Safeflow Extension Sets without back-check valve
Safeflow Extension Sets without back-check valve can be used for infusion therapy, transfusion therapy and are designed for aspiration. They are designed for injection or gravity flow of fluids upon insertion of a male luer fitting.
Safeflow Extension Set with back-check valve
The Safeflow Extension Set with back-check valve can be used for infusion therapy. It is designed for injection or gravity flow of fluids upon insertion of a male luer fitting.
The valve allows multiple usage through activation of the needle-free connector by attaching a luer slip / luer lock connector such as a syringe. The extension lines with Safeflow valve are additionally used to extend infusion lines by attaching them to a luer lock connection.
- Particularly patient-friendly
- No plasticizer leachable (no plasticizer contained in Neutrapur)
- Not manufactured with PVC
- Ecological disposal. 8
- Safeflow Single Extension Set not manufactured with PVC
Rotating Luer-Lock connector
- Permits safer and more convenient connection without twisting the tube.8
- Prevents backflow of fluids and blood and therefore it offers higher safety during parallel pressure and gravity infusions.8
- The small-bore extension line allows manipulation away from the injection site, which ensures treatment of patient by infusion1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
- Tubings with smaller internal diameter are minimizing the contained volume and can be used for pediatric/neonate patients.
- The device can be used for all patients for which infusion therapy is prescribed. No gender or age related limitations. Safeflow Extension sets can be used for adults, pediatric and neonates.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
- Not manufactured with PVC or DEHP.8
1. Infusion Nurses Society, Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, Supplement to Journal of Infusion Nursing, Volume 39, Number 1S, January/February 2016, p. 68S.
“Consider use of an extension set between the peripheral catheter and needleless connector to reduce catheter manipulation”
2. Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention & Tuberculosis Control; Queensland Government – Department of Health; Guideline for Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIVC), Version 2 – March 2013, p. 3.
„Using a short extension set attached to the catheter can reduce complications associated with catheter movement.“
3. Paediatric Intravenous Therapy in Practice, Karen Bravery, Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice, second edition, Lisa Dougherty and Julie Lamb, Blackwell Publishing, 2008, p. 416.
„A low prime extension set will allow manipulation of the device away from the insertion site and reduce movement of the cannula within the vein (Livesley 1996). This will reduce direct manipulation of the cannula during drug administration and flushing procedures.“
4. Canterbury District Health Board Intravenous Cannulation Handbook 2010 , Elizabeth Culverwell, Peripheral Intravenous
Cannulation Self Learning Package, https://www.cdhb.health.nz/Hospitals-Services/Health-Professionals/Education-and-
Development/Study-Days-and-Workshops/Documents/SELF%20LEARNING%20Cannulation%20Package%20011013.pdf, p. 18.
“Mechanical phlebitis can be reduced by adding an extension set.
(Hadaway, 1999; Millam, 2000; CDC Guidelines 2002). This will reduce the amount of movement caused by accessing the injection port at the insertion site.”
5. Prevention of Infections Related to Peripheral Intravenous Devices , MOH Nursing Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/2002, Ministry of Health, Singapore, p. 3.
“… a short extension tube may be connected to the vascular device and may be considered a portion of the device to facilitate aseptic technique when changing administration sets”
6. Lynn C. Hadaway, (Hadaway Associates, Milner, GA, USA.) Infusion Therapy Equipment, Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach / M Alexander. Philadelphia: Saunders, 3rd edition, 2009:391-436, p. 410.
“… the use of a short extension set on a peripheral catheter will separate the health care workers‘ hands from the catheter hub and reduce blood contact, and decrease catheter manipulation when converting from a continuous infusion to an intermittent infusion and when giving all intermittent medications“
7. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications. Toronto, Canada, Nursing Best Practice Guideline, April 2005, Revised 2008, p. 28, 65.
“Tubing can be looped to relieve tension and is secured with tape independent of catheter tape, thus preventing dislodgement of the catheter by an accidental pull on the tubing (Weinstein, 2001). … adds length to the administration set, or alternatively may be capped and added to PVAD to create a saline lock.”
8. Internal data