This variant of scalp vein set is fitted with a single wing.
- The needle is joined to the tube via a luer Lock or luer slip, tightly screwed to prevent leaks;
- Prevents leakage of liquids;
- Used for IM and subcutaneous injections.
Single Wing (Pediatric)
This variant of scalp vein set is also fitted with a single wing.
- The needle is smaller than the regular sized single wing scalp vein set, in order to accommodate younger infants;
- Operates under same principle as regular single wing scalp vein set.
This type of scalp vein set is fitted with a double winged tab.
- Needle is attached to the tube with a luer Lock or luer slip, ensuring it is tightly screwed tightly into position using a leak-free system;
- Dual wing system makes for enhanced control and precision compared to single wing device.
To commence the vein puncturing procedure, the wing(s) must be firmly placed between index finger and thumb. The grip must be located in near proximity to the needle, maximizing control of the device to impact the correct position of the vein and to avoid slippage of the needle, which may result in the vein being punctured incorrectly.
The structural design of the device ensures that the angle of infiltration is sufficiently shallow, which is beneficial for precise, accurate penetration.
Upon initial penetration, expect a small volume of blood to find its way into the clear tubing of the device. This is no reason for alarm, and is a normal response when penetrating the body with a foreign object. It arises due to the rapid release of pressure undergone by the veins as they are punctured. This occurrence of this response indicates successful entry into the vein.
With care, release the plunger steadily, and then remove the needle from the vein with caution. Hastily or aggressively withdrawing the needle could result in damage to the vein, leading to further medical complications.
It is imperative that the device is not used if the packaging or seal is compromised. Evidence of this may suggest tampering or loss of sterility. If one should come across a device within comprised packaging, the correct course of action is to dispose of it quickly and safely, to prevent infection.
- Sharp needles made from stainless steel to reduce tissue trauma and risk of infection;
- Numerous varieties to cater to specific needs;
- Easy to use, little instruction required;
- Pre-sterilized, immediate use;
- They limit risk of infection through accidents and thus protect both medical professionals and patients from transmitting blood-borne pathogens such as HIV or Hepatitis B;
- Easy to handle, and are fitted with protective caps to conceal the needle – reduces spread of blood-borne diseases;
- Designed for single use, easily discarded.
- It is of utmost importance that the device is not reused. Once used, the device is not fit to be salvaged for further used, as sterilization cannot be retained. Sharing needles can result in infections being transmitted between patients, or in the case of reuse, transmission between health practitioner and patient;
- Must prepare the device for use in a clean, sterile environment, absent of bodily fluids or other sources of contamination;
- Must follow specific instructions, either from the information pamphlet or doctor when operating the device or storage;
- Take great precaution in not touching the needle with hands or other potentially contaminated surfaces;
- Always use a fresh, sterile needle every time a new injection is administered;
- Promptly and safely dispose of any needles that have touched a potentially contaminated surface;
- Take care when handling needles, as they are sharp and potentially dangerous if misused.
Needles are made from high-grade stainless steel, which is an optimal material for clean, painless puncturing of the vein. It is important the material is of optimal quality, to ensure patient comfort and alleviate difficulty for the physician to administer.