See Luer Cap Set

MPC-130

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AKA: Male Luer Lock Cap Set, Catheter Caps-Non-Injectable

It is well known that Central Venous Catheters (CVCs) create a higher risk of infection in those who use hemodialysis (HD). These long-term CVCs pose a sepsis risk even after the exit site has healed. Infections can occur when care givers touch the CVC limbs and open ends. Dried blood left on the threads of the CVC limbs raises the risk of infection, too.

Current practice is to disinfect the catheter with the caps in place. This is done before using the CVC for a HD treatment. The recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guideline Scrub the Hub, says to remove each cap and disinfect the threads and lumen as part of a two-step cleansing. But, this requires the CVC tip to be open to the air, which raises the risk of contamination.

The See Luer Cap allows for complete disinfection of the exposed threads. Its design permits full access of CVC limb threads. The high-risk inside part of the CVC is closed off and not at risk of getting contaminated.

When the See Luer Cap is not retracted (open) (Figure 2.) for disinfection, it acts like a typical CVC cap, occluding the threads and inner lumen. This device lowers the risk of infection in an elegant and simple way.

  • This image demonstrates the See Luer Cap in the open position.
  • The threads are exposed for disinfection allowing full contact with the hub/limb and threads.
  • The See Luer Cap occludes the limb, tip ensuring a no contamination/microbe entry as well as no risk of disinfection liquid entry.

  • This image demonstrates the See Luer Caps in the closed position.
  • The threads are covered and the catheter cap is secured while the catheter is not being used.

Special Features:

  • Provides complete occlusion of the catheter limb lumens while allowing exposure and disinfection of the threads.
  • Packaged in a set (one red / one blue)
  • E-Z open packaging
  • Capped to maintain sterility after removal from package.

Packaging: (1) blue and (1) red per set, 100 sets per bag /4,000 sets per case

How to Put on See Luer Caps:

  1. Open the package and take out the two See Luer Caps.
  2. Using aseptic technique, remove the white cover. Place a See Luer Cap on each end of the CVC. Push each cap into place.
  3. Gently twist each collar clockwise to tighten the cap and cover the threads.
  4. Each cap will stay in place between HD treatments.

How to access the catheter threads:

  1. Carefully twist a See Luer Cap counter-clockwise until you can see the CVC limb threads.
  2. Disinfect the threads per your unit's protocols.
  3. When you are ready to start HD and connect the bloodlines, take the cap off and connect. Limit the exposure time of this step.

How to end an HD treatment:

  1. Open the package and take out the two See Luer Caps.
  2. Using aseptic technique, remove the white cover and place a See Luer Cap on each end of the CVC. Push each cap into place.
  3. Gently twist the collar clockwise to tighten the cap and cover the threads.
  4. Each cap will stay in place.