KiteLock 4%: the next generation of CVAD locking solutions

Br J Nurs. 2024 Jan 25;33(2):S20-S26. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2024.33.2.S20.

Abstract

Central venous access devices (CVADs), including peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and cuffed tunnelled catheters, play a crucial role in modern medicine by providing reliable access for medication and treatments directly into the bloodstream. However, these vital medical devices also pose a significant risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) alongside associated complications such as thrombosis or catheter occlusion. To mitigate these risks, healthcare providers employ various strategies, including the use of locking solutions in combination with meticulous care and maintenance protocols. KiteLock 4% catheter lock is a solution designed to combat the triple threat of infection, occlusion and biofilm. This locking solution is described as the only locking solution to provide cover for all three complications.

Keywords: Catheter-related bloodstream infections; Central venous access devices; Locking solutions.

MeSH terms

  • Catheter-Related Infections* / prevention & control
  • Catheterization, Central Venous*
  • Catheterization, Peripheral*
  • Central Venous Catheters*
  • Humans
  • Thrombosis*
  • Veins