Catheter Occlusions Negatively Affect Patient Care
Despite continued efforts by healthcare practitioners, occlusions in central line catheters (CVCs and PICCs) remain a significant issue that can result in:
Delays in critical patient care.
Increased risk of infection.
Increase in healthcare costs.
One important cause of catheter occlusion is blood reflux,1 or when blood backs up into the catheter.
Blood reflux can lead to an intraluminal thrombus, which may result in an ability to infuse IV fluids/medications.
An occluded catheter may lead to an inability to withdraw blood.
Avoid Delays in Critical Patient Care
Avoid Patient Discomfort and Pain
Avoid Unnecessary Costs
Help Reduce Risk of Infection
Some devices on the market, including positive pressure needlefree connectors, are limited in their ability to reduce reflux. Because of an innovative design that incorporates a bi-directional silicone valve that helps prevent reflux at all times, Neutron helps maintain catheter patency during times when traditional connectors have been shown to occlude most often.