Tego

Tego®

Needlefree Connector

Designed to protect your patients’ catheters from contamination and increased risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections during hemodialysis and apheresis applications.

  • Closed system improves outcomes by helping reduce CRBSIs.
  • Saline flush can help reduce the use of heparin.
  • May help lower overall costs.

Overview

Tego

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.

How it works

Tego

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.