This is a question we have had concerning all access that comes with a clamp - peripheral IV, Power PICCs, Central Lines. Â We do use MaxPlus Positive Displacement Connectors on all central lines.
The worry isn't about backflow - we know the caps prevent that. Â We've also been told that using the clamp actually deactivates the cap. Â Not sure if that's true. Â However, the worry is that IF a cap is left off accidentally, the clamp will prevent backflow.
Looking for some advice on this. Â Thanks, Kelly