Overview

 

Patented needlefree technology that provides a safe and effective microbial barrier for hemodialysis and apheresis applications.

The Tego needlefree connector allows for significantly less catheter hub manipulation and minimizes the risk of catheter contamination and catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). Reducing CRBSIs can reduce complications for your patients and costly scheduling disruptions for your clinic. 

Functional Attributes

  • Straight fluid path accommodates flow rates of greater than 600 mL/min.

  • Remains in place during the entire hemodialysis or apheresis treatment period.

  • Validated for continuous patient use for up to seven days.

  • Silicone seal remains closed when not activated, closing the fluid path and eliminating blood exposure.

Clinical Advantages

  • The Tego connector creates a mechanically and microbiologically closed system when attached to the hub of a catheter, eliminating open catheter hubs and lowering the chance of contamination and infection.

  • Tego's saline flush option allows you to reduce risks and costs associated with heparin use.

Tego | Needlefree Connector

How it works

Accessing the Fluid Path:

  1. When Tego is not being accessed, the silicone seal forms a safe, swabbable barrier to bacterial ingress.

  2. Attaching Tego to a dialysis blood line activates the straight internal fluid path and creates a mechanically and microbiologically closed system.

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Attach Tego to Patient's Catheter

  • Use aseptic technique to remove from package.
  • Attach male luer of Tego to dialysis catheter.

Attach Tego to Patient's Catheter

Swab the Tego Before Each Access

  • Swab the Tego thoroughly around the sides and top before each access

Swab the Tego Before Each Access

Access the Tego with Syringe or Blood Lines

  • Do not use needles to access the Tego.
  • Access of the Tego either through a syringe, blood line, or vacutainer should be straight on, not at an angle.
  • Do not overtighten your luers (syringes, blood lines) when connecting to the Tego.
  • Be sure not to continue to turn after you feel the luer stop.
  • When using a luer slip vacutainer, only insert half-way with a slight turn clockwise into the Tego and then turn clockwise to come out.

Access the Tego with Syringe or Blood Lines

Flush the Tego with Normal Saline

  • When giving the post 10 mL saline lock through the Tego, leave a minimal amount of fluid in the tip of the syringe, as not to bottom out the syringe and cause reflux or a rebound effect.
  • Be sure to grasp the base of the Tego and fully unthread your luers when disconnecting from the Tego.

Flush the Tego with Normal Saline

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