The Surshield protector of the Surshield™ Versatus I.V. Catheter with Protector allows to completely close the needle, in order to prevent accidental needle stick injuries when disposing of the intravenous cannula. Using a safety catheter does not require any change in the insertion technique.
Sharps protection for healthcare workers provides an important tool in the healthcare setting. The use of safety devices has been proven beneficial in the prevention of sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector.1,2
The improved white safety block shows 65% less detachment resistance (compared to previous version3) when removing it from the catheter hub.
A lower detachment force means less resistance in the separation between the safety mechanism and the catheter hub, so that this final step is less difficult and more comfortable for the patient.
Unit box: 50 piecesShipping carton: 200 piecesShelf life: 5 yearsSterilisation: EO
1European Directive 2010/32/EU implementing the Framework Agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector concluded by HOSPEEM and EPSU.
2Hendrickx J., KUL Belgium, Survey on sharps injuries in nursing staff and medical laboratory technologists: results report, only available in Dutch & French.
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