Evaluation: BD Nexiva and Nexiva Diffusics Protective Peripheral IV Catheters

March 22, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance

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  • The primary purpose of the Nexiva and Nexiva Diffusics is to create short-term vascular access for the delivery of fluids, medications, and contrast media, as well as for blood sampling. In addition, the Nexiva Diffusics may be preferred in radiology settings.
  • Major device components and software features:
    • Needle—used to access the vessel
    • Catheter—a small flexible cannula that covers the needle (except for the tip) and, after insertion, remains in the arm (1) Nexiva
      • Gauges: 18 to 24
      • Lengths: 0.56 to 1.75 in
      • Pressure rating i) 18 to 22 G: 300 psi

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