Profend® Nasal Decolonization Kit

SKU # X12048

10% Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) Nasal Swabsticks used to proactively defend your patients against infections related to S. aureus.


Swabstick Kit

SKU # X12048

Packaging: 4/48

Dimensions: 2 3/16" x 7/8" x 3 7/8" (Kit)

  • Each kit contains 4 pre-saturated swabsticks.
  • Unique snap and swab design.
  • 0.75 mL Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) per swabstick.
AORN Guideline on Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis

Profend® Nasal Decolonization Kit meets the new recommendations for nasal decolonization as per the AORN Guideline on Preoperative Patient Skin Antisepsis. Learn more.

CDC Strategy for Nasal Decolonization

Profend® Nasal Decolonization Kit meets nasal decolonization core strategy to prevent infections in high-risk surgeries, critical care and central IV catheter patients. Click here to learn more about the CDC Strategy for Nasal Decolonization.

Quick Treatment Time
  • Total treatment time: 60 seconds
  • 15 seconds per swabstick (4 swabsticks)
  • Up to 2.5x faster than other PVP-Iodine products
Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Utilizes a broad-spectrum antiseptic rather than an antibiotic, such as mupirocin, to support antimicrobial stewardship goals
  • Kills 99.7% of S. aureus at 1 hour3
  • 10% Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I)
Easy Application
  • Each kit contains 4 pre-saturated swabsticks
  • Neat, dry-handle design for limited mess
  • Small nasal swab for patient comfort
  • Easy to use snap and swab design
  • Self-contained, pre-saturated and ready to go
Ideal for
  • S. aureus-colonized patients in the surgical unit, ICU, and other areas of the hospital
  • Applied to patient by clinical staff for assured compliance
User preference
  • Preferred by >90% of clinicians over other Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) nasal antiseptic products4
  • 100% of clinicians felt that patients would also prefer Profend over PVP-I nasal antiseptic products4
  • How is the Profend™ Nasal Decolonization Kit used?

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    The Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit swabsticks are designed to be applied to the circumference of the patient nostril and anterior nares. Two swabsticks are applied to the nostril for 15 seconds per swabstick. Thus, using 4 swabsticks, total treatment time is 60 seconds.

  • What is the Profend™ Nasal Decolonization Kit?

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    The Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit is a pack of four swabsticks that are pre-saturated with 10% (w/w) Povidone-Iodine antiseptic solution and are applied to the nostrils/anterior nares of the nose to proactively defend patients against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other bacteria that can cause Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) and other healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

  • When is the Profend™ Nasal Decolonization Kit used?

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    The Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit can be used on patients who have tested positive for S. aureus and/or MRSA. As an alternative to a “test and treat” strategy, the ease and speed of application and economical design make Profend suitable for universal decolonization of all patients, saving time and money spent on patient testing. Regardless of decolonization strategy, Profend has proven efficacy—in a study of healthy volunteers, the Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit reduced S. aureus by 99.7% at 1 hour and 99.9%* at 12 hours post-application.With this in mind, for pre-operative use, clinicians may choose to apply the product to the patient 1-2 hours prior to surgery depending on hospital protocol.

    SOURCE: PDI in vivo Study 0113-CTEVO.

  • Where is the Profend™ Nasal Decolonization Kit used?

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    The Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit can be used anywhere in a healthcare facility where there are patients who may be nasally colonized with S. aureus or MRSA and therefore have an elevated risk of developing an SSI or other HAIs.

  • Who uses the Profend® Nasal Decolonization Kit?

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    Perioperative nurses who care for patients prior to surgery and nursing staff in other areas of the hospital,ie. ICU, are the primary users of the Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit. Profend offers unique features valued by clinicians – a preference study showed that over 90% of nurses preferred Profend over other PVP-I nasal antiseptic products.

    SOURCE: PDI user acceptance study.

  • Why is the Profend™ Nasal Decolonization Kit used?

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    Up to 30 percent of adults are nasally colonized with S. aureus and/or MRSA. S. aureus and MRSA account for over 30% of SSIs. Nasal colonization with these bacteria increases the patient risk of developing an SSI by 9 times. To help reduce this risk, Povidone-Iodine is used as it is a broad spectrum antiseptic that has been proven effective in reducing both S. aureus and MRSA. It offers an added advantage over the widely-used nasal antibiotic, mupirocin, in that there is no known bacterial resistance to it, thereby supporting antibiotic stewardship within the healthcare environment.

  • Some PDI products state "store at room temperature." What is the definition of room temperature?

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    For our EPA-regulated products, such as Sani-Cloth® and Sani-Prime™ brand products, room temperature is defined as an average temperature of 25◦ C (77◦ F) and within a temperature range of 15◦ C to 30◦ C (59◦ F to 86◦ F). For our FDA-regulated products, such as Prevantics® brand products, “controlled room temperature” indicates a temperature maintained thermostatically that encompasses the usual customary working environment of 20◦ C to 25◦ C (68◦ F to 77◦ F). SOURCE: USP 41-NF 36 General Notices and Requirements (August 1, 2013 First Supplements) Section 10.30.50. “Room Temperature” indicates the temperature prevailing in a working area. Section 10.30.60. Controlled Room Temperature

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    • Efficacy Claims
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  • What is a Master Label?

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3PDI in vivo Study 0113-CTEVO.
4PDI user acceptance study.