Reply To: Needleless Connector Type/Brand

  • Deleted User

    January 17, 2018 at 11:47 am

    ​We use Q-sites and have been doing so for years.  Many years ago we used the smartsite but felt it had contributed to an increase in CLABSI.  the Q-sites have been successful for us.

    Heather Holtzople BSN, RN, CPHON
    Nurse Manager
    Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
    Hollywood, FL
    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-17-2018 11:41 AM
    From: Katie Madril
    Subject: Needleless Connector Type/Brand

    We are currently using Baxter one-link, (these are new and we are having some concerns)


    Katie Madril, BSN, RN, CPHON

    Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatrics

    Office: 916-887-0508

    Cell: 916-208-9694



    Original Message——

    Hi all,

    It gets discussed here on and off but since this has been a hot topic for us for a while, here goes:

    What brand of needleless connector (cap) does your unit/area use? 

    And if you’ve recently switched products, which NC/cap did you use most recently?

    For anyone interested in following the thread, we use SmartSite by BD and have used them for some time.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN