PIVO™ PIVO™ Needle-Free Blood Draw Device

PIVO™ Pro Needle-free Blood Collection Device—compatible with 22 G IVs or larger


Transform the care experience with longer-lasting peripheral IV catheters that enable needle-free blood draws1,2

The PIVO™ Pro Needle-free Blood Collection Device is designed to achieve the first and only compatibility with integrated and long peripheral IV catheters, including the new Nexiva™ Closed IV Catheter System with NearPort™ IV Access in addition to traditional short IV catheters.

BD is transforming clinical workflows and their outcomes1,2 by combining the proprietary technologies of closed IV catheter systems that have shown to improve dwell times and reduce complications with a needle-free blood collection device to overcome traditional IV and blood collection challenges.2

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

The PIVO™ Pro Needle-free Blood Collection Device advances a flexible flow tube through the IV catheter to access optimal blood draw conditions, overcoming traditional hurdles to collect high-quality, reliable blood samples.11

The PIVO™ Pro Blood Collection Device has been shown in clinical and healthy human studies to provide reliable, high-quality blood draws from peripheral IV catheter lines.*,2 In addition to providing high-quality blood draws with low rates of hemolysis, the PIVO™ Pro Blood Collection Device may have a positive impact on patient experience by reducing repetitive needlesticks and redraws that may result in care delays.12

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

The PIVO™ Pro  Blood Collection Device provides compassionate care that alleviates fear and anxiety associated with repetitive needlesticks by reducing IV replacement2,13 and using existing access for blood draws11 with minimal disruption to a patient's sleep and healing process.14-16

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.13

The BD Peripheral Line Draw Solution includes the PIVO™ Pro Blood Collection Device and Nexiva™ Closed IV Catheter System with NearPort™ IV Access. Together these products help to reduce the number of sticks associated with venipuncture and IV replacement2 helping to preserve vessel health for future access.4 Reliable peripheral line draws may also provide an alternative to the reliance and associated risks of central line draws.19

Streamline clinical workflow with a innovative line draw solution that optimizes IV performance to effectively perform reliable blood draws and reduce IV replacements, empowering clinician confidence at each patient encounter.2,5

Performing a needle-free blood draw and reducing the number of sticks associated with sample recollections and IV replacements reduces the potential risk of an accidental needlestick injury.2

It preserves your patient’s vessel health4 by maximizing first stick success,18 minimizing IV replacements, and using existing access for blood draws.2,11

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.20,21

The most common device-related approach for addressing needle phobia is utilizing innovations that include smaller/thinner needles, followed by needle-free options.22,23

*Clinical studies were done on previous generations of the PIVO™ Blood Collection Device and Nexiva™ Catheter System. PIVO™ Pro and Nexiva™ with NearPort IV Access are the next generations of their respective product families.

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