How Do ClearGuard HD Caps Reduce Bloodstream Infections?
The ClearGuard HD cap features a rod that extends into the hemodialysis catheter hub. The rod and cap threads are coated with chlorhexidine, a well-known broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent.
- The antimicrobial coating is activated when inserted into the liquid-filled catheter hub
- The coating dissolves to kill harmful microorganisms inside the catheter hub
- The existing catheter clamp holds the antimicrobial agent inside the catheter hub between treatments
- ClearGuard HD caps are used in place of a standard cap or connector