What is Visiv?

The VisIV intravenous flexible container is the first significant redesign of the IV bag in three decades. It features plastics that eliminate waste and speed up the delivery of the medication.

What is a Visiv bag?

VISIV container is made from PVC- and DEHP-free materials that provide the. thermal stability, moisture-barrier properties and inertness required for I.V. medications.

What is Viaflex made of?

The VIAFLEX plastic container is fabricated from a specially formulated polyvinyl chloride (PL 146 Plastic). The amount of water that can permeate from inside the container into the overwrap is insufficient to affect the solution significantly.

Is DEHP the same as PVC?

DEHP: A softener for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a plastic polymer used in a wide array of products. Unplasticized PVC is hard and brittle at room temperature. A plasticizer (softener) is typically added to increase the flexibility of the polymer. DEHP is the plasticizer for most PVC medical devices.

What is Viaflex used for?

Osmitrol in Viaflex. Mannitol is a diuretic that is used to reduce swelling and pressure inside the eye or around the brain. Mannitol is also used to help your body produce more urine. This medicine is used in people with kidney failure, to remove excess water and toxins from the body.

Is Viaflex a non DEHP?

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION All injections in VIAFLEX plastic containers are intended for intravenous administration using sterile and nonpyrogenic equipment. As directed by a physician.

How toxic is DEHP?

DEHP is very toxic and hazardous to organism health but is being widely used in our daily lives. DEHP exposure has been shown to have many adverse effects not only on animals but also on humans.

How do you get exposed to DEHP?

You can be exposed to DEHP through air, water, or skin contact with plastics that have DEHP in them. Food may also contain DEHP, but it is not certain how much. It is not clear, but it is likely that a little DEHP is transferred by skin contact with plastic clothing or other articles that contain DEHP.

Do Viaflex bags contain DEHP?

The MINI-BAG and MINI-BAG PLUS (Viaflex) plastic containers are fabricated from a specially formulated polyvinyl chloride (PL 146 Plastic) with di-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) as a plasticizer.

Do Viaflex bags contain PVC?

It contains 154 mEq/L sodium and 154 mEq/L chloride. The VIAFLEX plastic container is fabricated from a specially formulated polyvinyl chloride (PL 146 Plastic).

Is DEHP harmful to touch?

It is concluded that DEHP is of no concern for workers with respect to acute toxicity, irritation, skin sensitisation, cancer or effects on the inherited genetic material of cells. However, for those workers who repeatedly inhale, or have skin contact, DEHP might have toxic effects on the testis, fertility and kidney.