HEDclips are designed to make dialysis treatments safer for medical staff & patients.
These tubing clamps fit to clothing or bedsheets, reducing the risk of needle dislodgement. These can be used with only one hand!
HEDclips do not require sterilisation and can be cleaned with aqueous or hydro-alcoholic solutions with a cleanser (e.g. chlorine dioxide, peracetic acid, glutaraldehyde, benzalkonium chloride) However, if it comes in contact with blood or becomes soiled, it can be cleaned at temperatures from 100°C up to 130°C.
Reduces the risk of Venous Needle Dislodgement
A 2009 study was taken across 62 clinics in Sweden & the United Kingdom, after the EDTNA released educational guidelines on preventing VND, with tape of other practices.
Following the study, an overwhelming majority of nurses and patients preferred the use of HEDclip over taping - 13 different taping methods were tested overall. Only one patient preferred the use of tape, and nurses felt the HEDclip should be used for all patients in place of conventional tape.