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2019 / Industrial And Life Science Design / Medical/Scientific Machinery / Student

Catheter Castings

  • Prizes
    Silver in Industrial and Life Science Design/Medical/Scientific Machinery
  • Lead Designer
    Cameron Piper
  • Design Team
    Cameron Piper
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

This project is a solution for preventing CLABSI infections in long term hospital care. A CVC (Central Venous Catheter) is a device used for continuous access to the vascular system that is accessed 4-10 times per day to administer injections and draw blood. The CLABSI infection is a major issue in hospitals that may prolong a patients stay, cause long term health issues, and potentially cause death. The Catheter Castings project is a solution that seals off the tube of the CVC with an affordable and replaceable wax casting in order to prevent foreign bacteria from entering the patient's body.

Photo Credit: Cameron Piper