B. Braun Products To Help Peripheral Intravenous Access
B. Braun showcased the newly launched Introcan Safety® Deep Access IV Catheters and the Christie Veinviewer® vein visualization technology.
B. Braun Medical Inc. is committed to sharing knowledge with infusion nurses that addresses the critical issues of advancing care and improving safety.
New! Introcan Safety® Deep Access IV Catheters
The Introcan Safety Deep Access IV Catheters are designed to reduce the risk for complications associated with accessing deeper veins. Longer-length peripheral catheters help facilitate IV procedures involving ultrasound guidance, access to deeper veins, patients with difficult access, and overweight and obese patients.1,2,3
The Deep Access IV Catheters are composed of polyurethane and are available in four longer-length configurations: 18G x 2.5”, 20G x 2.5”, 22G x 2.5”, and 24G x 1.25”.
They are designed to access deeper veins, for difficult access patients whose superficial veins are damaged or are not visible or palpable. The catheters are visible under ultrasound,* providing a visualization aid during the insertion process that may help reduce multiple insertion attempts. The Deep Access IV Catheters are designed to extend catheter in-dwell. Polyurethane catheter material and longer-length catheters are associated with extending the duration of therapy.4
Vein Visualization Technology
The Christie VeinViewer uses near-infrared technology to provide clinicians with an accurate image of patient veins. VeinViewer is designed to improve first stick success and reduce the time to peripheral intravenous access success. Christie Medical Holdings, Inc., is the manufacturer and B. Braun is a distributor of VeinViewer.
Education on New Hazardous Drug Safety Standard
B. Braun’s website, Readyfor800.com, is an online educational resource that helps healthcare workers, patients and nurses learn about the newest hazardous drug safety standard USP <800>. The website includes expert insights, interactive resources, and a detailed requirements checklist to prepare for the Dec. 31, 2019, implementation of the new protocols for the entire life cycle of a hazardous drug.
1. Stone, Phillip, RN, and Britt Meyer, MSN. "Ultrasound-guided Peripheral I.V. Access: Guidelines for Practice."
American Nurse Today. N.p., Aug. 2013. Web. 05 June 2014.
2. Elia, Fabrizio, M.D., Ferrari, Giovanni, M.D., Molino, Paola, M.D., Converso, Marcella, M.D., De Filippi, Giovanna, M.D., Milan, Alberto, M.D., Apra, Fanco, M.D. “Standard-length catheters vs long catheters in ultrasound-guided peripheral vein cannulation.” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012. Vol. 30.
3. Miles, Gayla., Newcomb, Patricia., Spear, Dave. "Comparison of Dwell-Times of Two Commonly Placed Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: Traditional vs. Ultrasound-Guided." Open Journal of Nursing. 2015. Vol. 5.
4. Scoppettuolo, Giancarlo. "Ultrasound-guided 'short' midline catheters for difficult venous access in the emergency department: a retrospective analysis." International Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016. Vol. 9, No.3.
* Data on file, B. Braun Medical Inc.