SafeBreak Vascular, a first of it’s kind Force-Activated Separation. SafeBreak is placed in the IV line in-between the long IV tubing from the pump, and the IV catheter. Whenever there’s a damaging level of force on the IV line, SafeBreak intentionally separates and seals on both sides to protect the IV catheter and prevent medication spillage. In a large randomized controlled trial, SafeBreak was shown to reduce IV complications requiring an IV restart by 44%.
Harmful forces on peripheral IV lines can lead to dressing disruption, phlebitis, dislodgement, occlusion, infiltration and ultimately to an IV restart. The IV line shown in Figure 1 below has not dislodged, but no one should have a damaging force like this placed on their IV line. SafeBreak Vascular separates, as shown in the video in Figure 2, to remove these harmful forces.
That’s why it is called a Force-Activated Separation Device – it separates to protect the patient and the peripheral IV catheter. SafeBreak has been cleared by the FDA to aid in reduction of peripheral IV mechanical complications requiring IV replacement.