CareFusion was a global medical technology corporation serving the health care industry. The company specialized in two areas: reducing medication errors and prevention of health care-associated infections. The company manufactured health care technologies including Alaris IV pumps, Pyxis automated dispensing and patient identification systems; AirLife, AVEA and LTV series of ventilators and respiratory products; ChloraPrep skin prep products; MedMined services for infection surveillance; V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer surgical instruments and a line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employed approximately 15,000 people worldwide. On October 5, 2014, BD announced its acquisition of CareFusion for $58 USD per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions. The acquisition was completed on March 17, 2015. CareFusion completed its spin-off from Cardinal Health on August 31, 2009. Businesses that were part of the Clinical and Medical Products segment of Cardinal Health were spun off to create CareFusion. CareFusion began publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 1, 2009, with former CEO David Schlotterbeck.