Designed to protect your patients’ catheters from contamination and increased risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections during hemodialysis and apheresis applications.
Patented needlefree technology that provides a safe and effective microbial barrier for hemodialysis and apheresis application. 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.
HOW IT WORKS
Accessing the Fluid Path:
|D1000||TEGO® connector is a mechanically and microbiologically closed connector for Hemodialysis catheter connections. Studies have demonstrated that the TEGO can remain in place for up to 7 days. Low dead space, internal fluid flow path, male and female luer connectors Flow rate: 600 mL/ min. 100/case.|
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All technical information obtained from manufacturer’s website and technical sheets.
|Dead Space||0.06 cc|
|Activation System||Mechanical valve|
|Maximum Flow||600 cc / min|
|Functional Activations||28 (4 per day for seven (7) days)|
|Fluid Displacement||Neutral (do not allow blood entry into the catheter during disconnection)|
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Attach Tego® to Patient's Catheter
Swab the Tego® Before Each Access
Swab the Tego® thoroughly around the sides and top before each access.
Access the Tego® with Syringe or Blood Lines
Flush the Tego® with Normal Saline
When giving the post 10 mL saline lock through the Tego®, leave a minimal amount of fluid in the tip of the syringe, as not to bottom out the syringe and cause reflux or a rebound effect.
Be sure to grasp the base of the Tego® and fully unthread your luers when disconnecting from the Tego®.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I clean TEGO®?
TEGO® cleaning should be performed using disinfectants determined by the individual protocol of each hospital. We recommend the use of isopropyl alcohol, if a given disinfection protocol has not been determined.
Do we need to flush the TEGO® after a hemodialysis procedure?
Always follow the hospital's protocol. It is recommended TEGO® be flushed with saline solution after each procedure.
Is TEGO® efficiently flushed after an infusion of blood?
Flushing with saline solution after the extraction or infusion of blood is highly effective in TEGO®.
Do I need to heparinize the lines after performing a hemodialysis through TEGO®?
If the hospital's protocol dictates it, the lines should be heparinized. However, there are reservations regarding the use of heparin and complications derived from this practice. TEGO® is a neutral displacement connector, which implies that there will be no entry of blood into the catheter once it is disconnected. According to its instructions for use, flushing with saline solution will be sufficient to keep the lines open and the catheter without occlusion.
Should I remove TEGO® after each procedure?
No, TEGO® can remain connected to the lines before, during and after hemodialysis. TEGO® should be changed every 7 days.
Does TEGO® allow enough flowrate?
Most hemodialysis machines operate with flowrates from 250 and 350 mL/min. TEGO® has been designed to maintain, without obstruction, a flowrate of 600 mL/min, and in laboratory tests, it has been proven to be capable of handling a flowrate of 650 mL/min.
TEGO® Needlefree Connector