FlowArt Needle Free Valve With 1.2 Micron Filter
FlowArt Needle Free Valve Set with 1.2 Micron Filter.
FlowArt® is a 1.2 micron filter set with needle-free valve that has fully transparent clear housing with an integrated flat silicone seal and internal fluid pathway that protects the patient and nursing staff from exposures. The product is used to filter air, particles, bacteria, fungus and fungus spores during IV infusions.
Quantity: 50 / Box
Product Code: FLO-AF6012
Priming Volume: 1.50mL
** Photoprotective version available upon request - Please use the Contact page to discuss further.
- Fully Transparent Valve
- Gapless split septum seal
- Flat closed seal that provides a swabable microbial barrier
- Suitable for 600 activations
- Enhanced visualisation compared to opaque products
- Needle Free Valves have a flowrate of 20 ml/min
- Compatible with Luer Slip and Luer Lock syringes
- ISO 80369 standard compliant - Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications
- ISO 80369-7 standard compliant IV sets using luer lock connections.
FlowArt® Filter set is suitable for:
- MRI procedures
- Lipid solution and TPN filtration
Filter lumen IS NOT suitable for blood transfusion. DO NOT use filter for longer than 24 hours.
The prevalence of reported Needle Stick Injuries (NSIs) in Australia per year was estimated to be 18,000 in Australian hospitals alone before the introduction of Safety Engineered Devices (SEDs) [1-2]. Considering this number is only the reported incidences and underreporting in Australian hospitals is estimated to be 40%,  this is a significant hindrance in maintaining a safe work environment. There are a number of diseases that can be transmitted through NSI, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV). The use of SEDs has been shown to reduce NSIs by up to 31% during a 9-month implementation period. 
- Cathryn Murphy – (2008) , Improved surveillance and mandated use of sharps with engineered sharp injury protections: a national call to action
- The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards - (2012) Infection Control version 3.1. Retrospcetive data in full. Australasian Clinical Indicator Report: 2004—2011. In (13th ed.). Sydney NSW; ACHS.
- Australian Safety and Compensation Council – (2008) Occupational Exposures in Australian Nurses. Canberra: Australian Government.
- Goris, Ashleigh J., Gemeinhart, Nancy, and Babcock, Hilary M - (2015) “Reducing Needlestick Injuries from Active Safety Devices: A Passive Safety Engineered Device Conversion.” AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control 43.6