The Orchid SRV uses a patented breakaway technology to help protect against accidental dislodgement. When a sudden force is applied, the SRV breaks away and seals off both sides of the IV, thus protecting the insertion site and preventing the loss of valuable medication. The IV can be re-engaged by simply replacing the valve.
In addition to its inclusion in ACEP’s innovatED, the Orchid SRV was highlighted in a poster presentation at the 2018 scientific meeting of theAssociation for Vascular Access
Nancy Moureau, PhD, RN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC, author of the 2017 IV dislodgement survey, presented the results of a qualitative study designed to validate and refine educational tools regarding the Orchid SRV. Dr. Moureau is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in vascular access and CEO of PICC Excellence.
“This study was initiated to develop educational tools for use with the safety release valve,” said Dr. Moureau. “Our goal was to receive feedback from clinician users to validate the tools and make improvements to ensure effective clinical communication when educating vascular access specialists about the SRV technology.”
The tools, which include an infographic and quick reference guide, were tested with a group of vascular access nurses attending a continuing education meeting regarding accidental dislodgement of IV catheters. The tools were modified in response to user feedback, and the final results suggest they will be valuable in educating clinicians about the product.
“As a company, we are committed to partnering with clinician users to validate and refine both the SRV technology and our educational tools,” said Dan Clark, Chief Marketing Officer. “Utilizing clinician feedback to continually improve our technology will allow us to bring the most effective product to market and help reduce the incidence of accidental IV catheter dislodgement.”
Linear Health Sciences is currently pursuing FDA clearance for the Orchid SRV.
About Linear Health Sciences
Founded by a physician and two engineers, Linear Health Sciences is the developer of the Orchid Safety Release Valve and other safety technology solutions for medical tubing. Those solutions are designed to improve the healthcare experience for patients, caregivers and healthcare institutions. The estimated market for the company’s technology is $1 billion annually. For more information, access www.linearsciences.com