BD Cathena safety IV catheter with BD Multiguard technology

The Safety IV catheter optimized – It’s in our DNA

BD Cathena is the all-in-one safety IV catheter from BD. This highly evolved catheter has your priorities - efficiency, safety, accuracy and adaptability- woven into its DNA1

BD provides clinicians with a portfolio of safety products that meet individual clinician needs as well as the specific requirements for clinicians inserting and maintaining peripheral IV catheters for their patients.

BD offers a comprehensive product portfolio of safety and non-safety IV catheter solutions with features and benefits going beyond needle shielding to ensure the catheter is designed to dwell for the duration of the patients therapy in accordance with policies & procedures, standards and guidelines3.

BD Cathena Safety IV Catheter with Multiguard Technology is the first ergonomically designed catheter incorporating Multiguard technology designed to provide a safe insertion reducing the risk of blood exposure to the clinician and patient while protecting them from accidental needlesticks for a confident, professional IV catheter procedure.

BD Multiguard Technology

Eliminates the need for venous compression during subsequent connections and disconnections, reducing your clinicians’ exposure to bloodborne pathogens.††

Increased Safety

BD Cathena catheter has a passive safety system that shields the needle as it’s withdrawn, providing added protection for your staff. 2††

First Stick Success

BD Instaflash needle technology provides immediate feedback of successful vessel entry, which may reduce the number of insertion attempts and the associated expense.
The BD Cathena safety IV catheter triple flash system then provides two further opportunities for confirmation— in the flash chamber and in the catheter hub—increasing opportunities for success.

Minimized phlebitis

BD Vialon biomaterial softens up to 70% in the vein, enabling longer dwell times and reducing the chance of mechanical phlebitis by up to 50%.3‡

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BD Cathena Multiguard Technology peripheral IV catheter animation – The safety IV catheter optimized

BD Cathena is the new all-in-one safety IV catheter from BD. This highly evolved catheter has your priorities- efficiency, safety, accuracy and adaptability – woven into its DNA.

Please note, not all products, services or features of products and services may be available in your local area. Please check with your local BD representative.


† For up to 10 seconds and once the catheter has been accessed by a luer device 10 times, venous compression may be required.

††Compared to a non-safety, non-blood control catheter

‡ Compared to a fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) catheter

  1. Onia R, Eshun-Wilson I, Arce C, et al. Evaluation of a new safety peripheral IV catheter designed to reduce mucocutaneous blood exposure. Curr Med Res Opin. 2011;27(7):1339-1346.
  2. Mendelson MH, Lin-Chen BY, Finkelstein-Blond L, et al. Evaluation of a safety IV catheter (IVC) (Becton Dickinson, Insyte Autoguard): final report (abstract). Presented at: Eleventh Annual Scientific Meeting Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; 2001.
  3. Maki DG, Ringer M. Risk factors for infusion-related phlebitis with small peripheral venous catheters. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1991;114:845-854.

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