Arrowg+ard Blue MAC

Flow Meets Maximum Versatility

The Arrowg+ard Blue MAC is designed to meet the needs of a variety of patient types — from trauma to cardiac. The catheter combines the access of a sheath introducer with the high-flow lumens of a central line. The MAC's hemostasis valve allows for easy access for additional devices, such as a thermodilution catheter or Arrow MAC Companion Catheter adding up to three additional lumens. The 9 French distal lumen accommodates large fluid volumes when needed, while the 12-gauge proximal lumen provides a separate access for incompatible fluid administration.

Flow Rate Comparison by Vascular Device

IV1 PICC3 Intraosseous CVC3 Sheath
Introducer2
Mac3
1.2 - 6.3 1.6 6.3 3-6 12 29

Note: This table compares the highest flow lumen per vascular access device. PICC, CVC, Sheath Introducer and MAC flow rates are gravity saline flow rates. IV and Intraosseous flow rates are based off pressure bag flow rates, and they are provided by another manufacturer.

MAC Flow Rates

Lumen Flow
rate (ML/HR)3
Distal (9 Fr.) No Catheter 29,920
Distal (9 Fr.) with 8 Fr. Catheter 12,180
Distal (9 Fr.) with 7 Fr. Catheter 19,810
Proximal (12 Ga.) No Catheter 9,340

Based on 100 cm head height gravity saline flow rates. Flow rates would be higher with a rapid infuser or pressure bag.

The Arrow MAC uses proprietary chlorhexidine-based antimicrobial protection designed to protect your patients from the known pathogens of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs).


Accessories

MAC Companion

MAC Companion

CICC are not designed to be used with MAC and represents an off-label use. The MAC Companion enables to add from 1 to 3 lumens and can be locked on the haemostasis valve of the MAC for securement

Cath-gard

Cath-Gard Contamination Shield with TwistLock

The Cath-Gard Contamination Shield with TwistLock minimizes catheter migration, as over/under tightening as well as protecting the catheter from contamination.

References:

  1. Pressure Injectable VANTEX Central Venous Catheters Indications For Use.  Williamston, MI:  Centurion Medical Products; 4.

  2. Gupta N, Weber H, Moss S, Gaire-Patel K. Are antibiotic resistant “super bugs” a real challenge to antimicrobial central venous catheter performance? AVA 2014.

  3. O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, et al. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011 (Revised 2017). 2. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2017.

  4. Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, et al. Strategies to Prevent Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014 July; 35(7): 753-71.

  5. Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, McGoldrick M, et al. Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2016; Jan 39(1S).

  6. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR). Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne pathogens. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Web site. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030. Accessed on February 12, 2020.



Contraindication:
The Arrowg+ard Blue MAC is contraindicated for patients with known hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine and/or sulfa drugs.

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