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BD® Whitacre Spinal NRFit™ Needles

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The BD® Whitacre Spinal NRFit Needle is the needle you trust, now with ISO 80369-6 compliant safety features. Available in 8 sizes ranging from 88.9 mm to 119.1 mm and gauges from 22 G to 27 G, BD® Whitacre Spinal NRFit Needles also offer the option of thin walls (indicated as TW) for maximized flow through same gauged needles.

Features and Benefits

Identifiable safety

BD® Regional Anaesthesia NRFit™ Neuraxial Products are easily identifiable through every product and package having an NRFit™ label and a yellow component. 

Familiar use

With NRFit™ products from BD, the connection may be new, but the functionality and technique remain the same.

Seamless transition

Our team is committed to supporting a smooth transition to NRFit™ products.

BD® Whitacre needles yield a distinct tactile "click" or "pop" as the pencilpoint penetrates the dura, alerting the clinician of proper placement

Pencil-point needles like the BD® Whitacre spinal needles have been shown to minimize the risk of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) compared to larger gauge, cutting-point needles1,2,3.

The BD® Whitacre spinal needle is supported by 25+ independent published studies.

BD® Whitacre spinal needles’ clear hubs enable anaesthesiologists to visualize cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for proper needle placement.

Precision-formed side hole helps directional flow of anesthetic agents and helps reduce the possibility of straddling the dura4.

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  1. Buettner J, Wresch KP, Klose R. Postdural puncture headache: comparison of 25-gauge Whitacre and Quincke needles. Reg Anesth. 1993; 18(3): 166–169.
  2. Corbey MP, Bach AB, Lech K, et al. Grading of severity of postdural puncture headache after 27-gauge Quincke and Whitacre needles. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1997; 41(6): 779–784.
  3. Santanen U, Rautoma P, Luurila H, et al. Comparison of 27-gauge (0.41-mm) Whitacre and Quincke spinal needles with respect to post-dural puncture headache and non-dural puncture headache. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2004; 48(4): 474–479.
  4. Urmey WF, Stanton J, Bassin P, Sharrock NE. The Direction of the Whitacre Needle Aperture Affects the Extent and Duration of Isobaric Spinal Anesthesia. Anesth Analg 1997;84:33-41