The benefits and limitations of needle protectors and needleless intravenous systems

Robert Orenstein

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Abstract

Needleless and needle protector intravenous systems have taken the place of 80% of needles used in IV therapy. Although these new systems are marketed as safe, many have not been widely tested and are not fail-safe. Each of the needleless IV systems and needle protector systems has limitations and potential benefit when applied in the appropriate circumstances. The benefits and limitations of these devices in today's healthcare market are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Intravenous Nursing
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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