Evaluation: Smiths Medical ProtectIV Plus Short Peripheral IV Catheter

September 15, 2021 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • Used to create short-term vascular access (vein or artery) for the delivery of fluids, medications, and contrast media, as well as for blood sampling.
  • 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: 14-24 G
        • Lengths: 0.63-1.25 in
      • Pressure rating—power injection supported, at a maximum pressure of 300 psi

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