Safe and Efficient IV Access
IV access is an indispensable element of today’s infusion therapy. However, this invasive procedure continues to be associated with potential risks.1 At B. Braun, we developed Introcan Safety 2 IV Catheter with the guiding principle of making the job of IV access safe for the clinician.
Making Access Safe for Clinicians
Needlestick injuries continue to be a serious risk faced by clinicians in their daily routine. Studies show that passive, fully automatic safety devices prevent needlestick injuries two times better than a semi-automatic “push button” safety shield and three times better than a manually sliding shield.1 With B. Braun’s Introcan Safety 2 IV Catheter, you are protected by a fully automatic passive safety device.
Our safety mechanism automatically engages upon needle removal and can NOT be bypassed.
Making Access Efficient
Multiple attempts to establish IV access can lead to a delay in treatment plus an increase in material cost and time. The Double Flashback Technology of Introcan Safety® 2 IV Catheter supports first-stick success through quick visual confirmation that both needle and catheter have entered the vessel.
In a clinical study, 96% of clinicians achieved first-stick success with Introcan Safety 2 IV Catheter.3
Making Access Convenient
A survey showed that most nurses report blood exposure as a concern for their safety, as well as their patients' safety.2 The Introcan Safety 2 IV Catheter with Multi-Access Blood Control automatically reduces risk of blood exposure during insertion and every time the hub is accessed,3 thereby eliminating the need to occlude the vessel.
Survey findings show that the average cost per cleanup (when there's blood leakage from the catheter hub) is $0.30 for the gauze, absorbent drapes, towels, and sheets used per event.2 The cost may not seem expensive, but it adds up over time. The use of blood control IV catheters is designed to reduce cleanup time and materials.2
Making Access Intuitive
Based on a clinical study, 9 out of 10 clinicians found Introcan Safety 2 IV Catheter easy to insert and 83% did not have to change their insertion technique.3
1. Tosini W, Ciotti C, Goyer F, Lolom I, L’Heriteau F, Abiteboul D, et al. Needlestick Injury Rates According to Different Types of Safety-Engineered Devices: Results of a French Multicenter Study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Apr; 31(4):402-7
2. Richardson D, “Reducing blood exposure risks and costs associated with SPIVC insertion”, Nursing Management, vol. 42, no. 12, Dec 2011 (reprint p. 1-4).
3. B. Braun Data on File