3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors

3M™ Curos Disinfecting Port Protectors

3M™ Curos Disinfecting Port Protectors: The simple and effective cleaning devices to thoroughly disinfect and protect your needle-free device for up to seven days, helping minimise the risk of bacterial transfer.

Type: Curos Cap

Box Quantity: 30 per box

Vygon Code: VWJIM001-270RB

About Product

3MCuros Disinfecting Port Protectors

The Curos family now includes a range of disinfecting caps dedicated to reducing infections at all access points, protecting your patients and peace of mind.

What are 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors?

The Curos Disinfecting Cap is a unique disposable passive disinfection device, which protects a port for up to seven days and ensures the device is always clean, removing the need to actively disinfect, with an 87% decline in infection rates*.

How Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors?

Curos Disinfecting Caps work with a simple twist they can be easily attached to the end of an IV needle-free device to both disinfect AND protect.

The Benefits of Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors:

In a high pressure environment when time is of the essence, it is human behaviour to rush through essential steps. epic3 guidelines recommend scrubbing the hub for a minimum of 15 seconds, yet 54% of IV hubs are not cleaned for the recommended time. If decontamination is not performed correctly there is a risk of microbiological contamination when the port is accessed. And with 20% of healthcare associated infections related to catheter-related blood stream infections, Curos Disinfecting Caps are critical in reducing this, as well as saving clinical time and money!

Removes human factor and technique variation
– Once a Curos disinfecting cap is twisted into place it provides constant disinfection

Provides a physical barrier preventing contamination
– Between access for up to seven days

Saves time
– Provides fast passive disinfection, plus no drying time is required

Provides visual confirmation
– The bright colour helps carers confirm that a port is clean at a glance

UOI Units: Box

UOI: 270

Support Videos

Product Support

We can customise posters and patient information leaflets to reflect local practice and to ensure your policies and procedures are promoted in-line with best practice guidelines.

Our literature is also a valuable educational tool, including placement techniques, instructions for use and clinical references that support evidence-based practice in-line with Department of Health recommendations.

Supporting Documents Download:


A poster entitled ‘Passive Disinfection Port Protector: Effect on the Reduction of Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections

"The introduction of passive disinfection port protectors appears to be linked to a decreased rate in catheter BSIs (blood stream infections)"

Conclusions from the poster presented at WoCoVa 2018 - Reducing human factors in IV care by using passive disinfection caps

"Since the introduction of Curos disinfecting caps for passive disinfection in June 2017, there is now one disinfection method for all access of IV lines at SWFT"

ICU Clinical Lead Nurse

"Curos provides us with the ability to have consistent and reliable disinfection no matter who performs the function. It also gives us ability to actively manage the process in order to improve overall practice and compliance."

Contact Us


There are currently no related events to this product.

Related Products


There are currently no related news articles to this product.