The passive Introcan SafetyŽ IV Catheter is designed to minimize accidental needlesticks without requiring user activation. A stainless steel clip shields the needle tip. Passive design eliminates risk of inadvertent activation while offering a short learning curve with minimal in-service training. A syringe can be pre-attached to facilitate aspiration and injection during insertion.
User Activation - Since the design is passive, the safety mechanism does
not need to be activated - a stainless steel safety clip shields the
needle tip as it is withdrawn. The healthcare worker does not need to take
any extra steps to activate the safety mechanism so there is no risk that
he/she will forget to make the needle safe.
to Bypass - With a passive design, the safety mechanism cannot be bypassed.
Risk of Inadvertent Activation - due to the passive design there is no
chance that the healthcare worker will accidentally activate the safety
feature at the wrong time - the needle tip is automatically shielded as it
is withdrawn from the indwelling catheter.
Training Required - Since the passive design is so simple and easy to use
there is a short learning curve with minimal in-service training.