The open hub of a traditional stopcock is often a portal for bacterial entry. Contaminated stopcocks are associated with an increase in nosocomial infections and mortality rates.2 In less than 24 hours, 63% of stopcocks become infected.3
The port of the Clave Stopcock automatically closes with removal of the male luer without having to use caps to avoid leakage or contamination. This closed system helps reduce rates of microbial colonization in catheter hubs. During infusion through the main line, the directed flow of the Clave Stopcock continually flushes the side port which otherwise holds a maximum 0.02 mL of volume.
Residual Volume: 0.02 mL
Flow Rate through the Clave side port: 125 mL/min
Flow Rate through the Stopcock Fluid Channel: 350 mL/min
SC100: Clave 4-Way Stopcock with Rotating Luer
SC200: 2 Gang 4-Way Clave Stopcock Manifold with Rotating Luer
SC300: 3 Gang 4-Way Clave Stopcock Manifold with Rotating Luer