Evaluation: Retractable Technologies Inc. VanishPoint Protective Peripheral IV Catheter

March 22, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The primary purpose of the VanishPoint is to create short-term vascular access for the delivery of fluids, medications, and contrast media, as well as for blood sampling.
  • 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
      • Gauges: 14 to 24
      • Lengths: 0.75 to 1.25 in
      • Pressure rating (a) 18 to 24 gauge (G): 325 psi

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