A Host of Advantages

• IV access and blood collections can be obtained with one stick, lessening the pain and anxiety in all patients, especially pediatrics

• Prevents the collapse of veins during blood collection, allowing blood to be obtained from very small or fragile veins

• Offers the primary prevention of needlestick injuries by eliminating needles and providing for a safer environment for medical personnel and patients

• Allows blood to be collected in a closed needleless system after attachment to the catheter, decreasing exposure to bloodborne pathogens

• Subsequent injections can be given intravenously rather than intramuscularly, eliminating further needles and providing comfort to the patient

• Alleviates undue stress in pediatric patients and their families, as blood is collected in a controlled setting, relieving their anxiety after the initial venous access

• Reduces the number of medical personnel needed to attend to an uncooperative pediatric patient; therefore, reducing costs

• Allows the blood specimen to be collected in a sterile environment, which is superior to finger or heel sticks in patients

• Provides the exact amount of blood for desired laboratory tests to be withdrawn, reducing the dangers of anemia

• Minimizes shear forces, thereby reducing lysed specimens that contribute to additional blood draws due to undependable lab results

• Cost effective to the medical facility

• No specialized training is needed for medical personnel to operate the device