catheter hub

catheter hub

a threaded plastic connection at the end of an IV catheter.
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In most cases, this occurs when the operator does not ensure that the proximal end of the guidewire is protruding from the catheter hub before inserting the catheter over the guidewire.
For safety and convenience, the Introcan Safety 3's unique multi-access blood control septum minimizes blood exposure during needle removal and each time the catheter hub is accessed.
The upgraded, low profile delivery system features 5 French guide catheter compatibility, a shorter, tapered tip, a bi-segmented catheter shaft and a redesigned catheter hub for ease of connection.
It also has a fully embedded gold distal marker band, a clear proximal catheter hub, two depth mark indicators to help determine position within the guide catheter, and a hydrophilic coating on the distal 40 cm to enhance deliverability to the target vessel.
The nurses' presentation showed the introduction of a CLAD onto patients' access lines had resulted in a fall in the number of times the catheter hub was being exposed; minimal change in blood flow rate, venous pressure and arterial pressure; a simplified connection/ disconnection procedure; more efficient use of nurses' time; and infection rates below 1/1000 catheter days.
Most catheter-related infections originate at the insertion site, catheter hub, or both.
The catheter hub and skin should be cleaned with either alcohol, tincture of iodine, or 2% chlorhexidine (not povidone-iodine), allowing adequate time for drying.
Used for peripheral venous access, the all-in-one BD NexivaTM system is designed to reduce insertion attempts and limit healthcare workers' exposure to blood with its innovative blood-containment system that helps minimise blood leakage from the catheter hub.
Intraluminal contamination can occur when the catheter hub is contaminated, or rarely when contaminated infusate is used.
Technologic advances shown to reduce the risk for these infections include a catheter hub containing an iodinated alcohol solution, short-term chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine-impregnated catheters, minocyclinerifampin-impregnated catheters, and chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressings.
Patient Safe([R]) syringes are uniquely designed to reduce the risk of bloodstream infections resulting from catheter hub contamination.
Researchers measured the difference between connectors in the passage rate of bacteria from the connector surface through the catheter and into the bloodstream over time; the amount of biofilm formation within the connector, catheter hub and catheter lumen; and the amount of biofilm bacteria within the connector at 72 compared to 96 hours.