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The BD Vacutainer Eclipse Blood Collection Needle prevents the transference of bloodborne pathogens from patients through accidental needle sticks by preventing the needle stick to begin with. This doesn't mean the device is free from the detriments of user error, but, with proper safety and handling, this device effectively reduces the possibility of accidental needle sticks. It does this simply by cutting off the unnecessary avenues associated with phlebotomy that puts users and patients at risk. Mainly, the philosophy backing the design of an Eclipse blood collection BD vacutainer needle is simplicity. If the user only requires one hand to secure the needle; if the user doesn't need to extend a part of their body past the sharp end of a needle; if the user only needs to remove a single needle from a patient once; then, the chances of an accidental needle stick go down. BD offers these needles in both 21 gauge (BD 368607) and 22 gauge(BD 368608) options. Both options fit with BD's Vacutainer Needle Holder which is designed to increase OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) single-use holder compliance. The vacutainer system also only requires a single needle stick per patient and utilizes BD Vacutainer Blood Collection Tubes. So, to protect users, patients, and prevent the spread of diseases like Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV consider using BD eclipse blood collection needles in your clinic or hospital.
How to Set Up
Before you start, be sure to wash your hands and don a pair of Exam Gloves. Next, retrieve a needle and hold both the pink safety shield and green needle cap as you twist and remove the white needle cap. Subsequently, hold the needle by the pink safety shield and green needle cap and screw needle firmly inside of the holder. Then, gently pull the pink safety shield back towards the holder and twist the green cap off of the needle. Now is the time to perform the venipuncture according to your facility's established policy. Immediately after removing the needle from the patient, use the thumb to push on the pink safety shield and fold it over the needle. You should hear a "click" when the shield is firmly in place and locked. Discard of needle and holder in an approved Sharps Container to prevent tampering of needles.
Storage and Handling Instructions
The manufacturer recommends leaving the product inside its original packaging until ready to be used. However, if desired, you may choose to distribute and store them inside a separate container. If you choose to do this, the manufacturer recommends keeping all needles stored loosely with the green needle cap facing up. Once a needle stick has been performed, do not attempt to separate the needle from the holder. Instead, throw the holder away as intended.
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and Compliance Directive
Started in 1999, the BPSCD is a directive that aims to ensure 3 separate goals. These goals are that staff use precautions when caring for patients; that manufacturers engineer controls inside of products to reduce accident risks; and that institutions ensure staff are knowledgeable about established safety practices. This directive was implemented following strong evidence that suggests using protective medical devices reduces injury.
Product Features and Benefits
- Prevents Unintentional Needle Sticks
- One-Handed Needle Lock for Added Safety
- One Needle Stick per Patient
- Easy Blood Collection
- Separate Vial Holder is Disposable
- Color-Coded Caps for Easy Setup
- Item Number: 368607, 368608, 36862800
- Manufacturer: BD Becton Dickinson
- Gauge: 21, 22
- Length: 1-1/4 Inches
- Brand: Vacutainer, Eclipse
- Application: Blood Collection
- Sterility: Sterile
- Needle Type: Safety Needle
Manuals and Documents
- Product Brochure contains product information.
- Product Clinical Publication contains device compliance and safety information.
- Product Manual contains setup and use instructions.
- Additional Information
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