CARESITE Positive Displacement Needleless Connector in the Peel Pouch Packaging
Positive displacement needleless connector with clear housing for aspiration, injection or gravity flow of fluid upon insertion of a male luer fitting. Not made with DEHP. Not made with natural rubber latex. Priming volume: 0.22 mL. Power injection rated to 400 psi and 15 mL/sec.
With a clear outer housing that allows visible flush confirmation, and an open fluid path that has no fluid entrapment areas. The outside housing of a needleless connector can be defined as opaque, clear or partially visible. Depending on the design this determines how much, if any, of the internal fluid path can be seen. A needleless connector with a clear outer housing allows the clinician to visually assess and confirm a proper flush has been performed. The ability to flush a needleless connector clear of blood and other infusates is vitally important.
- Clear housing allows for visible flush confirmation
- Open fluid path provides no fluid entrapment areas
It is imperative to disinfect all needleless connectors with an approved antiseptic and well defined protocol before each access. Nevertheless, it has been show that roughly 31% of nurses do not disinfect needleless connectors before using them (T. Karchmer Study, 2005 SHEA Conference). A flat, smooth access site top can help clinicians facilitate effective cleaning of needleless connectors.
- Smooth access surface is easy to clean and disinfect
- Refer to educational material (CS04) for full disinfection instructions of CARESITE LAD
- Best practices and proper aseptic technique is important when accessing any type of needleless connector
During connection a clinician's fingers can slip toward the female luer area (access site top), thus leading to touch contamination concerns of the syringe and access surface. Needleless connectors should provide a firm grip and help prevent fingers from slipping toward the access site. Minimal connection force allows for quicker and easier access.
- Force comparison chart shows the ease of connection compared to other common needleless connectors
The ergonomic design is ideal for clinician handling and patient comfort, offering an easy-grip barrel designed to minimize slips and touch contamination.
|BPA Information||Contains BPA|
|DEHP Information||Components Do Not Contain DEHP|
|Latex Information||Components Do Not Contain Natural Rubber|
|PVC Information||Components Do Not Contain PVC|
|Total Shelf Life (Months)||036|
|Units per Case||200|
|Dimensions per Case||11.024 x 7.087 x 8.661 inches|
|Shipping Weight per Case||2.216 lb|