BD Launches New Safety Blood Collection Needle with Flashback Chamber
10 Oct 2012

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), has launched the new BD Vacutainer® Eclipse™ Signal™ Blood Collection Needle in Europe. The safety-engineered design with single-handed activation, integrated holder and a new flashback chamber offers healthcare workers immediate confirmation of venous access, whilst also reducing the potential for sharps injuries.

Luis Fernandez-Inglesias, Vice President, BD Diagnostics, Preanalytical Systems Europe, says: “BD is committed to raising awareness of the risks faced by healthcare workers and educating and informing healthcare facilities on the precautions they can adopt, as well as developing safety-engineered devices for improving healthcare worker safety. The new BD Vacutainer® Eclipse™ Signal™ Blood Collection Needle represents a new level of confidence in safety-engineered devices for venous blood collection, designed specifically with healthcare workers’ safety in mind and ease of use.”

The BD Vacutainer® Eclipse™ Signal™ Blood Collection Needle allows immediate confirmation of venous access, which is indicated by the presence of blood in the flashback chamber, providing confidence during venepuncture. Other key ergonomic features which make venous blood collection simple and more comfortable, are the new anti-slip ridges and thumb pad for easy, single-handed activation of the safety shield. The blood droplet reduction system is designed to reduce blood droplet formation when the needle is removed from the vein, and the needle bevel and safety shield are aligned for easy identification of the needle position for blood collection. Full integration of the holder and needle reduces the risk of user-end sharps injuries and improves efficiency by reducing the number of steps in the blood collection process, with no compromise to patient care.

Mr Kor Kooi, PreAnalytical Manager at UMCG Hospital Groningen, one of the biggest University Hospitals in the Netherlands and the first site in Europe to order the BD Vacutainer® Eclipse™ Signal™, explains: "At Groningen, this new blood collection needle will provide an extra tool to use when carrying out these very important procedures. The flashback chamber makes it much easier to determine if blood collection has been successful, and this invaluable feature also reduces the potential for patient discomfort."

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