Catheters, Vascular, Infusion, Peripheral, Protective
Definition : Peripheral infusion vascular catheters that incorporate a plastic shielding mechanism that enables the user to pull or retract the introducer needle into the shield after withdrawing the needle from the vein; the shield locks over the needle. These protective catheters are used for accidental needlestick prevention during peripheral intravenous access using catheters.
Entry Terms : "Protective Peripheral Infusion Catheters" , "Needlestick Prevention Devices" , "Sharps Injury Prevention Devices"
UMDC code : 18331