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A system by which resource information relating to an insertable medical device, such as an intravascular catheter, can be identified by its source so as to be accessed by a practitioner, caregiver, or patient, is disclosed. In particular, a resource information key is included at a predetermined key location on or proximate to the medical device, wherein the key indicates the source of the resource information. In one example embodiment, therefore, an insertable medical device for establishing intravascular access to a patient, such as a peripherally inserted central catheter (“PICC”), is disclosed and comprises: an internal portion configured for intravascular insertion into the patient, and a portion external to the patient. The exterior portion of the PICC includes a resource information key that is positioned at a predetermined key location. The resource information key indicates a website where a user can acquire the resource information relating to the medical device.

Title
Resource information key for an insertable medical device
Application Number
11/937302
Publication Number
9642986 (B2)
Application Date
November 8, 2007
Publication Date
May 9, 2017
Inventor
Jim C Beasley
Galveston
TX, US
Agent
Rutan & Tucker
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
G06Q 50/22
A61M 25/02
A61M 25/00
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