My hospital uses the Protective Plus and the Saf-T-Intima.Â Recently we have been approached by our BD rep. disclosing that the Saf-T-Intima is not rated for CT injection.Â They have manufactured a new product that is CT rated called the Nexiva.Â The FDA has received numerous reports/complaints of tubing rupture, catheter embolism etc. and has issued warnings to no avail. as this continues to be a problem.Â The FDA states that if the product does not have a rating then it is to be considered not useable for power injection.
Â Since our facility now knows that this catheter is not rated we are working on a plan.Â I love the Saf-T-Intima due to its comfort, ease of teaching nurses how to start IVs and would hate to give this product up.Â The Nexiva is more than double the cost for us (which is not a consideration at this time) and the Protective is being used in the ER, OR, and patients going to surgery where rapid infusions are necessary.
Â My question is what products are you using?Â Are there more products out there?Â Is their another product that is a closed system where an additional extension is not needed?Â Â Anyone in this same situation?