Introduction of PolyAdva cannulas

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Following the recall of the Becton Dickinson (BD) Venflon cannula, the Trust has introduced an alternative product, The Polysafety-Adva cannula.

The venepuncture procedure remains the same with the addition of quick visualisation of blood flow through needle along with catheter body confirms successful venepuncture.

If you are using a standard cannula (not a blood control or integrated model) you will need to apply digital pressure to the vein above the cannula, ensuring the cannula is also anchored and the needle is retracted. This prevents blood spillage.

To find our more information please see the guidance below and watch this YouTube video.

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Published 27th May 2021