Accidental catheter dislodgement of IV catheters is an ongoing problem — even when catheter stabilization devices are used. The Orchid Safety Release Valve (SRV)TM is designed to prevent dislodgement.

Orchid SRV attaches to the luer between the extension set and IV administration set. When a sudden force is applied to the line, the valve breaks away and seals off both sides of the line. To restart the flow of fluids, simply attach a new, sterile Orchid SRV to the line.

Unscheduled catheter restart cost around $30 on average. Most hospital patients receive IVs, so dislodgement restarts and costs can add up quickly. Restarts are also uncomfortable for patients.*

*Linear Health Sciences is currently pursuing FDA clearance for the device.


The average IV restart can cost around $30.
Save the cost by saving the line — with the Orchid SRV.

Orchid SRV could provide advantages for patients, vascular access specialists, and hospitals. These potential advantages include:

For patients

  • Fewer IV restarts including painful needlesticks

  • Reduced potential for more invasive treatment such as central lines due to loss of peripheral IV integrity

For nurses

  • Greater efficiency through avoiding dislodgements and unscheduled IV restarts

  • Less exposure to sharps injuries and potentially infected blood

For hospitals

  • Reduced potential for infiltrations, phlebitis and healthcare-acquired infections

  • Cost savings due to more efficient use of nursing time and less need to replace entire IV setups because of accidental dislodgements

  • Greater patient satisfaction

IV dislodgement


Innovative, Mission-Critical Breakaway Valve Solutions for IV Dislodgement

At Linear Health Sciences, we know IV dislodgement and unwanted disconnection of medical tubing is painful, dangerous, and expensive.  This is why we develop innovative, mission-critical solutions that grant medical facilities fewer unscheduled restarts while improving patient satisfaction and reducing overall costs.

Because of the pivotal role we play in your business, Linear Health Sciences is committed to creating and maintaining strong relationships with our customers, built on a foundation of excellence and trust. From the innovative breakaway valve solutions for IV dislodgement we manufacture to our dedicated customer service and support, we focus what’s important to you.


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