FlowArt Valve For Vial Access 20mm
FlowArt Needle Free Valve For Vial Access - 20 mm.
FlowArt® valve for vial access, 20 mm is a serum vial adapter with a 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. It is used to perform multiple liquid exchanges between drug vials without using needles.
Quantity: 100 / Box
Product Code: FLO-AV4020
Priming Volume: 0.08mL
** 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 7 days / 600 activations
- Enhanced visualisation compared to opaque products
- Compatible with Luer Slip and Luer Lock syringes
- Free of PVC, latex and metals.
- 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.
- MRI procedures
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. Retrospective 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