Cathy Sip Clip I.V Cannulas is a cost-effective device to prevent accidental needle stick injuries. It is designed with a safety mechanism activated automatically on withdrawal of needle post cannulation.
Cathy SiP CliP has an innovative plastic clip that automatically covers the blood contaminated needle tip as its removed from the IV Catheter to prevent any needle stick injury to the nurse or Doctor and any risk of infection of patient migrating to them.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Sip Clip has partnered with Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices Limited (HMD) , India's leading manufacturer of auto-disabling and single-use syringes for manufacturing and distribution of the Cathy Sip Clip I.V Cannulas. The product can be purchased on HMD's website.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users will need to purchase directly from the manufacturer or through the manufacturer HMD's customer base of dealers, which is cited as being over 4000. This is based on Quid ProQuo whereby HMD will be OEM sub-contractor to Vigmed for the European market and Licensee for the Indian and Developing World market and sell under the HMD brand.
Distributions to Date Status
Unknown, but as of 2015 over 1.5million to Scandanavia alone.
Needle: Siliconised electropolished, back cut bevelled stainless steel needle Catheter: Available in Volex™ polyurethane radio detectable, a proprietary pure polymer
Standard sharps disposal methods should be used. The clip mechanism on the device prevents sharps injury.
Reuse prevention method
Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)
Yes, medication being administered via cannula
Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)
Needle : Siliconised electropolished, back cut bevelled stainless steel needle. * With notch on 24G & 26G Cannula Sip Clip : Sharps Injury Prevention Clip Catherter : Available in Volex™ polyurethane radio detectable. Needle hub : Allows blood flash back visualisation. Thumb rest for proper grip during insertion. Blood stopper : The stopper has fine air vent to expedite blood flash back for enabling correct cannulation. Luer lock cap : Closure to wing housing permits patient mobility when infusion temporarily discontinued. Injection port cap : It facilitates extra medication and also prevents its back flow. Blister package : I.V. Cannula is packed in rigid blister and sealed in peel open type medical grade paper. Specifications such as gauge, extension of catheter (diameter and length), and water flow rate are listed on HMD's product page.
This is not applicable. However, the product page states a warning not to use this product if the pack has been previously opened or damaged.
None, single-use product
Single use only. Do not use if pack is previously opened or damaged.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
According to WHO, if safety cannula are made mandatory in hospitals, then around 80 per cent of all hospital staff can be saved from needle stick injuries. HMD sees this as a goal of their product.
Vetted Performance Status
Samples of Cathy +I.V. Cannula were given for clinical trial in leading hospitals and were found to be of satisfactory quality.
I.V. Cannula is packed in rigid blister and sealed in peel open type medical grade paper. As the product is designed to guarantee a needle auto-protection safety mechanism, a functional Safety+ IV Cannula should be safe to use. No training should be required to deploy the safety mechanism, though experience with standard IV catheters is likely needed to understand proper usage. Additionally, improper syringe usage can still carry risks to the patient such as infection or embolism. SIPCLIP prevents accidental needle stick injury provided that general effective and safe working procedures and precautions are maintained during its use and disposal.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Chomnard, P., Jittaporn, C., Anucha, A., Somwang, D., 2005, Effectiveness of Education and Problem Solving Work Group on Nursing Practices to Prevent Needlestick and Sharp Injury. J Med Assoc Thai Vol, 88, pp. S115-S119.
Janine, J., Ella, H., Richard, D., 1990, Sharp object injuries in the hospital: Causes and strategies for prevention, American Journal of Infection Control. 18(4), pp.227-231/
Cathryn, M., 2008, Improved surveillance and mandated use of sharps with engineered sharp injury protections: a national call to action. Healthcare infection. 13(2), pp. 33-37.
Compliance with regulations
The official press release states that these products are manufactured as per ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and the European M.D.D. & US FDA standards.
The flow rate for the catheter ranges between 15-200 ml/min dependent on gauge used. The specifications can be found on this website.