The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution

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The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution

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Practice-Advancing Solution

Safer, less stressful procedures are possible with needle-free blood draws using the practice-advancing BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution1,2,3,4,5

Improve patient satisfaction during the hospital stay with the PIVO™ Needle-free Blood Collection Device.6

The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution is advancing the standard of care by minimizing the number of needlesticks for patients by using an existing PIVC to collect a high-quality, reliable blood sample.7


Innovation in Patient Care

Help patients by removing the needle from 
blood draws

Product Components

An improved blood draw technique

See how BD is making needle-free blood collection possible.

The PIVO™ Blood Collection Device is designed to overcome traditional barriers, delivering a high-quality, reliable blood sample.7,12 By extending beyond the suboptimal draw conditions around the IV, the blood collection device can reach vessel locations where blood flow is optimal for aspiration.

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    How it Works

    See how the BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution makes blood
    draws easy6,14

    Overcome traditional peripheral IV line draw challenges

    The Blood Collection Device in Action

    See what people are saying about the BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution

    Trust in the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device and the ExT™ Stabilized Extension Set with NearPort™ IV Access to elevate the standard of care while instilling confidence and enhancing experience for both patients and clinicians.6

    Help alleviate anxiety associated with repetitive needlesticks.15

    Create lasting value for your hospital.

    The thing that tells me about the potential of this device is to see the reaction of the patient.

    Patrick Charmel,
    CEO Griffin Hospital

    Improving Clinical Quality and Experiences

    The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution reduces needlesticks and enhances care experience1**

    Reduce vascular access complications

    Reducing needlesticks helps create a safer clinical environment and preserves vessel health for future access for blood sampling and treatment.5 Reliable peripheral line draws may also reduce the reliance and associated risk of central line draws.16  The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution and BD portfolio of vascular access products are designed to help improve peripheral vascular health7 and advance the standard of care.

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    Improve patient experience

    Ease the fear and anxiety many patients associate with repetitive needlesticks. Patients who received daily blood draws with the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device rated their preference 9.1 out of 10 when compared to venipuncture.15   With innovation designed to remove the needle from blood draws, provide high-quality reliable samples13,14 and lower IV replacement rates7 you may realize clinical efficiency while also improving the patient experience.   

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    Maximize economic benefits

    Redrawing blood samples is costly and may result in treatment delays, elevating hospital costs.5 The PIVO™ Blood Collection Device helps deliver high-quality samples, while reducing the possibility of preanalytical lab errors and sample recollects, helping patients receive the right treatment at the right time.7,14 Its needle-free design helps to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries for clinicians.17

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    Boost hospital reputation

    A safe, comfortable and efficient hospital stay lets patients know they are your top priority. The PIVO™ Blood Collection Device helps you reduce needlesticks7, enhancing patient experience and instilling confidence.6 Satisfied, comfortable patients that experience safe, efficient procedures improve both the public perception of your hospital, and its bottom line.8,18,19

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    Streamline clinical efficiency with high-quality samples (14)
    • Streamline clinical efficiency with high-quality samples (14)
    • Create lasting value and boost hospital reputation (18)
    • Alleviate patient anxiety and fear from repetitive needlesticks (15)
    • See how the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device is advancing 
practice for hospitals

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    • Christine, ICU Nurse

      Safeguard clinicians by reducing risk of needlestick injuries


    • Victoria, Floor Nurse

      Deliver a more comfortable stay for patients


    • Joan, DVA Patient

      Elevate the blood collection experience for patients


    Frequently Asked Questions

    The PIVO™ Needle-free Blood Collection Device and the ExT™ Stabilized Extension Set with NearPort™ IV Access provides high-quality blood samples with a flexible internal flow tube that advances through the PIVC, beyond the catheter tip for more favorable draw conditions.14

    The PIVO™ Blood Collection Device has been shown in clinical and healthy human studies to provide reliable, high-quality blood draws from peripheral IV catheter lines.7 In addition to  providing high-quality blood draws with low rates of hemolysis, the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device may have a positive impact on patient experience by reducing repetitive needlesticks.6

    The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution is fully compatible with the BD portfolio of blood collection products, including BD Vacutainer® Luer-Lok™ Access Device and BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes, as well as the BD Insyte™ Autoguard™ Safety IV Catheter and BD Cathena™ Safety IV Catheter portfolio of products.

    Up to 90% of hospitalized patients will require IV therapy.9

    The PIVO™ Blood Collection Device can have a positive impact on the patient experience by reducing the pain and discomfort from multiple needlesticks, while saving clinician time by reducing the risk of preanalytical lab errors and sample re-collects which leads to improved economic outcomes.7

    The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution helps alleviate pain associated with repetitive needlesticks encountered over a hospital stay by removing the needle from the blood draw procedure and by accessing optimal draw conditions through an existing PIVC while minimizing disruption to patient's sleep and healing process.6,21

    Compared with venipuncture, patients who received daily phlebotomy collections rated their overall experience a 9.1 out of 10 using the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device.1,15

    The BD Peripheral Line Draw solution includes the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device and the Ext™ Stabilized Extension Set. Together these products help to reduce the number of sticks associated with venipuncture and IV replacement7 helping to preserve vessel health for future access.5 Reliable peripheral line draws may also provide an alternative to the reliance and associated risks of central line draws.16

    The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution enables a streamlined clinical efficiency with an innovative and easy to use PIVC line draw solution, helping clinicians access a high-quality and reliable venous blood draw.6,14

    Performing a needle-free blood draw reduces the risk of an accidental needlestick injury.

    Needle phobia terminology differs throughout literature and includes terms that are often used interchangeably: scared of needles, fear of needles, needle fear, Blood-Injection Injury (BII) phobia, fear of injections, and needle anxiety.

    If your patients have needle phobia, it could lead to avoidance behavior. This includes exacerbated avoidance of treatment, blood donations, and vaccinations -- all which can negatively impact patient care.22,23

    The most common device-related approach for addressing needle phobia is utilizing innovations that include smaller/thinner needles, followed by needle-free options.24,25

    Yes, the addition of Velano Vascular and its innovative PIVO™ Blood Collection Device allows BD to help health care providers move closer to the aspirational vision of the “One-Stick Hospital Stay,” by utilizing a PIVC that lasts the length of a patient's hospital stay.

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    2. Hambleton VL, Gomez IA, Andreu, FAB. Venipuncture versus peripheral catheter: do infusions alter laboratory results? JEN. 2014;40(1):20-26.
    3. Halm M, Gleaves M. Obtaining blood samples from peripheral intravenous catheters: best practice? Am J Crit Care. 2009;18 474-478 10.4037/ajcc2009686
    4. Fradet C, McGrath PJ, Kay J, Adams S, Luke B. A prospective survey of reactions to blood tests by children and adolescents. Pain. 1990;40:53-60.
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    6. Cadacio C, Nachamkin I. A novel needle-free blood draw device for sample collection from short peripheral catheters. JIN. 2017;40(3):156-162.
    7. Pendleton B, LaFaye R. Multicenter study of needle-free blood collection system for reducing specimen error and intravenous catheter replacement. J Healthc Qual. 2022;44(2):e24-e30. doi:10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000331
    8. Webster A. Easing patient fears can raise HCAHPS scores. Healthleaders Media. 2011
    9. Helm RE, Klausner JD, Klemperer JD, et al. Accepted but unacceptable; peripheral IV catheter failure: Infus Nurs Society. 2015;38(3):189-203.
    10. Green SF. The cost of poor blood specimen quality and errors in preanalytical processes. Clin Biochem. 2013;46:1175-1179. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2013.06.001
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    13. Adams S, Toroni B, Lele M. Effect of the PIVO device on the procedure of phlebotomy from peripheral IV catheters. Nurs Res Pract. 2018:7380527.  doi:10.1155/2018/7380527
    14. Natali R, Wand C, Doyle K, Noguez JH. Evaluation of a new venous catheter blood draw device and its impact on specimen hemolysis rates. Pract Lab Med. 2018;10:38-43. doi:10.1016/j.plabm.2018.01.002
    15. Mulloy DF, Lee SM, Gregas M, Hoffman KE, Ashley SW. Effect of peripheral IV based blood collection on catheter dwell time, blood collection, and patient response. Appl Nurs Res. 2018;40:76-79. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2017.12.006
    16. Kuriakose L. Decreasing central line associated bloodstream infection through limiting the use of central venous catheters for routine blood draws. J Dr Nurs Pract. 2020:13(2):173-183.doi:10.1891/JDNP-D-19-00071
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    20. Goel D, Smitthimedhin A, Yadav B, et al. Ultrasound-detected venous changes associated with peripheral intravenous placement in children. JAVA. 2020;25(1)36-42.
    21. Matthews EE. Sleep disturbances and fatigue in critically ill patients. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2011:22(3):204-224. doi:10.1097/NCI.0b013e31822052cb
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    *As compared to short peripheral catheters.
    **Compared to a traditional blood draw.

    Please consult product labels and inserts for indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, precautions and directions for use.

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