Will your needleless connector design affect central catheter occlusion rates?

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This retrospective observational study compared occlusion rates associated with a split-septum neutral-displacement needleless connector versus those of a solid-surface neutral-reflux needleless connector in patients undergoing home infusion therapy” Williams (2018).

Thrombotic catheter occlusion is a common complication associated with central venous catheters (CVCs). A wide variety of needleless connectors that differ greatly in design and function are available for use with CVCs; however, there are a limited number of studies comparing the catheter occlusion rate associated with differently designed needleless connectors. This retrospective observational study compared occlusion rates associated with a split-septum neutral-displacement needleless connector versus those of a solid-surface neutral-reflux needleless connector in patients undergoing home infusion therapy. The neutral-reflux needleless connector was associated with a significant reduction in occlusion rate and thrombolytic use versus the neutral-displacement needleless connector.

Reference:

Williams, A. (2018) Catheter Occlusion in Home Infusion: The Influence of Needleless Connector Design on Central Catheter Occlusion. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 41(1), p.52–57.

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000259

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