BD Insyte Autoguard shielded IV catheter

Advance safety at the push of a button

The well-established BD Insyte Autoguard shielded IV catheter incorporates advanced safety features including a push button that instantly retracts the needle, helping reduce the risk of accidental needlestick injuries. It also features notched needle technology that lets you easily visualise blood return along the catheter, which can potentially improve first stick success by providing clinicians with immediate vessel entry confirmation.

Enhanced safety

BD push-button needle shielding technology is demonstrated to reduce needlestick injuries by 95%.1*

Minimised phlebitis

BD Vialon biomaterial softens up to 70% in the vein, enabling longer dwell times2† and reducing the chance of mechanical phlebitis by up to 50%.2†

First-stick success

BD Instaflash needle technology on 20-G, 22-G and 24-G products incorporate a notched needle, which may improve first-stick success and reduce painful hit-and-miss insertions.

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* Compared to a nonsafety IV catheter

† Compared to a fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) catheter

  1. 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.
  2. Maki DG, Ringer M. Risk factors for infusion-related phlebitis with small peripheral venous catheters. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:845-854.

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