LifeShield Supercath 5 Catheter
Helps reduce blood exposure and needlestick injury risk
The Lifeshield® Supercath® 5 integral check valve and fully encased needle protection help reduce healthcare worker risk to blood exposure and needlestick injuries.1
- Integral check valve‡ helps reduce healthcare worker exposure risk to blood and bloodborne pathogens during venipuncture and initial IV administration set connection1
- Retractable and fully encased needle protection helps reduce risks posed to healthcare workers from inadvertent needlesticks1
- Side-notched introducer needle provides visual confirmation of vessel entry1
- Advancing tab helps facilitate one-hand insertion and compliance with “no-touch” contamination protocols2
- Ribbed grip helps clinician keep catheter in place during insertion
‡ The built-in check valve, together with the clinician’s finger pressure on the blood vessel, helps reduce blood flashback when the needle is withdrawn. The built-in check valve is not intended to stop bleeding completely.
For more information, contact your Hospira sales representative or call 1-877-946-7747.
For safe and proper use, please refer to the Instructions for Use.
1. Medikit Supercath® 5 510(k) summary. January 20, 2014.
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3. U.S. markets for vascular access devices and accessories. Vancouver (BC): iData Research Inc.; December 2012. No.: iDATA_USVA13_RPT.
4. Richardson D, Kaufman L. Reducing blood exposure risks and costs associated with SPIVC insertion. Nurs Manage. 2011;42(12):31-34.