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BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ Shielded IV Catheter

Advanced safety at the push of a button

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The 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 allows quick blood visualisation at the point of insertion that may help improve first-stick success and therefore reduce insertion attempts.

Features and Benefits
Enhanced Safety

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

First-Stick Success

BD Instaflash™ needle technology on 20-24 G products may improve first-stick success and reduce painful hit-and-miss insertions.

Reduced complications

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†

Insertion success in sight

BD Instaflash™ needle technology incorporates a notched needle, which clinically demonstrated improved first-attempt insertion success, reducing painful hit-and-miss insertions.3


Reduces the risk of phlebitis

Proprietary BD Vialon™ biomaterial softens up to 70% in the vein2†, enabling longer dwell times and reducing the chance of mechanical phlebitis by up to 50%.2†


Variety of configurations to meet your preference.

The BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ catheters come with or without wings depending on your preference.


Helps control during insertion

Provides safe handling of a withdrawn needle without reducing its ease of insertion.4


Care for the caregiver

Push-button shielding technology with fully encapsulated needle have shown to reduce needlestick injuries by 95% without reducing its ease of insertion.1


Related Videos

BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ Family instructional video



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.


* 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.
  3. Van Loon FHJ, Timmerman R, den Brok GPH, Korsten EHM, Dierick-van Daele ATM, Bouwman ARA. The impact of a notched peripheral intravenous catheter on the first attempt success rate in hospitalized adults: block-randomized trial. JVA. DOI: 10.1177/1129729821990217.
  4. Asai T, Matsumoto 5, Matsumoto H, Yamamoto K, Shingu K. Prevention of needle-stick injury. Efficacy of a safeguarded intravenous cannula. Anaesthesia. 1999 Mar;Se(3):258-61.

BD-37378 (09/2021)