RTI’s Blood Collection Set features automated in-vein retraction, which effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure.
When activated, needle retraction clamps the tubing, reducing the risk of exposure to blood. Another unique feature is the clear body, which allows for flashback visualization. The trigger design reduces the risk of inadvertent activation. VanishPoint blood collection sets are not made with natural rubber latex, PVC, or DEHP.
Automated in-vein retraction effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries during blood collection. Safety engineered devices with “automatic or semiautomatic safety features were 10 times less likely to be associated with NSIs [needlestick injuries] than were devices in which activation of the safety feature was fully manual.”*
*W. Tosini, et al., “Needlestick Injury Rates According to Different Types of Safety-Engineered Devices: Results of a French Multicenter Study,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 31, no. 4 (April 2010), pp. 402-407.