Neonates face an increased risk for both dehydration and fluid overload, resulting from low renal capacity for urine concentration or dilution.2,3 As a result, clinicians must carefully calculate and monitor neonatal fluid and electrolyte requirements.
Reducing the volume of flush solution required to clear an IV connector of blood components may help clinicians in these efforts to maintain appropriate patient fluid balance.
Combines a straight fluid path and a residual volume of only 0.02 mL with a clear housing that permits visualization of the fluid path to confirm the connector has been completely flushed.
Includes the same split-septum, straight internal fluid path technology used in ICU Medical's complete portfolio of needlefree vascular access devices, which has been clinically-proven to provide an effective microbial barrier against bacteria transfer and contamination.4,5
As determined by the total flush volume needed to clear the connectors of blood elements. In addition, the flush volume to clear the NanoClave had a much narrower range of variability across flush volume increments.
All of the NanoClave low-profile neutral displacement connectors were blood free after 3.5 mL of flush volume.
By contrast, all of the CareFusion MaxPlus® Clear devices tested showed residual blood after 10 mL of saline flush, as did three out of the five B. Braun CARESITE® connectors