ClearGuard® HD Antimicrobial Barrier Caps for Hemodialysis Catheters

The first and only device that kills infection-causing bacteria inside a hemodialysis catheter hub to prevent catheter contamination
  • Reduces central line-associated bloodstream infections
  • Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Infection Control Products to Know in 20191

+ Effective

ClearGuard HD end caps effectively kill a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi known to cause CRBSI

+ Safe

Chlorhexidine is a well-known antimicrobial agent with a long history of safety.

The dissolved antimicrobial agent is held inside the catheter hub by the existing catheter clamp.

The amount of chlorhexidine is controlled to ensure safety even if the clamp is opened.


+ Easy to use

ClearGuard HD cap is as simple to use as a standard cap.

How it Works

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

Indications for Use

The ClearGuard HD Antimicrobial Barrier Cap has been shown to be effective at reducing microbial colonization in hemodialysis catheter hubs and to reduce the incidence of CLABSI in hemodialysis patients with catheters. See the Instructions for Use for full indications. Rx only.