Visually inspecting lines and manually removing air is the current standard of care for removing an air mass in IV lines, resulting in inconsistent monitoring and avoidable, adverse outcomes. ClearLine IV detects air masses as small as 25 microliters, which is 50% smaller than today’s technology. This easy-to-use, hands-free device significantly reduces the potential for human error when inspecting lines. It works with all 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.1 An air mass can enter the body through a vein and travel quickly to the brain, heart or lungs.
Some complications include:
- Vascular complications
- Neurological complications
- Cardiac arrest