MicroClave® is a needlefree device with neutral displacement straight fluid path design, split-septum and minimal dead space that will help protect your patients and clinical staff by providing a safe and effective microbial barrier.
The design of your needlefree intravenous (I.V.) connector plays a substantial role in your ability to limit hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (HA-BSI). The neutral displacement straight fluid path design, split-septum and minimal dead space of the MicroClave® work together to help minimize blood reflux into the tip of the catheter upon connection or disconnection of the luer. Not only does MicroClave® provide enhanced patient safety through innovative technology, but it has also been proven to provide an effective microbial barrier against bacteria transfer and contamination.
The MicroClave® 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. Because it is a neutral displacement device, MicroClave® does not require a change in clinical practice or technique and may help you address recent concerns raised by the FDA regarding the safety of positive displacement connectors.
|HOW IT WORKS|
Unique features of the MicroClave® that may help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination:
Accessing the Fluid Path
|011-C3300||MicroClave® Neutral Displacement I.V. Connector, swabable seal surface, flow rate 165 mL/min, dead space 0.04 mL, backpressure +45 psig. DEHP and latex free. 100/case|
|011-C3300Ag||MicroClave® Antimicrobial, Silver Ion impregnated Neutral Displacement I.V. Connector swabable seal surface, flow rate 165 mL/min, dead space 0.04 mL, backpressure +45 psig. DEHP and latex free. 100/case|
|011-C3301||7" (18 cm) Non-DEHP Smallbore Extension Set w/ MicroClave®, Clamp, and Luer Slip. 50/case|
|011-C3302||7" (18 cm) Non-DEHP Smallbore Extension Set w/MicroClave®, Clamp, Rotating Luer. 50/case|
|011-C3319||6" (15 cm) Smallbore Extension Set w/ MicroClave® Connector, Removable Slide Clamp, Rotating Luer. 50/case|
|011-C3333||9" (23 cm) Non-DEHP Smallbore Extension Set w/MicroClave®, Clamp, Rotating Luer. 50/case|
|011-C4203-1||6.25" (16 cm) Non-DEHP Standardbore Extension Set w/Y port MicroClave®, Clamp, and Rotating Luer. 50/case|
|011-C4203-2||8.5" (22 cm) Non-DEHP Standardbore Extension Set w/2 Y port MicroClave®, Clamp, Rotating Luer. 50/case|
|011-C3312||8" (20 cm) Non-DEHP Standardbore Extension Set, kink resistant, Bifurcated Extension Set w/ 2 MicroClave® connectors and rotating luer 50/case|
|011-C3316||5" (13 cm), Smallbore Bifurcated Extension Set w/ 2 MicroClave®, 3 clamps, and rotating luer. 50/case|
|011-C3322||5" (13 cm) Non-DEHP Smallbore Bifurcated Extension Set w/ 2 MicroClave®, 2 clamps and rotating luer. 50/case|
|011-C3323||7" (18 cm) Non-DEHP Smallbore Trifurcated Extension Set w/ 3 MicroClave®, 3 clamps and rotating luer. 50/case|
|011-C3324||6" (15 cm) Non-DEHP Standardbore, kink resistant, Trifurcated Extension Set w/ 3 MicroClave® color coded pinch clamps and rotating luer. 50/case|
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All technical information obtained from the manufacturer’s website and technical sheets.
|Residual Volume||0.04 mL|
|Flow Rate at Gravity||165 mL /minute|
|High Pressure Compatibility||10 mL/second|
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Disinfect to Protect
Administer or Aspirate
Flush After Each Use
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can needles be used with MicroClave®?
MicroClave® 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 MicroClave® can only be activated with a male luer, NEVER with a needle.
What happens if I use a needle with MicroClave®?
The needle will pierce the silicone seal and a leak will occur.
What if this situation occurs?
The only solution is to change the MicroClave®.
Can we use the MicroClave® 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 MicroClave®?
The MicroClave® should be changed according to each institution's protocols. In bacteriological studies, the MicroClave® has been shown to stay sealed for up to 7 days in arterial as well as venous lines. The MicroClave® has shown to maintain its seal for 144 activations in 144 hours.
Can I use a cap with the MicroClave®?
The MicroClave® 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 MicroClave® is impermeable to air and water and a cap can keep it open.
What can I use to clean the MicroClave®?
The MicroClave® has been proven to be totally compatible with povidone-iodine, isopropyl alcohol, Betadine, and chlorhexidine.
Do we need to flush the MicroClave® after an extraction or an infusion?
Always follow the hospital's protocol. It is highly recommended that the MicroClave® be flushed after an infusion or an extraction.
Is the MicroClave® effectively flushed after a blood infusion?
Flushing with saline solution after the extraction or infusion of blood is highly effective in the MicroClave®.
MicroClave® Needlefree Neutral Displacement Connector