IV Catheters

The Right Technologies to Care for You and Your Patients

Understanding our customer and patient needs is a key priority at BD. The proprietary technologies you'll find in all our IV catheters are designed with advanced features to help clinicians provide the best patient care and improve clinical outcomes. These technologies are focused on minimizing the number of sticks and unnecessary IV starts per patient, enabling a better patient experience.


BD Nexiva™ Closed IV Catheter System

Seamless Patient Care with an IV Catheter that Lasts

Nexiva   The BD Nexiva™ Closed IV Catheter System, the first of its kind, all-in-one closed system IV catheter, is designed to minimize the risk of IV catheter failure.1
  • Built-in stabilization platform minimizes movement that can lead to catheter complications, restarts, and associated costs2‡
  • Demonstrated a median dwell time of 144 hours for catheters in place ≥ 24 hours in a 2014 clinical study
  • Integrated systems minimize the number of manipulations which may lead to touch contamination and accidental disconnections4,5+
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BD Nexiva™ Diffusics™ Closed IV Catheter System

Performance under Pressure

Diffusics   The BD Nexiva™ Diffusics™ Closed IV Catheter System is designed to address common CT IV challenges, including those faced during high-pressure injections.
  • Reduces forces that cause catheter motion in the vein by up to 67%*
  • Allows use of a smaller gauge catheter for high-flow protocols (22 gauge up to 6.5 mL/sec)*
  • Reduces need to replace existing equipment with high-pressure capable devices
  • Includes all of the benefits of the BD Nexiva™ Closed IV Catheter System design
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BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ BC Shielded IV Catheter with Blood Control Technology

Caring for You and Your Patients

  The BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ BC Shielded IV Catheter is designed with distinctive features tailored for the clinician's safety and performance, while focusing on enhancing the patient's experience.
  • BD blood control technologies minimize blood exposure,** cleanup time, and use of supplies associated with blood spills6
  • Fully encapsulated needle-tip protection demonstrated to reduce needlesticks by 95%7††
  • BD Instaflash™ Needle Technology incorporates a notched needle which may improve first-stick success
  • BD Vialon™ Biomaterial softens up to 70% in the vein, enabling lower dwell times9††
Learn more about the BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ BC catheter >


* Compared to a non-diffusion tip IV catheter.
When used with an IV site securement dressing.
1.    O'Grady NP, Alexander, M, Burns LA, et al. Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. CDC. 2011:36.
2. Bausone-Gazda D, Lefaiver CA, Walters SA. A randomized controlled trial to compare the complications of 2 peripheral intravenous cateheter-stabilizatoin systems. J Infus Nurs. 2010;33(6):371-384.
Compared to B. Braun Introcan Safety® catheter with Bard Statlock® IV Ultra stabilization device.
3. González López J, Arribi Vilela A, Fernández Del Palacio E, et al. Indwell times, complications and costs of open vs closed safety peripheral intravenous catheters: a randomized study. J Hosp Infect. 2014;86(2):117-126.
§ Compared to 96 hours with an open system.
4. Infusion Nurses Society. Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice. J Infus Nurs. 2011;34(1S):S46.
5. Alexander M, Corrigan A, Gorski L, et al. Infusion nursing: an evidence based approach. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:410.
+ Compared to a non-integrated IV catheter.
6. Richardson D, Kaufman L. Reducing blood exposure risks and costs associated with SPIVC insertion. Nurs Manage. 2011;42(12):31-34.
** Compared to a non-blood control IV catheter.
7. Mendelson MH, Lin-Chen BY, Finkelstein-Blond L, Bailey E, Kogan G. Evaluation of a safety IV catheter (IVC) (Becton Dickinson, Insyte Autoguard): final report [abstract]. Eleventh Annual Scientific Meeting Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. 2001.
†† Compared to a non-safety IV catheter.
8. Maki DG, Ringer M. Risk factors for infusion-related phlebitis with small peripheral venous catheters. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:845-854.
‡‡ Compared to an FEP catheter.


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