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PICC And Central Line Protection Clamp By Neuma Innovations

Introducing a simple device engineered to deter and detect central line abuse by patients who use their lines to self inject illicit drugs. The Neuma clamp prevents unwanted flow through the line, alerts care givers to tampering by the patient, and acts as an additional safeguard against accidental errors.

BACKGROUND
The use of PICC and other central lines for medical treatment is accelerating alongside an epidemic of intravenous drug abuse and opioid overdoses. Medical facilities are experiencing a dramatic need for safe and effective tools that inhibit the abuse of central lines by IVDU patients and their associates.

PROBLEM
The risks for central line complications are especially high in persons who abuse intravenous recreational drugs. After discharge from the hospital, these patients often use their central line to shoot up harmful drugs. Doctors frequently decide to keep patients with central lines in the hospital when they could otherwise send them home. Providers are unwilling to discharge stable patients because some patients will abuse their line, resulting in a dangerous infection, damage to the central line, or drug overdose and death. The consequences of overdose through an unprotected central line are tragic. Furthermore, the concern about line abuse and the reluctance to discharge patients results in hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary medical expenses as a consequence of keeping patients with central lines in hospitals when they could otherwise be receiving their therapy at home or care facilities. 

SOLUTION
Neuma Innovations has developed a catheter safety device to deter and detect the purposeful abuse and accidental errors that endanger the millions of patients with PICC and central lines inserted annually. The Neuma Clamp is a Class 1 510(k) exempt device registered with the FDA, and manufactured using medical grade biocompatible plastic.

STEP ONE
Place the lines into the walled cradle. (Note the orange hook that will hold the clamp closed.)

STEP TWO
Pinch the clamp and it will lock shut. Now the lines are protected.

STEP THREE
Turn the blue knob to open the clamp. This action breaks off the orange hook and the clamp can't be used again.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Deter and Detect PICC and Central Line Abuse
• Protect Lines from Contamination
• Improve Patient Safety
• Discharge Patients with More Confidence
• Free up Hospital Beds
• Prevent a CLABSI designation 




For healthcare professionals wanting to learn more take a look at our entire catalog of infusion, IV therapy and vascular access continuing education courses. Click the entire catalog link to access the largest selection of infusion continuing nurse education courses. 

Individual Courses
All About Gamma Globulin 
Arizona Legalities of Infusion Therapy 
Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy; Current Standards of Practice 
Caring for Patients with Bleeding Disorders 
Combating CLABSI 
Contrast Administration in the Radiology Setting 
Current Concepts in Chemotherapy 
Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines 
Diabetes Management and Insulin Pumps 
Diabetes Management and Insulin Pumps for School Nurses 
Effective Blood Collection - Phlebotomy 
Florida Board of Nursing Approved IV Education 
Goal: Zero Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections 
Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment 
Inotropic Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Congestive Heart Failure 
Intraosseous Access Devices 
Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Additional Classifications 
Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Antifungals 
Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Glycopeptides 
Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – ß-lactams 
Intravenous Antibiotics: Where We Are and Where We're Going - Antivirals 
Iron Infusion for the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia 
Its All About Ports 
IV Push Medications 
Kentucky Nurse IV Therapy Education 
Moderate Sedation 
New Mexico Legalities of Infusion Therapy 
Peripheral and Central Venous Access Device Review 
Prevention and Management of Intravenous Extravasation 
Reducing Hospitalization with Hypodermoclysis 
South Dakota Legalities of Infusion Therapy 
South Dakota LPN IV Education 
Texas Legalities of Infusion Therapy 
Total Parenteral Nutrition in the Adult Patient 
Transfusion Therapy in the Adult Patient 
Venipuncture Certification for Radiology Technologist 

Infusion Packages 
Arizona LPN IV Certification Package 
Basic Peripheral and Central Line Education 
Infusion Education Review 
IV Antibiotic Education Package: Review of Antifungals,Antivirals,Beta-Lactams,Glycopeptides and Additional Classifications 
New Mexico LPN IV Certification 
Texas LVN IV Certification Package 

Infusion/IV Therapy Membership
Individual Annual Infusion and Vascular Access CE Membership 


 

 


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