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Peripheral IV Catheters

Reducing blood exposure and spillage during the IV process

Blood spillage and exposure to blood not only displays a risk but also interrupts the tight workflow of hospital staff. B. Braun offers an extensive PIVC portfolio with innovative blood-control technology that helps to make the IV cannulation process cleaner, safer and more efficient.  

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  • Up to 


    Of all healthcare workers come into involuntary contact with blood or body fluids at least once a year1

  • In up to


    Of conventional peripheral IV catheters, blood leakages occur during insertion.2

  • In up to


    Of conventional peripheral IV catheters, blood leakages occur during (dis-) connections.2

  • Approx.


    Cleaning the workplace5

  • Additional


    Time required for dressing changes per 1,000 IV catheters6, 7

  • Approx.


    Average monthly cost of cleaning and disinfecting after a blood exposure in a hospital with 4,000 IV catheters1

[1] Richardson D, Kaufman L. Reducing blood exposure risks and costs associated​ with SPIVC insertion. Nurs Manage. 2011 Dec;42(12):31-34.​

[2] Haeseler G. Hildebrand M. Fritscher J. Efficacy and base of use of an intravenous​ catheter designed to prevent blood leakage: a prospective observational trial.​ 2015. J Vasc Access: 1-4.​

[3] Seiberlich LE, Keay V, Kallos S, Junghans T, Lang E, McRae AD. Clinical performance​of a new blood control peripheral intravenous catheter: A prospective, randomized controlled study. Int. Emerg. Nurs. 2016 Mar​

[4] Jagger J. Perry J. Parker G. Phillips EK. Nursing 2011 survey results: Blood exposure risk during peripheral I.V. catheter insertion and removal. Nursing. 2011;41(12): 45-49.​

[5] Estimation based on NHS. The Revised Healthcare Cleaning Manual.​​2009-06-v1.pdf .2009​

[6] Estimation based on 1,000 conventional PIVC x 74% cases of blood exposure during (dis-) connections [2] x 1.5 min for dressing change [7].​

[7] 3M UK & Ireland: 3M Tegaderm Transparent I.V. Dressing, 1633 Application and Removal [web streaming video]: Youtube; 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 25]. Available from: