Frequently asked questions about neria™ Infusion Sets

 

<strong>Q.</strong> What are the neria™ infusion sets?

A/ neria™ , neria™ detach and neria™ multi infusion sets are steel needle infusion sets and neria™ soft is a soft cannula infusion set. They are designed for subcutaneous drug delivery.

<strong>Q.</strong> Can I use neria™ infusion sets for IV drug delivery?

A/ No, the neria™ infusion set is designed for subcutaneous drug delivery and is not intended for IV use.

<strong>Q.</strong> Do neria™ infusion sets contain latex?

A/ There is no latex in the neria™ infusion set product or packaging.

<strong>Q.</strong> How long can neria™ infusion sets be left in place on a patient?

A/ It is recommended to change the infusion set after 12 hours of use in consultation with your healthcare provider’s instructions.

<strong>Q.</strong> Why do neria™ infusion sets come with different needle sizes and tube lengths?

A/ Generally, we recommend choosing the G29 / 10 mm needle length to give an ideal placement into the subcutaneous adipose layer; however, for thin patients, the G29 / 8mm is more appropriate as there is a risk of the needle being placed in the subcutaneous muscle. G27 is a wider bore needle and is used for more viscous drug preparations (i.e. immunoglobulins). The different tube lengths accommodate the needs of patients and position of the pump. Please consult drug and pump manufacturer instructions for use prior to choosing the appropriate infusion set.

<strong>Q.</strong> What patient types are unsuitable for neria™ infusion sets?

A/ neria™ infusion sets are suitable for all patient types and the range of needle sizes and tube lengths provide a choice depending on the size of the patient, the drug to be administered, and the position of the pump. A shorter needle or angled insertion with neria™ soft infusion set is recommended for very lean and active patients.

<strong>Q.</strong> Will neria™ infusion sets fit/work with all pumps?

A/ neria™ infusion sets have a standard luer lock connector and will fit most available pumps. neria™ infusion sets are designed for subcutaneous drug administration and are not intended for IV use.

<strong>Q.</strong> Will the neria™ infusion set kink and block in use?

A/ The high quality double layer tubing construction of the neria™ infusion sets supports continuous flow through the tubing, even when kinked vigorously.

<strong>Q.</strong> What is the priming volume of neria™ infusion set lines?*

A/ The priming volume of neria™ infusion sets is very small compared to conventional butterfly lines due to the double layer small bore tubing resulting in minimal drug wastage and longer treatment per dose.1
Priming volumes – neria™ infusion sets:

  • 110 cm tube 0.18ml
  • 80 cm tube 0.13ml
  • 60 cm tube 0.10ml
  • 30 cm tube 0.05ml (neria™ soft only)