3 Way Stop Cock
Tap with 2 female luer ports and a male luer lock. The 3 ports are capped. Coloured studs are provided and can be attached for colour coding purposes. Often taps are blue or red to indicate venous or arterial use respectively. Some stopcocks have extension tubing already connected.
Key areas where used
- High Dependency Units
- All ward areas generally
Method of use
Can be used with intra-arterial and intra-venous systems. A red stud is placed on the device if used for arterial purposes (for blood sampling). It provides 3-way flow (from inlet to outlet, inlet to side-port or side port to outlet) by use of the handle on the top of the stopcock to open and close lines.The device can also be used to reduce to lines down to one, for drugs/drug infusion purposes and for the attachment of extension lines. A blood sample can also be taken via the injection port.
Individually packed in a peel pouch