VantageCath is a new peripheral IV catheter designed to not only prevent unexpected needlestick injuries, but also to eliminate the spillage of blood during the IV placement. The device is a product of a firm called Advantage Medical Devices from Solana Beach, CA.
From the product page:
The VantageCath is an innovative peripheral Intravenous (IV) Catheter Safety System designed to significantly reduce blood borne pathogen exposure without compromising the “pop and glide” that users want and need. Utilizing a patented “closed hub” design, blood is contained during the entire cannulation and needle retraction process. This eliminates the need to tamponade above the site of the IV catheter and allows the provider to have both hands free to secure the IV and attach tubing using sterile technique.
In addition to the protection from blood borne pathogen exposure delivered by the VantageCath, there are many features that providers and patients will appreciate:
Built-in saline lock Improved flash for confident cannulation Safe and easy blood draws Rapid delivery of life saving drugs — 20% reduction in tubing distance Eliminates need to loop tubing Built-in needle-free access Flawless needle retraction mechanism Rotating L-Tube allows for easy access to luer-lock port
Frontline providers have had to make do with the safety engineered IV catheters made available to them in the clinical setting; compromising their relationships with patients who must endure multiple sticks, a bloody mess and the risk of an infection. The VantageCath offers a significant improvement in protection and utility. More importantly, the opportunity to gain back the confidence that the patient’s IV start will be safe and effective.
Product page: VantageCath…
Press release: Advantage Medical Devices Receives FDA Clearance for VantageCath…