Medical implement cleaning device

  • US 8,834,650 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2013
  • Issued: 09/16/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for cleaning a site of a luer activated valve (LAV), the system comprising:

  • a strip of material; and

    a plurality of cleaning devices attached to the strip of material, each of the plurality of cleaning devices comprising;

    a cap that is selectively removable from the strip of material, the cap having an inner cavity, the inner cavity being sealed when the cleaning device is attached to the strip of material and configured to be unsealed upon removal of the cleaning device from the strip of material, the inner cavity for receiving a site of the LAV;

    one or more protrusions extending inwardly from the inner cavity, the one or more protrusions to engage corresponding protrusions on the site of the LAV to maintain the cap on the site of the LAV after the site of the LAV is received into the inner cavity of the cap;

    a cleaning agent that occupies at least some of the inner cavity, the cleaning agent being formulated to clean the site of the LAV as the inner cavity of the cap receives the site of the medical implement and when the cap is maintained on the site of the LAV; and

    at least one aperture to the inner cavity when the site of the LAV is received into the inner cavity of the cap.

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