Needles, Injection, Epidural, Protective
Definition : Epidural injection needles designed to provide needlestick protection during and following insertion and removal of the needle in the space that separates the spine's outermost membrane (dura mater) from the enclosing vertebrae in the spinal cord (i.e., epidural space). Protective epidural injection needles usually include some manually and/or automatically activated mechanism (e.g., a safety clip located in the hub of the catheter) intended to shield the needle after use or, by some other means, to reduce possibility of contact between the healthcare provider and the sharp needle.
Entry Terms : "Epidural Needles, Protective" , "Protective Needles" , "Needlestick Prevention Devices" , "Sharps Injury Prevention Devices"
UMDC code : 22534