping in the fight against IV catheter-related blood stream infections.