It is a well known fact that when cold fluid is warmed, air is released from the fluid causing air bubbles. Many of today’s fluid warmers offer no protection against this release of air. ClearLine IV can be connected below the fluid warmer and will remove all air bubbles 25 microliters and larger.
Infusion pumps have numerous types of issues with air. One of the most difficult scenarios is when a pump detects air, stops, and alarms. The recovery process can be tedious and time consuming while the patient is not receiving required fluids. With ClearLine IV connected beneath the pump, the recovery process is simplified because there is no need to manually extract the air from the line. Once the pump is restarted and when the air reaches it, ClearLine IV will remove the air automatically and without any alarms.
Visually inspecting lines and manually removing air is the current standard of care for removing air-in-line, this is tedious and time-consuming, resulting in inconsistent monitoring and avoidable, adverse outcomes. ClearLine IV detects and removes all air-in-line 25 micro-liters and larger (there is no limit as to how much air can be removed). This easy-to-use, hands-free device automates the needed vigilance for air-in-line removal, freeing up significant caregiver’s time. It works with pumps, warmers and IV bag sets to deliver fluid safely to the patient.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), air embolisms are the second most common serious, preventable, adverse event. Air-in-line can enter the body through a vein and travel quickly to the brain, heart or lungs of pediatric patients and adults with a PFO.
1Health Reporting and “Never Events,” Andrew Miller, MD, MPH