Needle-Free Access Devices

nPulse

The nPulse Valve Platform of needle-free connectors for infusion therapy is designed to compliment best clinical practices to reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), and reflux-induced catheter occlusions. 1-5

Features

  • Neutral fluid displacement at both Luer connection or disconnection helps reduce reflux-related occlusions
     
  • Self-opening split septum (SOSS) protects septum plane from  abrasion unlike spike platforms.

     

  • Dual seal design intended to defend against microbial ingress and provide redundant leak protection in critical arterial and high pressure applications.2

     

  • Designed to complement best clinical practices and does not  require clinician clamping to control valve-induced reflux.4
     
  • Ergonomically designed to balance usability and size in clinical applications where smaller is better.

     

  • Solvent-free, permanently ultrasonically welded assembly to assure structural integrity of product and fluid containment.

     

  • Offered in multiple configurations to meet various clinical needs.

     

  • Sterile packaging available (e.g. blister packs and pouches).

 

Ordering Information: 
Inlet/Outlet Part Number Housing Material Average Opening PSI Pressure (mbar) Priming Volume (ml)
FLL/MLL (Bulk Non-Sterile) K100-SSG4G5SA PC - - <0.10
FLL/MLL (Blister Pack) K100-001 PC ** ** <0.10
High Pressure Extension Set, 6", Neutral Needlefree Connector, Spin MLL K100-002 PC ** ** 0.3 
Macro-bore Extension Set, 6", Neutral Needlefree Connector, Spin MLL K100-003 PC - - 0.7
Macro-bore Extension Set, 6", Bonded Neutral Needlefree Connector, Spin MLL K100-004 PC ** ** 0.7
Bifurcated Extension Set, 7", 2 Neutral Needlefree Connectors, Spin MLL K100-005 PC ** ** 0.65
Micro-bore Extension Set, 15", Neutral Needlefree Connector, Spin MLL K100-006 PC ** ** 0.4

 

Standard packaging: bulk, non-sterile.
Select devices: sterile packaging available.

  FLL – female luer-lock
MLL – male luer-lock
ID – inner diameter
PC – polycarbonate
Citations: 

1. Jarvis W., MD. Choosing the Best Design for Intravenous Needleless Connectors to Prevent Bloodstream Infections. Infection Control Today, August 2010 http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2010/07/ choosing-the-best-design-for-intravenous-needleless-connectors-to-preventbloodstream-infections.aspx.

2. Ryder M, RN, PhD. Bacterial transfer through needlefree connectors: Comparison of nine different devices. Poster presented at the Annual Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) conference 2007, Abstract 412.

3. Guideline for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, 2011 (http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsiguidelines-2011.pdf).

4. FDA Medical Device Safety Alert, July 28, 2010: Letter to Infection Control Practitioners Regarding Positive Displacement Needleless Connectors (http://www.fda.gov/Medical Devices/Safety/Alerts and Notices/ ucm220459.htm)

5. Data on file at NP Medical. Competitive Product Assessment, January 2012.