With CLABSI on the rise, see how you can enhance the safety of hemodialysis with a simple, intuitive device
Using clinically proven technology, ClearGuard HD caps kills infection-causing bacteria inside and outside of the hemodialysis catheter hub. The ClearGuard HD cap features a rod that extends into the hemodialysis catheter hub.1-2 The rod and cap threads are coated with chlorhexidine, a well-known broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent.
- When the ClearGuard HD cap is inserted into a liquid-filled catheter, chlorhexidine elutes from the rod into the lock solution
- The chlorhexidine coating dissolves to kill microorganisms on the inside and outside of the catheter hub
- The existing catheter clamp holds the antimicrobial agent inside the catheter hub between treatments
- ClearGuard HD caps are used in place of a standard cap or connector