Studies show that the smooth, flat surface of Caresite® offers a superior microbial barrier. The flat surface enables thorough and easy disinfection whilst the tight seal between the septum and the clear housing reduces the risk of biofilm development through inhibiting microbial ingress.
The outside housing of a needlefree 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 needlefree connector with a clear outer housing allows the clinician to visually assess and confirm that a proper flush has been performed which is vitally important to ensure that it is clear of blood or other infusates.
The easy grip barrel minimises the risk of slippage, helping to prevent key-part touch contamination.
Caresite® Performance Specifications BENEFITS
|Flow rate||208 ml/min|
|Pressure||400 psi @ 15 ml/sec|
|Priming volume||0.22 ml|
|Fluid displacement||0.03 ml (positive)|
|Number of activations||216 minimum|
|Microbial ingress testing data||Latex free|
|Needlefree split septum technology||DEHP free|
| Emergency syringe compatible|
– without the need for an additional adapter
|Luer Lock/Luer Slip compatible|
|MRI compatible – contains no metal||Blood/lipid compatible|