Luer activated needleless connector for Infusion Systems
Caresite® is a needleless connector, which provides safe options for the preparation and administration of IV therapies. The product helps to protect healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries. The positive displacement feature helps to reduce the risk of catheter occlusions and therefore improves the outcome and efficiency of therapies.
Caresite® forms a closed system as it is designed to prevent microbial ingress and the escape of contaminants. It allows multiple usage through activation of the needleless connector by attaching a luer connector such as a syringe or an IV-set.
Luer-Slip and Luer-Lock compatible
- Easy access for Luer-Slip and Luer-Lock connections. Suitable for several IV procedures (e.g. Luer Lock connections, etc.).1 Do not leave connected luer slip syringes unattended.
- Smooth surfaces designed for easy cleaning.5
- Caresite is alcohol resistant.1
Easy to inspect and to flush
- Open fluid path designed to minimize areas where bacteria can collect.
- Clear design helps verify proper flush. Can be effectively flushed of blood or fluids.7
Blood and lipid compatible
- Caresite® is compatible with lipids and blood.1,8
Average fluid displacement 0.029 ml (positive)
- Designed to reduce the risk of catheter occlusion.1,9,10,11,12
Designed to minimize slips and touch contamination
- Ergonomic design provides easy access by allowing a good grip and easy connection.1
- Needle-free systems are designed to provide convenient and safe needle-free IV access for injection, aspiration or parallel infusion.4,6
- A closed system helps to reduce the risk of air embolism due to the self-sealing valve which avoids intake of air. 2,3,5,14
- A closed system reduces the risk of chemical contamination as the valve prevents spillage / drug exposure. 2,3,5,14
Microbial contamination / Airborne contamination / Touch contamination
- Product does not allow the entry of external contaminants in the system, forming an effective microbial barrier when exposed to a microbial burden.
- Effective barrier to microbial contamination when swabbed with alcohol pad per the instruction for use. Helps to prevent bloodstream infections.
- Swabbable valve forms a closed system as it is designed to prevent microbial ingress and the escape of contaminants.2,5
- Internal data
- Test report - Evaluation of the microbial barrier performance of Caresite® valve against sporesog Bacillussubtilis signed by Prof. Dr. med. M.Exner and Dr. rer. nat. J. Gebel, Report DMT 2013-412, 11.12.2013
- Test Report - Closed system test by means of Sodium Fluorescein signed by Dr. rer. nat. J. Brünke Quality Labs BT GmbH Nuremberg, Report 1678.2-1, 28.05.2013
- American Nurses Association – Independent Study Module: Needlestick Safety and Prevention written by Mary Foley, MS, RN and Annemarie T. Leyden, EdD, RN
- White Paper: CARESITE® Luer Access Device (LAD): 7- Day Microbial Barrier Performance, B. Braun Medical Inc., Bethlehem, PA., 15-5669 SW, 2017
- Review Article - Review on Needle Free Drug Delivery Systems, International Journal of Pharma Research & Review, written by Bhagyashri Chavan, Abha Doshi, Yashwant Malode, Balu Misal, Sept 2013; 2(9):30-36
- White Paper: CARESITE Luer Access Device: Blood Clearance Test of the Needleless Connector, B. Braun Medical Inc., Bethlehem, PA., CS05_ 07/10_EB, 2010
- White Paper: CARESITE Luer Access Device: Mechanical Hemolysis Test of the Needleless Connector, B. Braun Medical Inc., Bethlehem, PA., CS06_ 07/10_EB, 2010
- Guidelines: Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, page 152 published in Journal of Infusion Nursing (January/February 2016, Volume 39, Number 1S)
- Study: Efficacy of a “saline only” flush protocol utilizing the Ultrasite® positive displacement device. Susan Silverstein, RN, CRNI, Nurse Consultant, Omnicare Infusion Services of Northern Illinois, January 2003
- Study: Journal of Vascular Access Devices, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2000, Page 31-33, The effects of positive pressure devices on catheter occlusions, Loretta Berger RN, CRNI
- Study: Leone M, Dillon R. Catheter outcomes in home infusion. JIN March/April 2008 Vol 31, No2.
- Whitepaper: Caresite Confirmation 1,000 activations (2019)
- Test report - Evaluation of the microbial barrier performance of the female valve Caresite® by touch contamination with Staphylococcus aureus signed by Prof. Dr. med. M.Exner and Dr. rer. nat. J. Gebel, Report DMT 2014-194, 09.12.2014
Caresite® – in short words
Caresite®- in short words