Safety-catheter system reduces risk

Sept. 1, 1998
Health-care facilities will have another option for protecting their workers now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing clearance to the PROTECTIV™ ACUVANCE™ I.V. Safety Catheter. It is a new, easy-to-use I.V. catheter that reduces the risk of accidental needlesticks.

Health-care facilities will have another option for protecting their workers now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing clearance to the PROTECTIV™ ACUVANCE™ I.V. Safety Catheter. It is a new, easy-to-use I.V. catheter that reduces the risk of accidental needlesticks.

The catheter, designed and manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Medical, incorporates an internal needle-blunting system. This provides the health-care worker with an enhanced level of safety, while maintaining the flexibility of use necessary for optimum patient care.

Data shows that the use of safety-catheter devices can reduce needlesticks by as much as 84 percent.

For additional information, contact Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc. at (817) 467-0211.

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