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Posidyne® ELD Filter

Air-eliminating filter designed for 96-hour particle, bacteria, and endotoxin retention

 

Features

  • Removes particles
  • Reduces microorganisms and associated endotoxins
  • Eliminates air  
  • Non-phthalate fluid pathway
  • Slim housing profile

Benefits

  • Protects patients against particle-related risks
  • 96- hour life on filter and set reduces cost of IV therapy and minimizes nursing time and set manipulations 
  • Minimizes air emboli
  • Suitable for paclitaxel delivery
  • Simple to tape in place


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Description

Air-eliminating filter designed for 96-hour particle, bacteria, and endotoxin retention

 

Features

  • Removes particles
  • Reduces microorganisms and associated endotoxins
  • Eliminates air  
  • Non-phthalate fluid pathway
  • Slim housing profile

Benefits

  • Protects patients against particle-related risks
  • 96- hour life on filter and set reduces cost of IV therapy and minimizes nursing time and set manipulations 
  • Minimizes air emboli
  • Suitable for paclitaxel delivery
  • Simple to tape in place
Specifications

Filter Media

0.2 µm positively charged Nylon Posidyne membrane

Filters and Tubing Extension

Non-phthalate, free of natural rubber latex 

Dimensions (approximate)

Length = 6.9 cm
Width = 3.6 cm
Depth = 0.7 cm

Connectors

Male luer lock outlet and female luer lock inlet

Filter Housing Volume

Approximately 2 mL

Approximate Total Hold-up Volume

 
ELD96NT*, ELD96NTE** 2.0 mL
ELD96LLCE** 2.6 mL
ELD96LL* 2.7 mL
ELD96LYL*, ELD96LYLE**, ELD96NY*  2.8 mL (including volume from Y-site to tubing outlet of 0.3 mL)
ELD96NYS* 4.3 mL (including volume from Y-site to tubing outlet of 1.0 mL)
ELD96LYLS*, ELD96LYLSE** 4.3 mL (including volume from Y-site to tubing outlet of 1.2 mL)
 
* Intended for distribution or use in the USA.
** Intended for distribution or use in Europe.

Sterility

Sterile and non-pyrogenic fluid pathway

Maximum Flow Rate

(Tested under gravity with 0.9% saline solution at 1 m head height.)
Variants with standard bore extension tubing: approximately 21-23 mL/min
ELD96NYS approximately 35 mL/min

Variants with microbore extension tubing: approximately 13-14 mL/min
ELD96NY approximately 18.5 mL/min

Maximum Working Pressure

1500 mm HG (approximately 30 psi, 2 bar)

Usage Specifications

Single patient use up to 96 hours
Can be used with continuous infusions or intermittent infusions/injections
Performance
 

Inadvertent Contamination of Intravenous Infusion Solutions Can Have Serious Consequences

  • Particulate contamination arises from a variety of sources, intrinsically in infusates and equipment or extrinsically due to manipulations1. Particles cause phlebitis on peripheral infusion lines and have serious systemic effects, damaging the lung and solid organs by irritation of the endothelium and by deposition in the microvasculature2.
  • Microbiological contamination of IV administration systems arises inadvertently due to manipulations3. Some bacteria can grow rapidly in infusion fluids, increasing the infection risk4
  • Endotoxins have serious effects on the inflammatory and coagulation systems. They are released by Gram-negative bacteria and have been shown to penetrate conventional IV filters4. Only filters that retain endotoxins can safely be used for more than 24 hours5.
  • Entrained air can arise from infusion solutions degassing, incomplete priming or disconnections. Air can be particularly problematic on central lines, leading to air embolism, which can be fatal6.

 

References:

  1. Ball, P.A. (2003) Intravenous in-line filters: filtering the evidence. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 6:319-25.
  2. Lehr, H.A. et al. (2002) Particulate matter contamination of intravenous antibiotics aggravates loss of functional capillary density in postischemic striated muscle. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 165:514-20.
  3. Trautmann, M. et al. (1997) Bacterial colonization and endotoxin contamination of intravenous infusion fluids. J Hosp Infect, 37:225-36.
  4. Richards, C. & Thomas, P. (1990) Use of endotoxin retentive intravenous filters with pediatric total parenteral nutrition solutions. J Clin Pharm Ther, 15:53-8.
  5. Richards, C. & Grassby, P.F. (1994) A comparison of the endotoxin-retentive abilities of two '96-h' in-line intravenous filters. J Clin Pharm Ther, 19:199-202.
  6. Coppa, G.F. et al. (1981) Air embolism: a lethal but preventable complication of subclavian vein catheterization. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 5:166-8.
  7. Muth, C.M. & Shank, E.S. (2000) Gas embolism. N Engl J Med, 342 (7):476-482.
Type
In-line Filters
Use
Delivery, Filtration
Ordering Information
 
 
Posidyne ELD Filter
  Part Number Description Pkg
  ELD96LL With microbore extension tubing (USA only) 48 units/case
  ELD96LLCE With microbore extension tubing and downstream slide clamp (Europe only) 50 units/case
  ELD96LYL With microbore extension tubing and Y injection site (USA only) 48 units/case
  ELD96LYLE With microbore extension tubing, Y injection site, and downstream slide clamp (Europe only) 50 units/case
  ELD96NY With microbore extension tubing and needleless Y injection site (USA only) 48 units/case
  ELD96LYLS With standard bore extension tubing and Y injection site (USA only) 48 units/case
  ELD96LYLSE With standard bore extension tubing, Y injection site, and downstream slide clamp (Europe only) 50 units/case
  ELD96NYS With standard bore extension tubing and needleless Y injection site (USA only) 48 units/case
  ELD96NT Without extension tubing (USA only) 40 units/case
  ELD96NTE Without extension tubing (Europe only) 40 units/case
 
Application
Hospital Infusion