Industry leading needlefree technology designed to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and needle sticks while improving both healthcare worker and patient safety.
The Clave®'s mechanically and microbiologically engineered closed system helps protect the patient's catheter from contamination that can otherwise lead to bloodstream infections.
The Clave® features a unique passive technology that cannot accept a needle, ensuring compliance with needlefree policies. The Clave® can be used on all peripheral, arterial, and central venous catheters for the administration of IV fluids or medications, and can be used with blood products. No additional components or adapters are required to access the device, and no end caps are required for sterility. Featuring a dedicated internal fluid path, at no time does the internal fluid path come into contact with the exterior or outer housing of the Clave®.
|HOW IT WORKS|
Unique features of the Clave® that may help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination:
Accessing the Fluid Path
|011-C1000||Non-DEHP CLAVE® Connector, swabable I.V. connector, flow rate 185 mL/min, deadspace 0.06 mL, back pressure +75 psig, functional activations 600 and latex free. 100/case|
|011-C2000||CLAVE® Connector extension set with female luer slip and removable slide clamp. Internal diameter 1.2 mm. Length 7" (17.7 cm). 50/case|
|011-C2002||CLAVE® Connector extension set with male luer lock and removable slide clamp. Priming volume 0.3 mL. Internal diameter 1.2 mm. Length 7" (17.7 cm). 50/case|
|011-C2005-2||Bifuse kink resistant extension set with two (2) fixed CLAVE® Connectors with luer lock, and slide clamp. Internal diameter 2.3 mm. Total length 8" (20.3 cm). 50/case|
|011-C2202||Bifuse extension set, 2 fixed CLAVE® Connectors with luer lock and 2 removable slide clamps. Internal diameter 1.2 mm. Priming volume 0.3 mL. Total length 5" (12.7 cm). 50/case|
|011-C4231||CLAVE® Connector extension set with spin male rotating luer and slide clamp. Option Lock-Spin Luer Lock. Internal diameter 1.2 mm. Length 7" (17.7 cm). 50/case|
|011-CT1103||CLAVE® T-Connector extension set with removable slide clamp and male luer lock. Priming volume 0.36 mL. Length 5" (12.7 cm). 50/case|
|011-CU-1296||Trifuse extension set, 3 fixed CLAVE® Connectors with a male luer lock connector and 4 slide clamps. Length 7" (18 cm) Internal diameter 1.2 mm. Priming volume 0.7 mL. 50/case|
|011-CU-1362||Trifuse extension set with three (3) fixed CLAVE® Connectors with male luer lock and 4 Roberts’s clamps. Internal diameter 2.3 mm. Priming volume 1.2 mL. Total length 7" (17.7 cm). 50/case|
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All technical information obtained from the manufacturer’s website and technical sheets.
|Residual Volume||0.06 mL|
|Flow Rate at Gravity||185 mL /minute|
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Disinfect to Protect
Administer or Aspirate
Flush After Each Use
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can needles be used with CLAVE®?
CLAVE® is the only system that is totally incompatible with the use of needles and caps. It’s a better system since it succeeds in reducing the risk of accidental inoculation by preventing the use of needles. The CLAVE® can only be activated with a male luer, NEVER with a needle.
What happens if I use a needle with CLAVE®?
The needle will pierce the silicone seal and a leak will occur.
What if this situation occurs?
The only solution is to change the CLAVE®.
Can we use the CLAVE®with all Luer connectors?
Yes, provided that the connectors are ISO luer Lock or ISO luer Slip (99% of the connectors on the market are of this type). It connects to all female luer connectors (lines, catheters, valves, extensions, etc.).
There is a space between the VALOX body and the Silicone seal. Isn't this a source of contamination?
This space provides for compression of the silicone seal. This space NEVER comes into contact with the flow or the patient's vascular system. Only the inside of the male luer touches the outside of the spike.
When should I change the CLAVE®?
The CLAVE® should be changed according to each institution's protocols. In bacteriological studies, the CLAVE® has been shown to stay sealed for up to 7 days in arterial as well as venous lines. The CLAVE® has shown to maintain its seal for 144 activations in 144 hours.
Can I use a cap with the CLAVE®?
The CLAVE® does not require caps. In addition, a cap can rupture the polycarbonate spike. The silicone seal withstands more than 3000 mmHg of pressure and acts as a bacterial barrier (after being disinfected). The CLAVE® is impermeable to air and water and a cap can keep it open.
What can I use to clean the CLAVE®?
The CLAVE® has been proven to be totally compatible with povidone-iodine, isopropyl alcohol, Betadine, and chlorhexidine.
Do we need to flush the CLAVE® after an extraction or an infusion?
Always follow the hospital's protocol. It is highly recommended that the CLAVE® be flushed after an infusion or an extraction.
Is the CLAVE® effectively flushed after a blood infusion?
Flushing with saline solution after the extraction or infusion of blood is highly effective in the CLAVE®.
CLAVE® Needle-Free Connector & I.V. System