IV Consumables for the NICU and PICU

Specialty infusion technology for your most delicate patients.

Help minimize the risk of infection for your tiniest patients

When it comes to caring for your most precious patients, every detail matters. That’s why we have developed a full line of IV therapy products designed to meet the special needs of your most delicate patients.

Clave IV Connector Technology

Help minimize infection risks with manifolds and stopcocks that incorporate clinically-differentiated Clave connector technology

Specialized NICU/PICU IV Sets

Save time while helping reduce the risk of infection with closed IV medication sets for syringe pump delivery

SuperCath®5 26G Safety IV Catheter

Help deliver safe and effective care with the smallest-gauge straight IV catheter, helping you access small, difficult vessels

Special Patients Require Specialized Technology

Help minimize infection risks for your most delicate patients with clinically-differentiated Clave technology

Intravenous therapy is essential to patient care, but accessing your patient’s bloodstream may increase the risk of infection. Clinically-differentiated Clave needlefree IV connector technology can be an important element in your efforts to help minimize the risk of bloodstream infections.

ICU Medicals Silicone Seal Diagram

Clave Needlefree Infection Control Technology

  • Help Reduce Risk of CRBSIs

    Creates a mechanically closed system prohibiting microbial ingress to help minimize infection risks.

  • Minimize Flush Volumes

    Minimal residual of only 0.02 mL allows for lower flush volumes which may help you maintain appropriate patient fluid balance.6

  • Visualize Connector Flushing

    The clear housing of the MicroClave connector allows for visualization of the internal fluid path upon flushing the connector.

  • Minimize Patient Discomfort

    The small size and weight of the NanoClave connector make it the perfect solution for your most delicate patients.

Clave connector helps minimize entry points for bacteria and maximize the effectiveness of each flush

In a peer reviewed study comparing 20 different needlefree IV connectors researchers reported ICU Medical’s connectors featuring Clave technology were “shown to have a significantly lower bacterial transfer rate than any of the other connectors tested.”1

Bacterial transfer rate comparison of needlefree connectors

ICU Medicals Bacterial Transfer diagram

Warning: Clave connectors may be incompatible with some male-luer connectors including prefilled glass syringes. To avoid damage to the Clave or syringes or male luers which may result in delays of medication administration and possible serious adverse events, users should confirm mating luers or syringes have an internal diameter range of 0.062” to 0.110”. Check the internal diameter of the male-luer connector of the mating syringe prior to using it to access the Clave. Products outside of these dimensional tolerances should not be used.

The following are trademarks of their respective owners: Q-Syte (Becton, Dickinson and Company);  MaxPlus, SmartSite®, and MaxZero (CareFusion 303, INC.); ULTRASITE, InVision, and CARESITE, (B. Braun Medical Inc.); TKO-6 (Nexus Medical, LLC); Q2® (Quest Medical, Inc.); Lily (LILY Medical Corporation); CLEARLINK and ONE-LINK (Baxter International Inc.); Bionector (Vygon Corporation); Kendall (KPR U.S., LLC); SafeTouch (Nipro Corporation); Planecta (JMS CO, LTD)

Efficiently clear the connector with low flush volumes

ICU Medical’s Clave technology outperforms BD MaxPlus and Baxter Clearlink connectors as determined by the total flush volume needed to clear the connectors of residual blood elements.6

ICU Medicals Flush Volumes diagram

NanoClave Manifolds and Stopcocks

Optimize fluid delivery with needlefree manifolds and stopcocks while helping protect against CRBSIs

Accessing your patient’s IV line through the hub of an open stopcock or manifold may increase the risk of bacterial contamination. Using manifolds and stopcocks with Clave needlefree IV connector technology can help efforts to minimize infection risks by maintaining a closed system and minimizing the risk of contamination.4

These access ports are ideal for anesthesiology, oncology, and critical care, where simultaneous fluid delivery is critical.

Specialized NICU/PICU IV Sets

Save time and money while helping reduce infection risks with customizable, closed IV medication sets

Manipulating traditional syringe pump tubing may increase the risk of medication errors and bacterial contamination.
Traditional, open-ended syringe pump administration sets require the manipulation of tubing, connectors, and flush devices, which adds to nursing setup time and may contribute to an increased risk of bloodstream infections and medication errors.8

Using ICU Medical’s closed IV medication sets during administration can help your efforts to minimize infection risks and improve medication safety.8
By incorporating Clave technology with dual one-way valve security, these fully customizable sets eliminate the need to connect and disconnect flush devices after medication delivery and remain completely closed throughout the entire drug delivery process.

Deliver medication and flush the line without ever opening the system

Enhance the safety of medication delivery

Safely and easily deliver medication through a specialized one-way valve designed to stop the backflow of medication into the flush line and help reduce drug mixing.

Efficiently flush the line

Using the same syringe, simply draw a volume of flush solution through the integrated one-way valve and continue to flush the line.

Clave Neutron Connector

Advanced Needlefree Anti-Reflux Technology

Maintaining catheter patency and minimizing occlusions can be important steps in your efforts to enhance patient safety and reduce costs. Clave Neutron connector combines clinically differentiated  Clave infection control technology with a proprietary bi-directional silicone valve designed to prevent blood reflux and help minimize occlusions. 

Clave Neutron connector is designed to help maintain catheter patency and prevent fluid displacement resulting from the four known causes of fluid displacement associated with needlefree connectors:

  • Connection or disconnection of a luer
  • Syringe plunger compression
  • Patient vascular pressure changes (ie, coughing or sneezing)
  • IV solution container run-dry, which may cause multiple forms of reflux into a catheter

After trialing the Clave Neutron connector, one pediatric oncology unit noted a 74.3% reduction in complete catheter occlusions and maintained a 32.1% reduction after full implementation.9

SuperCath® 5 – 26G Safety IV Catheter

Safety peripheral IV catheter technology designed to help access small, difficult vessels

Designed to optimize vessel entry in your most delicate patients, the SuperCath 5 is the first and only 26G straight safety catheter. This unique needle size and integrated needle notch helps you improve first-stick proficiency and avoid multiple insertion attempts by maximizing the speed and likelihood of flash visualization while accessing small, difficult vessels.

Helping deliver safe and effective care while complying with clinical recommendations

Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice recommendation: “Always select the smallest gauge peripheral catheter that will accommodate the prescribed therapy and patient need.”11

Optimize Supply Chain

Optimize the supply of your essential IV consumables

Standardizing on ICU Medical IV consumables gives you best-in-class Clave technology and access to our full portfolio of components to optimize your supply chain across dedicated and non-dedicated sets as well as the broadest offering of off-the-shelf IV sets tailored to a range of clinical needs.

Reduce SKUs with procedure-ready sets designed to meet your specific needs

Avoid ordering multiple components, maximize shelf space, and reduce packaging waste by choosing from our broad portfolio of procedure-ready sets

  • Tubing Options

    Choose from multiple colors, large and small bore, and specified set lengths for distinct clinical applications.

  • Multiple Configurations

    In addition to Clave connectors, choose rotating, fixed, or slip luer connections, clamp type and placement, drip chambers, 0.2 and 1.2 micron integrated filters, and more.

  • Color-coded Components

    Choose from multiple color-coded component options like connector rings, IV tubing, and clamps to help reinforce your facilities’ line-identification initiatives.

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References

SuperCath is a registered trademark of MediKit Co., Ltd.

 

  1. Ryder, M., DeLancey-Pulcini, E., Parker, A., & James, G. (2023). Bacterial transfer and biofilm formation in needleless connectors in a clinically simulated in vitro catheter model. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 1-9. doi:10.1017/ice.2023.60

  2. JD Brown, HA Moss, TSJ Elliott. The potential for catheter microbial contamination from a needleless connector. J Hosp Infect. 1997.; 36:181-189.

  3. Yebenes J, Delgado M, Sauca G, Serra-Prat M, Solsona M, Almirall J, et al. Efficacy of three different valve systems of needlefree closed connectors in avoiding access of microorganisms to endovascular catheters after incorrect handling. Crit Care Med 2008;36: 2558–2561.

  4. Bouza E, Munoz P, Lopez-Rodriguez J, et al. A needleless closed system device (Clave) protects from intravascular catheter tip and hub colonization: a prospective randomized study.

    J Hosp Infect. 2003; 54:279-287.

  5. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, 2011 (Updated Recommendations July 2017)

  6. Breznock EM, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Sylvia CJ, DVM, MS, BioSurg, Inc. The in vivo evaluation of the flushing efficiency of different designs of clear needlefree connectors, March 2011.

  7. Data on file at ICU Medical. Low Volume Flush Characteristics of Unique Needlefree Connectors, M1-1223 Rev. 1.

  8. Tanner J. Developing a Closed, Intravenous Medication System for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Neonatal Intensive Care Journal, July 2012.

  9. Observational In-Vivo Evaluation of the Neutron Needlefree Catheter Patency Device and Its Effects on Catheter Occlusions in a Home Care Setting, 2011.

  10. Dayna Holt, MSN, RN, CRNI, CPN, VA-BC, Stephanie Lawrence, RN, BSN. The Influence of a Novel Needleless Valve on Central Venous Catheter Occlusions in Pediatric Patients. Journal of the Association For Vascular Access, Dec. 2015.

  11. Infusion Nurses Society. Infusion nursing standards of practice. J Infus Nurs. 2021, 8th Edition.