Details about Slide Clamp
The slide clamp is designed for on/off control of fluid or air, which is a component of the medical tube and infusion set.
It is used when we want to stop the IV infusion from flowing entirely. With a slide clamp, the line can be opened or closed by moving the clamp horizontally. We can pinch the tubing completely shut when we slide the tubing into the clamp’s narrowest part. The slide clamp cannot make slight adjustments in the flow rate. The disadvantage of a slide clamp is that it can cause crimping or crease in the tube, which can be hazardous.
The materials used in slide clamps are high-density polyethylene, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), and polypropylene. They are manufactured in a way that they are heat resistant and compatible with all the sterilization processes.
Unsterilized pinch clamps are packed in a big PE bag, which is packed in a carton. The outer carton has a label with the product name and model.