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Introcan Safety® Family of Peripheral IV Catheters

B. Braun Medical, Inc. is a global leader in intravenous therapy-related products and services. The B. Braun Introcan Safety family of peripheral IV catheters offers truly passive safety features that are activated automatically and cannot be bypassed. Both the Introcan Safety and the Introcan Safety 3 Closed IV Catheter minimize needlestick injuries and promote first stick success. The Introcan Safety 3 Closed IV Catheter provides an added safety feature with a multi-access blood control septum preventing blood exposure after withdrawing the needle and every time the hub is accessed.

Working together with clinical experts, B. Braun continues its proud tradition of excellence in safety with the Introcan Safety family of IV Catheters. From insertion to catheter deployment to needle removal, clinicians are protected by a system that is activated automatically and cannot be bypassed. Learn more about how the B. Braun Introcan Safety Family can build confidence for clinicians and increase comfort for patients.

B. Braun is a proud sponsor of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and the Association for Vascular Access (AVA).  

Introcan Safety 2 IV Catheter

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Small in size. Big in safety.

Introcan Safety® 2 IV Catheter with Multi-Access Blood Control 

Introcan Safety IV Catheter

Support Economic and Environmental Savings

Introcan Safety Family 
  • Generate less waste with smaller, lighter components
  • Save money and avoid throwing away unused components (compared to integrated catheters.)
  • Cut costs by reducing needlesticks and cleanup time and materials
  • PVC-Free, DEHP-Free and Latex-Free design protects the environment

Although safety devices were introduced over a decade ago, preventing needlestick injuries continues to be a major concern. With the B. Braun Introcan Safety IV Catheter, you are protected by a truly passive safety device that is activated automatically and cannot be by-passed. No extra time-consuming steps are required to ensure healthcare worker and patient safety.

The Universal Bevel needle allows for a wider choice of insertion angles which makes insertions more comfortable for patients. With this easy-to-use safety IV catheter and its Double Flashback Technology, you can be confident of successful needle and catheter placement every time. And, with half the plastic content of other safety IV catheters, you can significantly reduce storage space and medical waste.

Introcan Safety Deep Access IV Catheters

Approximately 1/3 of adults and up to 50% of children who require a PIVC have difficult venous access.1 Introcan Safety Deep Access provides clinicians with another choice when choosing the right line for their patients. Deep Access is designed to facilitate ultrasound-guided procedures and has shown a significant increase in catheter survival of 44 hours (1.8 days).2

Ultrasound Guided PIVC Education

This 2-hour self-paced virtual course is intended to fulfill the theoretical component for the insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) with ultrasound guidance.

Introcan Safety 3 Closed IV Catheter

The only fully automatic passive safety IV catheter with multiple access blood control and passive needlestick protection

As part of our continued effort to provide products that address the critical issues of infection prevention and healthcare worker and patient safety, B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) has developed the Introcan Safety 3 Closed IV Catheter, which automatically prevents needlesticks and blood exposure.

Its passive safety needle shield cannot be bypassed, aiding in the prevention of needlestick injuries. The multiple-access blood control septum aids in the prevention of blood exposure each time the catheter hub is accessed. Introcan Safety 3’s integrated stabilization platform improves catheter stability and minimizes movement within the vessel, reducing a number of catheter related complications. In addition, the advanced hub design allows for easier connections and less touch contamination while the catheter’s smooth ergonomic surface optimizes patient comfort.

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Introcan Safety Benefits

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters with Passive Safety Technology:

Deploy Automatically

  • Safety feature requires no user activation — no button, twists or clicks
  • Safety shield stays in place through disposal

Cannot Be Bypassed

  • Unique, patented safety design automatically engages safety shield upon needle withdrawal
  • Safety shield protects needle tip to prevent needlestick injury without any additional steps

Promote Compliance

  • Encourages best practice by preventing needle reinsertion

B. Braun Introcan Safety 3’s multiple-access blood control septum:

Automatically controls blood exposure

  • Reduce exposure to blood when the needle is removed and every time the hub is accessed
  • Less stress for you and your patients
  • Reduce clean up time and materials

Allows access to the hub multiple times­

  • For blood collection, boluses or set changes without having to worry about blood leakage

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters help improve first stick success with:

Double Flashback Technology

  • Helps ensure first stick success and patient comfort through quick visualization of both needle and catheter flashback
  • Promotes best practice by reducing the need to remove and reinsert the needle in order to confirm catheter placement, as may occur with other "instant flash" systems
  • Needle Flash confirms the needle is in the vein
  • Catheter Flash confirms catheter placement

Push-Off Plate

  • Facilitates easy, one-hand catheter advancement
  • Acts as a bevel orientation indicator

Locking Bevel Indicator

  • Confirms correct bevel orientation (up)
  • Adds stability during catheter advancement

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters enhance patient comfort with:

Universal Bevel Design

  • Proprietary needle design to make catheter insertion more comfortable for patients
  • Unique geometry provides a wide choice of insertion angles to aid in accessing difficult veins
  • Super-sharp needle bevel helps improve patient comfort
  • Creates a V-shaped, tricuspid incision versus a lancet cut for easier catheter insertion, less tissue tearing and faster healing

Optimized Catheter Lubrication

  • Provides smooth, comfortable catheter advancement

Choice of Catheter Material

  • Provides more comfortable indwelling performance options 
  • Polyurethane (PUR) for softer, more comfortable, longer indwelling and kink resistance (Introcan Safety® and Introcan Safety® 3)
  • Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) with firmer construction for arterial access (Introcan Safety® only)

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters is designed to be easy to use:

  • No extra steps needed to prepare the catheter for insertion. It is ready to go right out of the package
  • Safety shield deploys automatically and requires no activation — no buttons, no twists, no clicks to remember
  • Push-Off Plate acts as a bevel orientation indicator and facilitates easy one-handed catheter advancement
  • Locking Bevel Indicator confirms correct bevel orientation and adds stability during catheter advancement
  • Removable flash plug permits attachment of a syringe for aspiration or other special procedures
  • Promotes compliance by preventing needle reinsertion

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters helps you cut costs and “go green.”

  • Generate less waste with smaller, lighter components
  • Save money and avoid throwing away unused components (compared to integrated catheters)
  • Cut costs by reducing needlesticks and cleanup time and materials
  • Not made with PVC, DEHP, or natural rubber

1 Whalen, M., Maliszewski, B. and Baptiste, D.L., 2017. Establishing a dedicated difficult vascular access team in the emergency department: a needs assessment. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 40(3), pp.149-154.

2 Amit Bahl, MD, MPH; Mahmoud Hijazi, BA; Nai-Wei Chen, PhD; Ludovic Lachapelle-Clavette, BA; Jacob Price, MD. (2020). Ultralong Versus Standard Long Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasonographically Guided Catheter Survival. Ann Emerg Med. pii S0196-0644(19)31383-6. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergemed.2019.11.013.