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Safety IV Catheters

Safety IV catheters are used to access the bloodstream for IV administration of drugs and for aspiration of blood while keeping healthcare worker safe.

BD Insyte Autoguard Shielded IV Catheter

Proven to effectively reduce needlesticks BD Insyte Autoguard shielded IV catheters mean added safety for you. They’re the safety-engineered version of the popular BD Insyte IV catheter. The patented BD Autoguard push-button shielding technology is proven to effectively safeguard healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries. Clinicians have indicated that the BD Insyte Autogard Shielded IV catheter result in a marked and significant reduction in IV stylet-related injuries.

The PROTECTIV® and PROTECTIV® PLUS Safety I. V. Catheters pioneered the movement to innovative safety design that protect the healthcare worker from the risks associated with accidental needlestick injuries.

For more than a decade, PROTECTIV® Safety I.V. Catheters have been the trusted choice of healthcare professionals. It’s easy to see why. PROTECTIV® Safety I.V. Catheter offers distinct product safety features, with documented results that prove its success in reducing accidental needlesticks.

Most importantly, the choice of catheter materials, FEP polymer and radiopaque polyurethane, and needlepoint design of the PROTECTIV® Safety I.V. Catheter eases conversion to safety.


  • Proven to reduce accidental needlesticks by 84%
  • Safely encases the needle—with a “click”—as the catheter is advanced
  • A push-off tab helps keep both hands behind the needle
  • Features optically clear yet radiopaque OCRILON® Polyurethane for longer indwelling and fewer complications

Product Features

  • Compatible with customary technique
  • Documented results proven to reduce accidental needlesticks
  • Universal color coded to indicate catheter gauge at a glance