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.
Visually Inspect - 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
Clean - 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
Connect - 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
Grip - The ergonomic design is ideal for clinician handling and patient comfort, offering an easy-grip barrel designed to minimize slips and touch contamination.
|Not Made With DEHP
|Not Made With Natural Rubber
|Not Made With PVC
|Total Shelf Life (Months)
|Units per Case
|Dimensions per Case
|11.200 x 7.070 x 8.640 inches
|Shipping Weight per Case
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