Safety Vascular Access Needles
Cardiologists and Radiologists have traditionally been fairly resistant to using safety needles. SecureLoc is a very good replacement for standard introducer needles because it looks and feels just like a conventional product. This is very important to clinicians. One of the major complaints that Cardiologists and Radiologists have with existing safety introducer needles is that they don't feel like 'real introducer needles.'
This concern about the tactile response of the introducer needle has kept many clinicians using conventional introducer needles, despite the risk of injury. With the SecureLoc Safety Introducer Needle, Cardiologists and Radiologists can use a safety product that is like the needles they are used to, without compromising their own safety or that of their colleagues.
The SecureLoc Safety Introducer Needle is 7 cm (2¾ inches) long and is offered in18 gauge, 19 gauge, and 21 gauge sizes. The ergonomic hub design is crystal clear for easy flashback visualization. The needle has a proprietary coating for optimum insertion control. It has an unobstructed pass-through, which allows for easy threading of the guidewire. One of the unique features of this safety introducer needle is that the safety feature automatically senses the needle tip and locks out to encapsulate the needle – even over a guidewire! The size of the needle allows the product to be used not only in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology and general vascular access, but in a variety of categories that do not currently have a safety solution.
SecureLoc™ Safety Introducer Needle
The SecureLoc™ Safety Introducer Needle is safe and simple to use. It looks and acts just like a standard introducer needle. However, at the hub there is a small “safety capsule.”
This integral safety capsule automatically senses the end of the needle and instantly locks out to fully encapsulate the needle tip. This safety feature eliminates the risk of getting stuck with an introducer needle. (see figure 2)