How Does ClearGuard HD Work?
The ClearGuard HD Cap is used with hemodialysis catheters to kill infection-causing bacteria and fungi inside of the hemodialysis catheter hub (or end). The cap features a rod that is inserted into the hemodialysis catheter. The inside of the cap and the rod are coated with chlorhexidine, an antimicrobial agent that kills bacteria and fungi. The rod, cap, and chlorhexidine solution remain inside the catheter hub between dialysis treatments to prevent infection.