The BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder helps guard against costly, potentially debilitating needlesticks, allowing caregivers to focus on superior patient care.
BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Sets are single-use, double-ended, medical grade stainless steel needles. They have a threaded hub that fits into the threads of all BD Vacutainer Holders. The venipuncture end of the needle has a point specially designed to enter the skin easily during venipuncture. The needle is lubricated with silicone. They are available in 3/4 inch lengths in 21, 23 and 25 gauge, with 7” or 12” tubing, and with or without pre-attached holder. Needle size and lot number are printed on each individual package.
Products have a latex-free sleeve covering the non-patient (NP) needle that prevents leakage of blood into the holder during blood collection. The tubes slide into the holder and are pushed onto the NP needle, allowing the vacuum in the tube to draw blood to a predetermined level.
As with the current BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Set (PBBCS), the new product's in-vein activation of the safety device provides split-second protection against accidental needlestick injuries (NSIs). One hospital medical center reported an 88% reduction in the incidence of NSIs involving butterfly needles with zero NSIs in the final 21 months of the period following the implementation of the BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Sets.