IV Administration Sets

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Filter Sets: Why do we need to use a filter set?

1. American Infusion Nurses Society (INS) indicated that non-lipid solutions need to use a precision filter with filtering pore size 0.2μm, while lipid solutions and full parenteral nutrition mixtures need to use a precision filter with filtering pore size 1.2μm(1).

2. “Intravenous Infusion Treatment Nursing” indicated that with filters of pore size 0.2 μm articles and bacteria and other microorganisms can be filtered so that endotoxin and heat source reaction are reduced(2).

3. Scholarly researchers suggest using the precision filter with filter pore size 0.2μm for non-lipid solutions and filter size 1.2μm for lipid solutions and full parenteral nutrition mixtures (3,4,5).

three in one precision filterThree-in-one Filter Set

 

Simple:

1. Before: Air vents automatically before infusion. There is no need to press or invert the drop bucket or invert the filter.

2. During: Air vents automatically during infusion. Air vents through the exhaust hole eliminating the need to flick or fold the tube.

3. After: Air vents automatically while changing bottles, eliminating the need to press the drop bucket for the second and after bottles.

 

Increased Efficiency:

1. Regular infusions need 22 seconds for air venting, but Health Line infusions need only 3-5 seconds, saving valuable time.

2. Nurses do not need to press the drop bucket before and during infusion and changing bottles. This can greatly reduce operation time and working load of nurses.

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Fluid Stop

When fluid infusion therapy is completed, the fluid stops automatically, keeping a constant level that will not cause blood reflux due to fluid end flowing. This improves safety and allows time for nurses to change the bottle, thus reducing patient disputes.

 

Filter Material

The filter material of Health Line filter sets is polyethersulfone (PES). The sizes of the membrane pore are 0.22 μm and 1.2 μm selectable and the size does not change while filtering. The multiple layer, three-dimensional filter, significantly increases the capability of entrapping microparticles and reduces drug absorption rate; and there is no membrane shedding. This prevents phlebitis, vascular discoloration or hardening, local embolisms, scleroma, limb numbness, granuloma, etc. thus ensuring a safe, clinical infusion.

 PES iv filter

Comparing Infusion Filter Materials

Ordinary Infusion   General Precision Infusion HealthLine Precision Infusion
Filter Membrane Fiber membrane Polypropylene membrane Nuclear pore membrane + Fiber Membrane Polyethersulfone Membrane
Filtering
Mechanism
Depth Filtration Depth Filtration Film Surface Filtration Three-dimensional Filtration
Drug
Absorption Rate
>30% >30% <5% <1%, wherein the lowest protein adsorption
Secondary
Contamination
Fiber Shedding Fiber Shedding Small Amount Fiber Shedding No Any Medium Shedding
Pore Size Change
During Use
Increase Increase No change. Even diameter, low punch rate; serious repeated holes cause large particles flowing through, filtering structure is not as three dimensional and causes flow rate decay severely. No change. Honeycomb three-dimensional structure makes the filter a stable flow speed and increases the capability of entrapping even smaller microparticles.

 

Ordinary Filter Membrane
(Fiber Membrane)
General Filter Membrane
(Nuclear Pore Membrane)
Health Line Filter Membrane
(Polyethersulfone Membrane)

                                                               general filter                                                                      pes

Hydrophilic group shed during
infusion is highly toxic; shed
fiber forms new insoluble
particles; pore size is increased
after infusion that reduces
filtering rate.
Repeated holes may enable 
the passing of large particles. 
Surface filtration mechanism causes
severe flow rate delay.
Multiple layer
filtering,
no self-contamination. 

 

Back Check Valve
(Altitude Difference Auto-Infusion)

 Check Valve1 back check valve desin

 

Flow Control

Flow ControllerInfusion Nurthree-dimensionalities and Procedures for Infusion Therapy Indicated that manual flow control devices may be used for infusions that do not require strict control.

Health Line’s Flow Controller provides a constant flow rate during the entire infusion procedure. There is no need for continuous adjustment of flow rate and there is no risk of over-infusion. Because it takes two hands to set and adjust our products, this prevents accidental changes in flow.

 

DEHP Free

Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice advise to usee administration sets free of di-ethylhexyl-phthalate (DEHP) to administer lipid-based infusates, such as IVFE or TNA. DEHP is lipophilic and is extracted into the lipid solution with commonly used polyvinyl chloride administration sets and containers. DEHP is considered a toxin, and studies have demonstrated increased DEHP levels in lipid solutions, which is especially a risk with neonatal, pediatric, and long-term home care patients (42).

 

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