SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard
Non-return valve with luer lock
|All Wales Contract:||Intravenous sets and related items|
|Usage Status:||Single use|
Also known as a 'non-reflux' valve or a 'Cardiff' valve in some cases. Small plastic device with luer connections on opposite sides. Device may possess a valve handle on the top (changes the direction in which it is active) whereas non-return valves without rotating handles are in a fixed orientation.
Key areas where used
- Coronary Care
Method of use
A non-return valve can be placed on a gravity set when a pumped giving set is also being infused into the same infusion line. In the event of an occlusion, the closure of the non-return valve prevents reflux of fluid into the gravity giving set and the potential for the patient to receive a bolus as a result of this. The same is true if a blood pressure cuff and infusion set has to be used on the same side of a patient.
Individually packaged in a peel pouch
- 1 size only
The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.
|Brand Name||Product Code||Manufacturer|
|Valve one way||851||Vygon Ltd|
|Editor||P Phillips, J Ford|
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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.
Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.