By: 20 June 2024
Swabsafe™ aids effective swab management

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The Swabsafe™ swab management system, developed by Central Medical Supplies (CMS), is a modern alternative to the swab rack.  Designed to aid accurate swab counting and make swab weighing easier, Swabsafe™ helps eliminate the risk posed to operating theatre staff by the unnecessary handling of contaminated swabs.

Swabsafe™ is produced entirely from recycled post-consumer plastic (rPET) and in an independent audit, its current production was deemed to be as sustainable as it can potentially be.  The audit was carried out as part of an AMCASH project, which is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative.

Swabsafe™ is safe, hygienic, easy to use and complies with Health and Safety requirements.  It is also the only swab management system that meets with the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) guidelines.

The transparent design of the  Swabsafe™ container allows clinicians to visually keep track of all the consumables used during an operation, while at the same time minimising the re-handling of healthcare waste.

Swabsafe™ containers come in three sizes – small, medium and large – and each is divided into five sections. The scrub practitioner can directly discard each dirty swab into an individual section.  Once all five sections are used, the swab-tie is added to the Swabsafe™ container and the lid is then secured.  When the lid is applied securely to a full container it traps air borne bacteria and eliminates evaporation from the swabs.  Mobile stands are also available, along with compatible electronic weighing scales.

For more information on Swabsafe™ contact Tracey Pavier-Grant, Sales & Marketing Director at Central Medical Supplies, on 01538 392 596, email or visit