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.
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.
The retail price is not currently listed on the HMD website. Instead, an inquiry for the product must be submitted.
Cost: This is based on Quid ProQuo. whereby HMD will be OEM sub-contractor to Vigmed for European market and Licensee for the Indian and Developing World market and sell under HMD brand.
Goal 3 promoting health and well-being. The Cathy Sip Clip I.V Cannula is designed to minimize risks associated with needle stick injuries common among healthcare staff and workers, which have been a major cause of transmission of blood borne viruses such as HBV, HCV and HIV among other health risks. This product will be effective in the War against Microbes (WaM) by helping to break cycle of infection.
This cannula is designed not only to minimize health risks associated with accidental needle injuries, but also to lower overall cost resulting from treatment of diseases due to needle injuries and resultant infections.
Thus, the target user(s) are the healthcare workers who are still trained to work with needles.
Articles online describe the product as having a patented design.
Users will need to purchase directly from the manufacturer or through 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 European market and Licensee for the Indian and Developing World market and sell under HMD brand
unknown, but as of 2015 over 1.5million to Scandanavia alone.
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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.
Single use only. Do not use if pack is previously opened or damaged.
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.
Samples of Cathy +I.V. Cannula were given for clinical trial in leading hospitals and were found to be of satisfactory quality.
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.
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.
Specific methods unknown, but samples of Cathy +I.V. Cannula were given for clinical trial in leading hospitals and were found to be of
The flow rate for the catheter ranges between 15-200 ml/min dependent on gauge used. The specifications can be found on this website.
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