Protecting patient catheters from infection.
FilterGuard – Protection from catheter infections
FILTERGuard™ is a disposable IV Filter with CHG. The sterile, single-use disposable IV filter is infused with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) to help reduce the incidence of bloodstream infections, local infections and skin colonization in patients with IV catheters. This innovative product is designed as an in-line accessory for catheters to trap and kill microbial contaminants from catheter lock solutions prior to the solutions entering the catheter.
FILTERGuard™ has undergone applicable in vitro, biocompatibility, sterility, and performance testing for safety and effectiveness. The chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, metabolism and excretion information are well-known in clinical research for CHG.
In-vitro studies have shown that FILTERGuard™ with CHG is effective at inhibiting bacterial growth by a 4-log reduction after 4 hours of exposure to the following pathogens:
- Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE)
- Candida albicans
- Candida tropicalis
- Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
- Enterobacter cloacae
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.