ClearLine IV

Constant Vigilance Against Dangerous Air Intrusion
  • Detects air in IV lines using software-controlled, ultrasound sensing technology
  • Automatically diverts air in the IV line to a collection bag when it is detected so it never enters the patient’s vasculature
  • Redirects necessary fluids to the patient line after the air is entrapped, ensuring continuous fluid flow to the patient without manual intervention
  • Works with any pump, warmer or IV bag set

ClearLine IV is the only FDA-cleared product to continuously detect and actively remove air from IV lines. Now, there is finally a way to avoid the long-term clinical complications, extended hospital stays and medical liability costs associated with air embolisms.

Visually inspecting lines and manually removing air is the current standard of care for removing an air mass in IV lines, resulting in inconsistent monitoring and avoidable, adverse outcomes. ClearLine IV detects air masses as small as 25 microliters, which is 50% smaller than today’s technology. This easy-to-use, hands-free device significantly reduces the potential for human error when inspecting lines. It works with all pumps, warmers and IV bag sets to deliver fluid safely to the patient.

Air Embolisms

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), air embolisms are the second most common serious, preventable, adverse event.1 An air mass can enter the body through a vein and travel quickly to the brain, heart or lungs.

Some complications include:

  • Mortality
  • Coma/encephalopathy
  • Paralysis
  • Vascular complications
  • Neurological complications
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac arrest

1Health Reporting and “Never Events,” Andrew Miller, MD, MPH

Device Specs

Indicated for use in the operating room (OR), post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and intensive care settings. ClearLine IV automatically detects and removes air masses larger than 25 microliters in intravenous solutions to protect against air embolism. Clearline IV is placed below I.V. bags using gravity feed or pressure, and may be used with or without fluid warmers and pumps.

Detection and Response Time Less than 60 milliseconds
Air Mass Detection Volume Sensitivity 25 microliters or larger
Flow Rate Detection Capability Tested Flow rates (min and Max) KVO to 600 ml/min
Cycle Time On/off less than 10 seconds
Battery Life 5 hours on fully charged battery. Duty cycle continuously on with intermittent alarms. Alarms are visual and audible every 30 seconds once every hour
Battery Charge Time 5 hours typical. (Note this will decrease over time and is based on starting charge level)
Operating Temperature Range 15.5˚C-40˚C (60˚F-104˚F)
Priming Volume 4 milliliters
Models of Operation Continuous monitoring, intermittent air guard activation and alarms
Applied Part Classification Type BF, Defibrillation proof
Power Classification Internally powered or powered from specified class II supply