Clear, needle-free safety, disinfection and ease of use
Needleless connectors offer a safe way to access IV lines without the use of a needle, which greatly reduces the risk of accidental needlestick injuries. B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) CARESITE® LAD is making access clear and easy for improved patient care.
Input from numerous clinicians provided the basis for the CARESITE design. The result is a device designed to help improve patient outcomes and clinician efficiency. CARESITE needleless connector with innovative positive displacement feature is designed to help reduce catheter occlusions while preventing healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries.
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.
Using the B.Braun CARESITE® LAD
|NDC / WSN Number||08021-4151-22|
|Product contains BPA||Contains BPA|
|Product contains DEHP||Not made with DEHP|
|Product contains Latex||Not made with Natural Rubber Latex|
|Product contains PVC||Not made with PVC|
|Total shelf life (accounting)||036|
|Units per Case||200|
|Product Dimensions per Case||11.417 x 7.480 x 8.661 inches|
|Product Shipping Weight per Case||2.216 lb|
|Type of Sterilizat.||Yes|