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Xcela® Hybrid PICC with PASV® Valve Technology

Navilyst | Critical Care | PICC
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Three lumens.  Two valves. One reliable way to monitor CVP.

The Xcela Hybrid PICC is the first and only triple lumen PICC with two valved lumens incorporating our proprietary PASV Valve Technology and a dedicated non-valved lumen for precise CVP monitoring. With this innovative design, you now have one catheter giving you the benefits of two.

Three Lumens, Two Valves

Two valved lumens with our PASV Valve Technology designed to prevent blood reflux that could lead to catheter-related complications. One dedicated non-valved lumen designed for precise CVP monitoring.

Short Reverse Taper

Designed to minimize blood loss at the insertion site

Large Inner Lumen Diameter

Designed to maximize flow rates and minimize risk of occlusions

Advanced Polyurethane Material

Provides alcohol resistance for insertion site care and maintenance

Catheter Shaft Construction

Designed to provide predictable power injection, combined with a power injectable lumen that can achieve 6 mL/sec maximum flow rate.

Indications For Use

Caution: Federal Law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Refer to the Instructions for Use for complete instructions for use.

IndicationsThe Xcela Hybrid PICC with PASV Valve Technology is indicated for short or long-term peripheral access to the central venous system for intravenous therapy, including but not limited to, the administration of fluids, medications and nutrients; the sampling of blood; and for power injection of contrast media. Non-valved lumens are indicated for central venous pressuring monitoring. The maximum power injection flow rate for the Xcela Hybrid PICC with PASV Valve Technology is 6 mL/sec.


Venous thrombosis in any portion of the vein to be catheterized. Conditions that impede venous return from the extremity such as paralysis or lymphedema after mastectomy. Orthopedic or neurological conditions affecting the extremity.

Anticipation or presence of dialysis grafts or other intraluminal devices. Hypercoagulopathy unless considerations are made to place the patient on anticoagulation therapy. Pre-existing skin surface or subsurface infection at or near the proposed catheter insertion site.

Anatomical distortion of the veins from surgery, injury or trauma. Inadequate antecubital veins. Anatomical irregularities (structural or vascular) which may compromise catheter insertion or catheter care procedures.


Due to the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, care providers must adhere to guidelines for universal blood and bodily fluid precautions in the care of all patients. Sterile technique must be strictly adhered to during any handling of the device. Contents are supplied sterile by EO for single patient use only.

Do not use if sterile barrier is damaged. Do not use if product has been damaged. Do not reuse, reprocess or resterilize, to do so may compromise device integrity and/or lead to device failure which in turn may result in patient injury, illness or death; and may also create a risk of contamination, patient infection or cross infection which may lead to injury, illness or death of the patient.

Do not place the catheter into the right atrium or the right ventricle of the heart. Do not attempt to trim the catheter with the guidewire or stylet loaded as catheter, stylet, or guidewire may become damaged resulting in patient injury. Failure to warm contrast media to body temperature prior to power injection may result in catheter failure.

Failure to ensure patency of the catheter prior to power injection studies may result in catheter failure. Power injector’s pressure limiting (safety cut-off) feature may not prevent over-pressurization of occluded catheter. Exceeding the maximum allowable flow rate (per the Directions for Use) may result in catheter failure and/or catheter tip displacement. Catheter indication for power injection of contrast media implies the catheter’s ability to withstand this procedure, but does not imply appropriateness of this procedure for a particular patient.

A trained clinician is responsible for evaluating the health status of a patient as it pertains to a power injection procedure. The maximum pressure of power injectors used with the Xcela Hybrid PICC with PASV Valve Technology must not exceed 325 psi. Exceeding maximum allowable flow rate may result in catheter failure and/or catheter tip displacement. For triple lumen catheters, only the purple lumen is for power injection. For triple lumen catheters only the purple (non-valved) lumen is for power injection.

Do not use lumen marked "No CT" for power injection of contrast media as it may result in catheter damage or patient injury. Central Venous Pressure (CVP) Monitoring should always be used in conjunction with other patient assessment metrics when evaluating cardiac function.


Do not insert the stiff end of the floppy-tipped guidewire into the vein. Acetone and polyethylene glycol-containing ointments should not be used with polyurethane catheters, as these may cause failure of the device. Following institutional policy, secure catheter externally to prevent catheter movement, migration, damage, kinking or occlusion. It is recommended that institutional protocols be considered for all aspects of catheter use consistent with the instructions provided herein including flushing of occluded catheters and power injection.

The Xcela Hybrid PICC with PASV Valve Technology catheter testing included 10 power injection cycles. Use of a needle to access the catheter is not recommended. However, if a needle is used, do not use a needle longer than 1.9 cm as it may cause damage to the valve. Do not reinsert stylet into catheter, as damage to valve, catheter and vein may result. If a needleless connector is attached to catheter hub, first ensure that it will sustain power injection. When inserting a triple lumen catheter, the power injectable lumen must be used for guidewire/stylet placement.

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