Results of Pivotal SafeBreak® Vascular Clinical Study Published in Journal of Infusion Nursing
By: Lineus Medical
SafeBreak Vascular is a break-away connector that fits into any peripheral IV line in the world. The device is designed to separate when damaging force is placed on an IV line, reducing vein irritation and the chances of the IV dislodging. When the device separates, valves on each side of the device close to stop the flow of medication from the pump and blood flow from the patient's IV catheter. The separated SafeBreak can be replaced with a new, sterile SafeBreak and the IV restarted without the need for another needlestick for the patient.
SafeBreak Vascular reduces the failure of peripheral IV lines and the negative cascade of events that occurs when an IV restart is required. The clinical literature shows that over 235 million peripheral IV lines are placed each year in the US and that these IV lines fail before their intended end of use a staggering 46% of the time on average. The cost of an IV restart is approximately $64.84, and IV restarts are estimated to cost the US healthcare system over $7 billion annually.1-4 The 302-patient study showed that the use of SafeBreak Vascular on peripheral IV catheters resulted in a 46% reduction of complications requiring an IV restart in the SafeBreak Vascular group when compared to the control group5.
"We are thankful for Lee Steere, Dr. Gregory Panza, Dr. Adam Steinberg, and the rest of the research team at Hartford Hospital who helped support this clinical study during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic." Vance Clement, CEO of Lineus Medical stated. "SafeBreak Vascular was shown to significantly reduce IV mechanical complications requiring IV restart, eliminate spills and save nurses a great deal of time."
"Completion of this study was critical to the 2021 FDA De Novo clearance of SafeBreak Vascular and we're excited to share these fantastic results with the world.", said Lineus Medical's founder and Chief Technology Officer, Spencer Jones.
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5Data on file.