Secure IV - Protected Short Peripheral I.V. Catheter with In-Line Checkvalve and Needleguard

SECURE IV® - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Short Peripheral Intravenous Catheter

 
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Description:

  When you remove Secure IV® from its sterile package, you will see:

1. End Cap,

2. Packaging Guard,

3. Sliding Needle Hub, which contains the flash chamber,

4. Needle Guard.

You can safely remove the packaging guard while keeping your hands behind the needle either by giving the top of the packaging guard a small push with your thumb, or pull back slightly on the sliding needle hub. Either method causes the packaging guard to just pop off.
If you pull back on the sliding needle hub, be sure to push it forward to its starting position prior to insertion. And don't forget to keep the end cap if you intend to use it later.

 

Secure IV® is designed with a needle stick protection device. Part of this mechanism is the sliding needle hub. The sliding needle hub should be gripped at the forward end

 

With the packaging guard removed you can see:

5. Needle Tip

6. Catheter Tube

7. Catheter Check Valve, also known as the automatic occlusion valve, and the push-off tab.
  Note that the proximal end of the automatic occlusion valve is color-coded to identify the catheter’s gauge. It’s also enclosed to help prevent contamination during handling. Facets around the sides provide you with an easy grip, while the smooth, flat bottom is more comfortable for patients and makes taping easier.

Procedure:

  • Begin by washing your hands and gloving. Consider the type and duration of the IV therapy when selecting the catheter gauge and site.
  • Prepare the site per hospital protocol. This may include applying a tourniquet and palpating the vein.
  • Clean the site with the appropriate antiseptic, and make sure the needle bevel is facing up. You can confirm this by noting that the push-off tab is in the up position.
  • Grasp Secure IV™ by placing the thumb and index finger of your dominant hand in the proper forward position on the ribbed side sections of the sliding needle hub.
  • Anchor the vein with gentle skin tension and insert the needle into the vein at a 15 to 30 degree angle to the skin.
  • Be sure to watch the flash chamber for blood to confirm vein penetration.
  • When venous access is confirmed, decrease the angle of the catheter body to the skin. At this lower angle, but not resting or dragging the catheter body on the skin, insert the needle and catheter an additional 1/8 inch.


    1. Single Hand Technique: Holding the sliding needle hub with your thumb and middle finger, place your forefinger on top of the needle guard against the front tab and push forward, threading the catheter into the vein. Be careful not to drag or press the device against the skin. Once the catheter is fully inserted, pull back the sliding needle hub until you hear an audible "click" and feel the sliding needle hub lock into place.
    2. Two Hand Technique: Holding the sliding needle hub with your thumb and middle finger, place your thumb behind the catheter check valve and push forward, threading the catheter into the vein. Keep the hand holding the sliding needle hub stationary. Be careful not to drag or press the device against the skin. Once the catheter is fully inserted, hold the catheter check valve in place with one hand, and with your other hand pull back the sliding needle hub until you hear an audible "click" and and feel the sliding needle hub lock into place.
    3. Alternate Two Hand Technique: Holding the sliding needle hub with your thumb and middle finger, grab the catheter check valve and pull forward, threading the catheter into the vein. Keep the hand holding the sliding needle hub stationary. Be careful not to drag or press the device against the skin. Once the catheter is fully inserted, hold the catheter check valve in place with one hand, and with your other hand pull back the sliding needle hub until you hear an audible "click" and and feel the sliding needle hub lock into place.

    There is no need to apply distal pressure. The catheter check valve prevents blood spill.

    Remember, you may feel a little more resistance than you're used to as the needle retracts through the automatic occlusion valve.

    CAUTION: DO NOT REINSERT NEEDLE INTO CATHETER AT ANY TIME

  • Give the needle guard a half turn counter-clockwise to release it from the catheter with the sharp enclosed. Because of Secure IVTM’s patented automatic occlusion valve, there is no need to occlude the vein with distal pressure.
  • After safely disposing of the needle guard in the proper sharps container, you now have two hands free to attach any ISO standard luer connection to actuate two-way flow.
  • Use a luer lock connection, a spin luer connection, or a syringe.
  • Do not use a luer without a lock. A slip fit luer does not offer enough friction for a properly tight connection that will not leak.
  • After proper flushing, you can also attach the end cap provided if you choose not to use the site immediately. Be sure to remove the cap prior to venous access in the future.
  • And don’t forget to follow your standard dressing protocol to secure the device for your patent’s safety and comfort.

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