IV catheter with injection port
Vasofix® Safety is a peripheral IV catheter with an injection port and a passive fully automatic needlestick protection. The single-use device is intended to generate intravascular access to sample blood, administer fluids/medication and blood/blood products intravenously.
The device can be used for all patients for which infusion therapy is prescribed. No gender or age related limitations. Vasofix® Safety can be used for adults, pediatrics and neonates.
Passive Safety Shield – A passive fully automatic protection helps eliminating needlestick injuries and related infections. It deploys automatically, cannot be bypassed and requires no user activation 1,2
Double Flashback Technology - Confirms that both needle and catheter capillary are inside the vessel. First needle flash confirms needle is in vein, second catheter flash confirms catheter is in vein
Universal Back Cut Bevel – Allows for a wide choice of insertion angles and is designed for minimal puncture trauma 3
Radiopaque Stripes - For a good visibility of the catheter capillary under X-Ray.
IV catheter material available in PUR and FEP – PUR for a softer and more comfortable indwelling performance, FEP as alternative firmer material4
Fixation Wings – Stabilization helps to reduce catheter movement and related complications 5,6
Injection Port – Allows for quick injection without interruption of infusion
Not made with DEHP, Latex/Natural Rubber, PVC
Regional labels/article numbers for Vasofix® Safety:
- Europe, former GUS, Turkey, Israel, Africa, Latin America: Article code + Annex "-01"
- Asia / Pacific: Article code + Annex "-03"
- CIS Region: Article code + Annex "-20“
- Tosini W. et al. Needlestick Injury Rates According to Different Types of Safety-Engineered Devices: Results of a French Multicenter Study. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. April 2010; 31(4): 402-407.
- Sossai D. et al. Efficacy of safety catheter devices in the prevention of occupational needlestick injuries: applied research in the Liguria Region (Italy). J Prev Med Hyg. 2016; 57: E110-E114.
- Suzuki T. Fukuyama H. Nishiyama J. Oda M. Takahashi M. Differences in Penetration Force of Intravenous Catheters: Effect of Grinding Methods on Inner Needles of Intravenous Catheters. Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 2004; 29(4): 175-181.
- Maki D.G. Ringer M. Risk Factors for infusion-related Phlebitis with Small Peripheral Venous Catheters: A randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 1991 May 15; 114(10):845-54.
- Gorski L. et al. Infusion Therapy: Standards of practice. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2016; Vol 39(1S): S72-73.
- Schears G. Summary of Product Trials for 10,164 Patients: Comparing an Intravenous Stabilizing Device to Tape. J Infus Nurs. August 2006; 29(4):225-31.