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Safety Needles & Sharps Devices
Blood Collection

 
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Safety Needles & Sharps Devices
Blood Collection
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Eclipse Blood Collection Needle
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Safety shield is attached to a standard blood collection needle. After removal of the needle from the vein, activate safety shield by using the thumb to push forward on the shield. An audible click indicates that the shield is locked in place. One-handed venipuncture technique.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Safedraw(TM) Blood Sampling System
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • For safe transfer of samples from syringe or vacuum tube
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Safety-Lok(TM) Blood Collection Set
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Single use, multiple sample device used to perform venipuncture
     
  • Device has attached sliding shield that the user activates after venipuncture
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Vacutainer(R) Safety-Gard(TM) Reusable Shielding Needle Holder
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Holder is used with standard single- or multiple-sample blood collection needles
     
  • Safety feature is activated by depressing a button tab on the holder and sliding the needle holder back to enclose the needle and lock the shield
     
  • Holder can be reused for up to 300 procedures
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Vacutainer(TM) Plastic Clad Micro Hematocrit Tubes
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Micro-hematocrit tubes are encased in a protective plastic film
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Baxter Blood Pack Unit
 
Baxter Transfusion Therapies
(800)422-9837
http://www.baxtertransfusiontherapies.com
 
  • For Therapeutic Phlebotomy. Blood collection unit contains needle with needle protector.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Bio-Plexus Punctur-Guards Blood Collection Needles
 
Bio-Plexus Inc.
129 Reservoir Road
Vernon, CT 06066
800-223-0010
http://www.bio-plexus.com
 
  • Punctur-Guard has a self-blunting mechanism that is activated while in the vein, prior to removal from the patient, eliminating exposure to a contaminated sharp
     
  • The self-blunting mechanism is fully integrated into the needle design and is easily activated with one hand
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Empire Medical Products QuikDraw
 
Empire Medical Products
800-836-8492
http://www.empiremedical.com
 
  • Tube holder with retractable needle
     
  • New safety phlebotomy device in development, for later introduction to the market
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Kawasumi Safety Winged Blood Collection Set
 
Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc.
800-529-2786
http://www.kawasumiamerica.com
 
  • Integrated safety feature offers one-hand audible activation. Needle is protected during removal.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Kendall Monoject(TM) Angel Wing(TM) Safety Needle System
 
Kendall Health Care
800-325-7472
http://www.kendallhq.com
 
  • Self-sheathing needle system with one-handed activation
     
  • Available with female Luer, Luer adapter, and multi-sample sets (female and male)
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Med-Design Safety Blood Collection Needle
 
Med-Design Corporation
805-339-0375
http://www.med-design.com
 
  • Needle device for use with evacuated blood specimen tubes for collecting venous blood samples
     
  • After use, a simple push of a button on the side of the barrel retracts the needle into the device
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Med-Design Safety Winged Set Blood Collection Needle
 
Med-Design Corporation
805-339-0375
http://www.med-design.com
 
  • Needle device for collecting venous blood samples
     
  • It includes flexible wings and extension tubing
     
  • After use, a simple push of a button on the side of the barrel retracts the needle into the device
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
MPS Acacia Saf-T Clik(R) Shielded Blood Collection Needle Adapter
 
MPS Acacia
800-486-6677
http://www.mpsacacia.com
 
  • Uses standard blood collection needles and fits standard blood collection tubes
     
  • Uses one-handed or two-handed techniques
     
  • After venipuncture, grasp Saf-T Clik's outer sheath and slide forward over needle until a distinctive Click is heard
     
  • Visible cue when adapter is locked
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
MYCO Medical VAKU-8 Blood Collection Set
 
Myco Medical
919-678-0680
http://www.mycomedical.com
 
  • This product incoporates a shielded needle that requires only one hand to activate, maximizes wing flexibility, and stays covered throughout the entire procedure
     
  • 100% latex free
     
  • During venipuncture, the sets have the feel of a standard butterffly because the safety shields are not attached to the wings
     
  • When the shield fully covers the needle, it locks into place with an audible click
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
North American Medical Products Safe-Point(TM) Blood Collection System
 
North American Medical Products, Inc.
800-488-6267
http://www.nampinc.com
 
  • The VAC product line is a pre-attached needle with a cover sheath and tube holder
     
  • The M-D product line is a needle with cover sheath that attaches to any tube holder
     
  • Sheath is activated by pushing ring of safety sheath forward until a click is heard or felt
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Portex Saf-T Wing(R) Blood Collection Sets
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • Winged needle safety for delicate venous blood draws; with or without pre-attached Saf-T Holder(R) device
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Retractable Technologies Vanish Point(R) Blood Collector
 
Retractable Technologies, Inc.
622 South Mill Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
888-703-1010
http://www.vanishpoint.com
 
  • The Vanish Point blood collection tube holder automatically retracts the phlebotomy needle directly from the patient into the tube holder, thus eliminating exposure to contaminated needle
     
  • Contains no natural rubber latex
     
  • Single-use feature prevents potential cross-contamination
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SIMS Needle-Pro Devices Arterial Blood Sampling
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • This needle protection device easily connects to luer lock or luer slip syringes and is designed primarily for arterial blood sampling syringes
     
  • The sturdy puncture resistant device easily locks into place and completely covers the contaminated needle when activated
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SIMS Venipuncture Needle Protection Devices
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • This device includes a disposable holder (to eliminate cross-contamination) and an integral needle protection device that may be used with all needle and vacuum tube blood sampling systems
     
  • Designed to provide a quick and effective means of needle-stick protection for phlebotomists, nurses and other clinicians
     
  • Reduces the percutaneous injury rate by 66%
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
StatSpin, Inc. SafeCrit(TM) Plastic Micro-hematocrit Tube
 
StatSpin, Inc.
800-782-8774
www2.thecia.net/users/statspin/safecrit.html
 
  • Plastic hematocrit tubes eliminate the risk of infectious disease transmitted by blood via broken glass
     
  • SafeCrit tubes are available with Heparin for "finger stick" samples or untreated for anticoagulated venous samples
     
  • Tubes available in 2 sizes: 40mm for uuse with StatSpin centrifuges and 75mm for use in conventional centrifuges
     

 

 
 
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Resource type
Article
Sharps Injury Prevention Program: A Step-by-Step Guide
 
Published by the American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Catalog No. 196311. This publication includes appendices on safe needle devices and manufacturers.
 
800-242-2626
 
 
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Resource type
Web site
American Nurses Association
 
This site, sponsored by the American Nurses Association (ANA), contains information about needlestick injuries, current legislation, and articles about safe needles. The ANA's online "Needlestick Prevention Guide" is a nicely done guide that helps practitioners understand the issues and advocate for themselves and their colleagues.
 
www.needlestick.org
 
California List of Needleless Systems and Needles With Engineered Sharps Injury Protection
 
This database of product information has been compiled by the state of California
 
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/ohb/SHARPS/disclaim.htm
 
CDC Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
 
Online guide for an effective sharps injury program.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/sharpssafety/
 
EPINET
 
This website is sponsored by the International Health Care Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia. It contains information about epidemiologic studies of needlestick injuries and prevention of occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens. It also contains information about safety devices and companies that distribute safe needle devices.
 
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/epinet/
 
Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
 
U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, updated September 30, 2005
 
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5409.pdf
 
NAPPSI List of Safety-Engineered Sharp Devices
 
The National Alliance for the Primary Prevention of Sharps Injuries provides this list of sharp devices.
 
http://www.nappsi.org/safety.shtml
 
NIOSH Directory of Contacts for Safe Needle Law Implementation
 
This NIOSH page provides contact information for individuals who are working on implementation of safe needle legislation in their states.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ndl-law-3.html
 
NIOSH Safer Medical Device Implementaion in Healthy Care Facilities: Sharing Lessons Learned
 
To assist health care facilities that are working through this process, NIOSH asked a small number of health care facilities to share their experiences on how they implemented safer medical devices in their settings. In this online resource, the facilities describe how each step was accomplished, and also discuss the barriers encountered and how they were resolved, and most importantly, lessons learned.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/bbp/safer/
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 
This website is sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. It provides a general overview of the needle stick problem and comments on safer devices and prevention of needlestick injuries.
 
http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/needlestick/index.html
 
OSHA Hospital e-tool: Needlesticks and Sharps Injuries
 
This website includes a description of the different types of sharps safety features, including animation that shows how the safety feature operates
 
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/sharps/sharps.html
 
Overview of State Needlestick Legislation
 
This website provides an overview of needle legislation in various states
 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ndl-law-1.html
 
PEPline (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) Hotline
 
PEPline, the National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline. This call-in center offers treating clinicians timely and current advice on managing occupational exposures (i.e., needlesticks, splashes, etc.) to HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne pathogens on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. The Center is a federally-funded resource that offers confidential expert advice for health care providers caring for persons with HIV/AIDS or managing occupational exposures. Services are free of charge.
 
1-888-448-4911
http://www.ucsf.edu/hivcntr
 
Premier Safety Institute
 
The Premier Safety Institute website provides valuable online resources for healthcare-related information and tools that enhance patient, worker, and environmental safety. From the website you can also subscribe to Premier Safety Share, a free, monthly electronic newsletter. The Premier Safety Institute is part of Premier, Inc., a national alliance of hospitals and healthcare systems representing more than 1,500 facilities.
 
http://www.premiersafetyinstitute.org
 
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies
 
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies (TDICT) is a collaborative effort of healthcare workers, product designers, and industrial hygienists dedicated to preventing exposure to blood through better design and evaluation of medical devices and equipment. TDICT has developed criteria for evaluation of medical devices, which are described online.
 
http://www.tdict.org
 
 
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