Nexus TKO®
Performance

“Anti-Reflux needleless connectors designed with a bidirectional, pressure-sensitive diaphragm require no specific clamping sequence to prevent reflux.”

2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (8th edition)

Cover image of the Journal of Infusion Nursing Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

Does your Needleless Connector Meet the 2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice?

Access a summary of the INS Needleless Connector Standard (36).

Proven Performance That Meets the 2021 INS Standards

Nexus TKO is proven to produce the least amount of thrombotic occlusions and blood reflux compared to other needleless connectors.

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Needleless Connector Results: Ranked by Reflux Amount

  • Reflux, Amount of Fluid/Blood pulled into a Catheter Lumen
  • Infusion, Amount of Fluid/Infusate pushed into a Vein

22 gauge PIV; 1” of Catheter = 8.42µL (+/-0.5µL) 1µL = 1mm3

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    100
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    75
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    50
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    25
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    0
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    0
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    25
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    50
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    75
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    100

22 gauge PIV; 1” of Catheter = 8.42µL (+/-0.5µL) 1µL = 1mm3

Figure adapted with permission from Author (2021); copyright 2020 Journal of the Association of Vascular Access.
Gibson M. Do Needleless Connector Manufacturer Claims on Bidirectional Flow and Reflux Equate to In Vitro Quantification of Fluid Movement? Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (2020) 25 (4): 28–36

Blood Reflux Performance Comparison

Nexus TKO® is NOT Negative or Positive displacement, it’s anti-reflux.

Older traditional needleless technologies provide needle stick injury protection but were not designed:

  • To protect the patient from unintentional blood reflux from physiological and mechanical pressure changes in a closed IV system
  • To protect the patient’s IV catheter from thrombotic catheter occlusions when proper clamping
    sequence is not performed

Evidence Based Performance Results

Nexus TKO® Anti-Reflux technology is proven in multiple scientific and clinical studies to provide blood reflux protection 24/7 which improves patient safety, satisfaction and provides better hospital economics.

Improving Patient Safety

• Reduce IV complications such as thrombotic catheter occlusions, infiltrations and phlebitis
• Reduces Infections, UF Health, Successful CLABSI Reduction Strategy
• Improves Blood Sampling, New York Methodist Hospital Midline and PICC Blood Sampling
• Maintains a Closed IV System, without exposing clinician to blood splashing and leaks

Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

• Longer Dwell Time = Fewer IV Restarts, Hartford Health System PIV5Rights®
• 89% First Stick Success, Steere Reaching One Peripheral IV Study

Better Hospital Economics

• Reduce Pharmacy costs, tPA, Heparin maintenance flushing
• tPA/Alteplase and Heparin, JIN Published article
• Reduced IV Supply Costs, 38% supply cost reduction


Nexus TKO® Competitive Comparison

BLOOD REFLUX COMPARISON

CLINICAL COMPARISON

TKO PRODUCT FEATURES

TKO TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


Nexus TKO® Product Resources

Nexus offers a wide range of virtual and face-to-face educational resources for healthcare providers and patients. Gain access to presentations for continuing education, podcasts, posters, and other materials.

Get 24/7 IV Protection

Reduce the occurrences of occlusions and infiltrates and the high cost of tPA, Heparin and IV catheter replacements.

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