Of the 342 million peripheral IVs in the U.S. each year¹, up to 10% may dislodge², costing over $2 billion annually. Dislodgement can be caused by patient confusion, loose dressing or tape, or tubing tangled in the bed or linens.
The Orchid Safety Release Valve™ (SRV) from Linear Health Sciences™ helps to reduce IV dislodgement, improve patient satisfaction and free clinicians from unnecessary restarts.
The Orchid SRV is a sterile, tension-based patient safety device placed between the existing IV extension set and general IV tubing connection intended to be used for delivery of fluid to/from an IV catheter. It can be used during direct injection, intermittent infusion and continuous infusion.
The valve utilizes a latex-free, MRI-compatible seal and proprietary design to enclose the flow path.
How the Safety Release Valve Works
When tension on the IV line activates the SRV, the valve disconnects and seals off both sides of the IV creating a sterile barrier. The clinician restores the line by simply removing the separated halves and replacing them with a new, prepackaged, sterile valve. The valve attaches to the administration set and the IV extension set using a standard luer connector, making it easy to integrate with existing IVs. The valve is engineered to prevent post-dislodgement reconnection.