Introcan Safety® 

Introcan Safety® Gets the Job Done

IV access is an indispensable element of today’s infusion therapy. However, this invasive procedure continues to be associated with potential risks.1 At B. Braun, we developed the Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters with the guiding principle of making the job of IV access safe for the clinician. Introcan Safety gets the job done in every unit of the hospital, from the OR to the ICU to oncology.

Working together with clinical experts, B. Braun continues its proud tradition of excellence in safety with the Introcan Safety Family of IV Catheters. From insertion to catheter deployment to needle removal, clinicians are protected by a system that is activated automatically and cannot be bypassed. Learn more about how the B. Braun Introcan Safety Family can build confidence for clinicians and increase comfort for patients.

B. Braun is a proud sponser of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) and the Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA).

Making Access Safe for Clinicians

Needlestick injuries continue to be one of the highest risks clinicians will face during their daily routine. Studies show that passive, fully automatic safety devices are proven to be two times better than a semi-automatic ‘push-button’ safety shield and three times better than a manually sliding shield.1 With B. Braun’s Family of Introcan Safety® IV catheters, you are protected by a truly automatic passive safety device.

Our safety mechanism automatically engages upon needle removal, and can NOT be bypassed.

Making Access Efficient

Multiple attempts to establish IV access can lead to a delay in treatment plus an increase in material cost and time. The Double Flashback Technology of the Introcan Safety® family of IV catheters supports first stick success through quick visual confirmation that the vessel has been punctured by both the needle and the catheter.

Making Access Convenient

Nine out of 10 nurses reported that absence of blood leakage during short peripheral IV catheter insertion is important.2 The one-time Blood Control Septum on Introcan Safety 2 and the multi-access Blood Control Septum on Introcan Safety 3 are designed to restrict the flow of blood from the catheter hub after needle removal until first connection of a luer access device.

Survey findings show that the average cost per cleanup (when there's blood leakage from the catheter hub) is $0.30 for the gauze, absorbent drapes, towels, and sheets used per event.2 The cost may not seem expensive, but it adds up over time. The use of blood control IV catheters is designed to reduce cleanup time and materials.2

Making Access Intuitive

Based on a study, 9 out of 10 clinicians did not have to change their insertion technique and found Introcan Safety 2 clinically acceptable.3

Introcan Safety IV Catheter

Support Economic and Environmental Savings

Introcan Safety Family 
  • Generate less waste with smaller, lighter components
  • Save money and avoid throwing away unused components (compared to integrated catheters.)
  • Cut costs by reducing needlesticks and cleanup time and materials
  • PVC-Free, DEHP-Free and Latex-Free design protects the environment

Although safety devices were introduced over a decade ago, preventing needlestick injuries continues to be a major concern. With the B. Braun Introcan Safety IV Catheter, you are protected by a truly passive safety device that is activated automatically and cannot be by-passed. No extra time-consuming steps are required to ensure healthcare worker and patient safety.

The Universal Bevel needle allows for a wider choice of insertion angles which makes insertions more comfortable for patients. With this easy-to-use safety IV catheter and its Double Flashback Technology, you can be confident of successful needle and catheter placement every time. And, with half the plastic content of other safety IV catheters, you can significantly reduce storage space and medical waste.

Introcan Safety 2 One Time Blood Control

Introcan Safety 3 Closed IV Catheter

The only fully automatic passive safety IV catheter with multiple access blood control and passive needlestick protection

As part of our continued effort to provide products that address the critical issues of infection prevention and healthcare worker and patient safety, B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) has developed the Introcan Safety 3 Closed IV Catheter, which automatically prevents needlesticks and blood exposure.

Its passive safety needle shield cannot be bypassed, aiding in the prevention of needlestick injuries. The multiple-access blood control septum aids in the prevention of blood exposure each time the catheter hub is accessed. Introcan Safety 3’s integrated stabilization platform improves catheter stability and minimizes movement within the vessel, reducing a number of catheter related complications. In addition, the advanced hub design allows for easier connections and less touch contamination while the catheter’s smooth ergonomic surface optimizes patient comfort.

Introcan Safety Deep Access IV Catheters

The new Introcan Safety® Deep Access IV Catheters are designed to facilitate ultrasound-guided procedures where access to deeper veins is desired. These types of IV procedures are usually required for patients with difficult vascular access, including overweight/obese patients.3 Short PIVCs have been associated with several complications related to deeper vessels, such as catheter-related thrombophlebitis, dislodgment, and infiltration.1, 3-4 The Introcan Safety Deep Access IV Catheters are designed to allow clinicians to leave more catheter in the vessel and help reduce the risk of complications.

Introcan Safety Benefits

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters with Passive Safety Technology:

Deploy Automatically

  • Safety feature requires no user activation — no button, twists or clicks
  • Safety shield stays in place through disposal

Cannot Be Bypassed

  • Unique, patented safety design automatically engages safety shield upon needle withdrawal
  • Safety shield protects needle tip to prevent needlestick injury without any additional steps

Promote Compliance

  • Encourages best practice by preventing needle reinsertion

B. Braun Introcan Safety 3’s multiple-access blood control septum:

Automatically controls blood exposure­

  • Reduce exposure to blood when the needle is removed and every time the hub is accessed
  • Less stress for you and your patients
  • Reduce clean up time and materials

Allows access to the hub multiple times­

  • For blood collection, boluses or set changes without having to worry about blood leakage

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters help improve first stick success with:


Double Flashback Technology

  • Helps ensure first stick success and patient comfort through quick visualization of both needle and catheter flashback
  • Promotes best practice by reducing the need to remove and reinsert the needle in order to confirm catheter placement, as may occur with other "instant flash" systems
  • Needle Flash confirms the needle is in the vein
  • Catheter Flash confirms catheter placement

Push-Off Plate

  • Facilitates easy, one-hand catheter advancement
  • Acts as a bevel orientation indicator

Locking Bevel Indicator

  • Confirms correct bevel orientation (up)
  • Adds stability during catheter advancement

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters enhance patient comfort with:

 

Universal Bevel Design

  • Proprietary needle design to make catheter insertion more comfortable for patients
  • Unique geometry provides a wide choice of insertion angles to aid in accessing difficult veins
  • Super-sharp needle bevel helps improve patient comfort
  • Creates a V-shaped, tricuspid incision versus a lancet cut for easier catheter insertion, less tissue tearing and faster healing

Optimized Catheter Lubrication

  • Provides smooth, comfortable catheter advancement

Choice of Catheter Material

  • Provides more comfortable indwelling performance options 
  • Polyurethane (PUR) for softer, more comfortable, longer indwelling and kink resistance (Introcan Safety® and Introcan Safety® 3)
  • Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) with firmer construction for arterial access (Introcan Safety® only)

 

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters is designed to be easy to use:

  • No extra steps needed to prepare the catheter for insertion. It is ready to go right out of the package
  • Safety shield deploys automatically and requires no activation — no buttons, no twists, no clicks to remember
  • Push-Off Plate acts as a bevel orientation indicator and facilitates easy one-handed catheter advancement
  • Locking Bevel Indicator confirms correct bevel orientation and adds stability during catheter advancement
  • Removable flash plug permits attachment of a syringe for aspiration or other special procedures
  • Promotes compliance by preventing needle reinsertion

The B. Braun Introcan Safety® Family of IV Catheters helps you cut costs and “go green.”

  • Generate less waste with smaller, lighter components
  • Save money and avoid throwing away unused components (compared to integrated catheters)
  • Cut costs by reducing needlesticks and cleanup time and materials
  • Not made with PVC, DEHP, or natural rubber
References
  1. Tosini W, Ciotti C, Goyer F, Lolom I, L’Heriteau F, Abiteboul D, et al. Needlestick Injury Rates According to Different Types of Safety-Engineered Devices: Results of a French Multicenter Study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Apr; 31(4):402-7
  2. Richardson D, “Reducing blood exposure risks and costs associated with SPIVC insertion”, Nursing Management, vol. 42, no. 12, Dec 2011 (reprint p. 1-4).
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