Medical implement cleaning device

  • US 7,780,794 B2
  • Filed: 02/12/2007
  • Issued: 08/24/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cleaning device for a medical implement, the cleaning device comprising:

  • a cap having a first opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement a threaded ring connected to the cap at a periphery of the opening to the inner cavity, the threaded ring providing threading;

    a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, the compressible cleaning material at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent; and

    an additional opening in the cleaning device formed between an outside edge of the threaded ring and an inside edge of the inner cavity to allow evaporation of the cleaning agent from the inner cavity and to inhibit a vacuum in the cap when the first opening receives the site of the medical implement.

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