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).

The Arrow® ErgoPack® System combines tools for antimicrobial catheters recommended in current guidelines and standards with tools and components to meet recommendations for the central venous catheter insertion bundle1-3.

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.

Rx only Contraindication: The Arrowg+ard Blue® MAC is contraindicated for patients with known hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine and/or sulfa drugs. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Arrowg+ard Blue, and ErgoPack are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. MC-005136