Changing a Needleless Connector

A needleless connector attaches to the end of your child’s IV catheter. The connector keeps germs from entering your child’s vein and keeps blood from leaking out of the catheter. You must change the needleless connector every three to four days or any time it becomes damaged or dirty. This video tells you how to change the connector and flush the IV catheter.

PHS created this video as a companion to our online education course for nurses. The video assumes an understanding of medical and technical information. Information in the video does not replace your care plan. Contact your health care provider if you have questions. You can find PHS online courses at www.pediatrichomeservice.com/education/.