SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Primary IV solution set

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use
 Commonly used names:  Gravity set (or 'pump set' when used with a pump)


Transparent tubing with roller clamp, a capped male luer lock at the distal end and a plastic spike protected by a sheath at the proximal end. Set possesses flexible chamber containing a filter (40µm maximum) at the base. Some sets possess a vent adjacent to the chamber which can be opened to allow the administration of fluids from un-vented bottles. The tubing may also contain one or more Y-sites which provides a port or needle-free connector for the administration of intermittent medication.


Key areas where used

  • ITU
  • General ward use
  • Theatre

Method of use

The roller clamp is moved into a closed position and the fluid container is prepared for use. Using an aseptic technique, the sheath is removed and the spike inserted into the appropriate port of the container. The container is suspended and depending on the manufacturers instructions, the chamber is filled with fluid and the line primed. Usually the chamber is squeezed to allow fluid to flow through the chamber and to displace air upwards. Fluid flow is regulated using a roller clamp. The luer lock is either directly secured to an IV cannula or to an extension set. Designed to be used in conjunction with a secondary IV solution set (see relevant datacard).


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • Not applicable

Relevant Standards

The following standards are relevant to this product;

Organisation Standard No. Title
BSI BS 2463:part 2 :1989 Transfusion equipment for medical use


Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Continu-Flo set (filter 15um) C9603 Baxter Healthcare
Universal Mediflex (filter 15um) UN9986006 Universal Hospital Supplies Ltd


Revision Details

Editor P Phillips, J Ford
Revision No 1.15
Revision date 03/10/13

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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.

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