Evaluation: BD AccuCath Ace Short Peripheral IV Catheter

September 15, 2021 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • Used to create a short-term vascular access for the delivery of fluids, medications, and contrast media, as well as for blood sampling. The AccuCath Ace is a specialty-use short PIVC that includes a guide wire intended to aid with tortuous vein access. The catheter comes in either a basic tray or an intermediate tray that includes additional components.
  • Major components:
    • 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
      • Available sizes
        • Gauges: 18-22 G
        • Lengths: 1.25-2.25 in
      • Pressure rating—power injection supported, at a maximum pressure of 300 psi

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