Safelon--a new device to reduce needle-stick injuries during intravenous cannulation.


Journal Article

A prospective evaluation was performed to assess the efficacy and ease of use of a novel self-sheathing intravenous cannula with needle protection device (Safelon). Use of the device did not require significant change to the normal cannulation technique. Blood splashes during insertion and the risk of needle-stick injury were reduced.

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Cited Authors

  • Watters, J; MacCallum, R; Maurice, S; Robertson, C

Published Date

  • June 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 529 - 531

PubMed ID

  • 7618669

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7618669

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-2044

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2409

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1995.tb06046.x


  • eng