MicroClave Clear

MicroClave® Clear

Neutral Displacement Connector

The clear choice to help you visualize connector flushing and reduce the risk of bloodstream infections.

  • Effectively clears blood and blood residual with low flush volumes.1
  • Does not require a change in clinical practice or technique.
  • Saline flush option can eliminate the use of heparin.
  • Minimal blood reflux in the catheter tip.

Overview

The Clear Choice to Help You Visualize Connector Flushing And Reduce the Risk of Bloodstream Infection

Intravenous (IV) therapy is essential to patient care, but accessing your patient's bloodstream may increase the risk of infection.

The placement of an indwelling vascular access device may elevate a patient's risk for bloodstream infection by creating a portal for bacterial entry. As a result, the design of your needlefree intravenous (IV) connectors plays a substantial role in your ability to prevent bacterial ingress and lower the risk of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (HA-BSI).2

MicroClave's proven needlefree IV connector technology can be an important element in your efforts to minimize the risk of bloodstream infections.

MicroClave Clear combines proven Clave® technology with a clear housing to help you visualize connector flushing after blood draws or administration while providing an effective microbial barrier against bacteria transfer and contamination.3,4,5

Ideal for a wide range of clinical applications and patient populations, MicroClave Clear is the optimal facility-wide needlefree IV connector.

Clinically Preferred Design.  Infection Control Performance You Can Trust.

  • No Change in Clinical Practice or Technique

    By allowing a single protocol to be used with all patient populations, MicroClave minimizes clinical training and in-servicing, while maximizing patient safety.
  • Use On All Vascular Catheters

    MicroClave can be used on all peripheral, arterial, and central venous catheters for blood draws or administration of IV medications.
  • Visualize Connector Flushing

    The clear housing of the MicroClave allows for visualization of the internal fluid path upon flushing the connector.
  • Help Reduce Risk of Infection

    A mechanically and microbiologically closed system provides a safe and effective microbial barrier to help minimize infection risks.

How it Works

Design Patient-Ready Sets Exactly How You Need Them.

Make the most of our clinically preferred needlefree technology with made-to-order
custom IV sets with no long-term contracts or minimum order requirements.

TECHNICAL SPECS
Residual Volume: 0.04 mL
Flow Rate at Gravity: 165 mL / minute
Blood Compatibility: Yes
MRI Compatibility: Yes
High Pressure Compatibility: 10 mL / second
DRUGS
Alcohol: Yes
Lipids: Yes
Chlorhexidine: Yes
Chemotherapy: Yes
MicroClave Clear's saline flush option allows you to reduce risks, cost, and time associated with Heparin use.

References

  1. Breznock E M, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Sylvia C J, DVM, MS., BioSurg, Inc. The in vivo evaluation of the flushing efficiency of different designs of clear needlefree connectors, March 2011.
  2. Jarvis W., MD. Choosing the Best Design for Intravenous Needleless Connectors to Prevent Bloodstream Infections. Infection Control Today, August 2010
  3. Ryder M, RN, PhD. Bacterial transfer through needlefree connectors: Comparison of nine different devices. Poster presented at the Annual Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) conference 2007, Abstract 412.
  4. Moore C, RN, MBA, CIC. Maintained Low Rate of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections (CR-BSIs) After Discontinuation of a Luer Access Device (LAD) At an Academic Medical Center. Poster presented at the annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference 2010, Abstract 4-028.
  5. Evaluation of the Clave® technology and resistance to microbial ingress. Report of a study commissioned by ICU and conducted by Nelson Laboratories, 2008. M1-1212 rev. 03
  6. 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.
  7. JD Brown, HA Moss, TSJ Elliott. The potential for catheter microbial contamination from a needleless connector. J Hosp Infect. 1997.; 36:181-189.
  8. Ryder M, RN, PhD. Bacterial transfer through needlefree connectors: Comparison of nine different devices. Poster presented at the Annual Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) conference 2007.
  9. Guideline for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, Final Issue Review, May 17, 2010.
  10. Data on file at ICU Medical. Low Volume Flush Characteristics of Unique Needlefree Connectors M1-1223 Rev. 1.

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