Patient V-Set Device

The V-Set devices are designed around a large bore, fast flow gravity fed infusions line to which any standard giving set may be attached. This line has an anti-reflux valve and includes a unique non-kink design, allowing fixing of the V-Set to the patient’s limb with a 180 degrees loop without fear of obstruction.

The V-Set has also been designed so that each line is independent with no common space, therefore minimising the risk of under dosing (any common space acts as a reservoir under slow drip rates of infusion fluid). This also minimises the risk of inadvertent bolus (increasing drip rate flushes an overdose from the common space to the patient).

The V-Set has a unique design that maximizes the quality assurance in accuracy and safety of infusions and injections.
Features include:

  • Each line is independent with no common space.
  • Dead space (line volume) is minimized.
  • Anti Kinking spring on Gravity Line.
  • Polyethylene lining on the Pump & Intermittent Injections lines prevents drug sorption.
  • A Range of Anti-reflux and swabable valves.
  • A Range of sets to meet clinical needs.

 

Product History

The v-set has been manufactured by Go Medical since 1985 and have been widely used by clinicians in Australia, Europe and the USA.

 

Intended Use

The V-Set is intended to be connected to a patient’s port or cannula via a luer lock fitting to provide multiple line access to a single site.  Once the V-set is connected to a patient, infusions or bolus doses can be administered by connecting the relevant pump, syringe or drip set to the line required.  The V-set is available in various configurations with one-way valves on the lines depending on the configuration selected.

 

Indications

  • For connecting multiple IV lines to a single IV cannula or port site.
  • Recommended for infusion rates of 20mL/hr or less.

 

Contraindications

  • Connecting any valve or fitting between the IV cannula and V-set device will increase dead space and may affect or stop flow in the V-set lines.

 

Accessories

Anti-Reflux Valve (Product Code ARV 002)

Anti-Reflux Valves may be supplied which can be added to the any of the V-set lines to prevent backflow and prevent drug delivery pumps from alarming due to false blockages.  The Anti-Reflux Valves are supplied packaged individually and sterile.

 

Device Variants

Product CodeDescription
V2 GSS R V SET, V2 GSS tearable pouch
V3 3V R V SET, V3 3Valve, tearable pouch
V3 3V MRI R V SET, V3 3 Valve MRI, tearable pouch

 

Reference Material

  1. Décaudin, B. et al., 2009. Impact of multiaccess infusion devices on in vitro drug delivery during multi-infusion therapy. Anesthesia and analgesia, 109(4), pp.1147–55. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19762742
  2. Lannoy, D. et al., 2010. Infusion set characteristics such as antireflux valve and dead-space volume affect drug delivery: an experimental study designed to enhance infusion sets. Anesthesia and analgesia, 111(6), pp.1427–31. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21106966