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Blood Exposure Study Comparing Safety IVCs

   

Study Title
 
A Prospective Randomized Trial of Two Safety Peripheral Intravenous Catheters
 

Purpose of Study

 
To evaluate the ease of use and degree of exposure to patients' blood of an active safety vs. a passive safety IV catheter.
 

Key Points

 
The main objective was to evaluate the difficulty of inserting the catheters in terms of the number of insertion failures and difficulties introducing the catheter and withdrawing the needle.
 
The second objective was to determine the degree of exposure to patients' blood evaluated as the number of exposures of the staff and blood splashes in the environment, and the staff's sense of protection.
 

Conclusions

 
The passive safety catheter is more efficient than the active safety catheter with regard to the ease of introduction of the catheter into the vein and the staff's exposure to the patient's blood.

 

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  • Supporting Material

  • Introcan Safety® IV Catheter Brochure
  • Introcan Safety® 3 IV Catheter Brochure
  • B. Braun Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter: Safe and Efficient IV Access. From Start to Finish
  • How it Works- B. Braun Introcan Safety® IV Catheter