A New IV Catheter Device Featuring Automatic and Integrated Blood Sampling
We offer a new IV catheter for the use during emergency and disasters to
automatically preserve a pre-infusion blood sample from every patient.<br><br>
The new catheter system is based on existing IV devices. Its new features
include an integrated blood sampling reservoir that is fixed to the IV catheter
via a flexible plastic band and remains attached to the patient following selffilling
with a small blood volume until admission in the hospital. In addition,
identifiers are provided comprising a housing identifier at the IV catheter and
a reservoir identifier. Both identifiers have codes assigned to one another.
The identifier system may comprise an electronic memory medium, in particular
an RFID chip or barcode that can be read out. Upon arrival, the reservoir
is disconnected from the patient and immediately sent to the laboratory
for blood group typing. A prototype has been produced by injection molding
It has been demonstrated in a prospective phase II study that the device
ensures rapid and precise blood typing in 100% of emergency patients showing
that the new catheter design offered a significant advantage over the
standard catheter. Furthermore, the new device increases patient safety by
securing this precious very first blood sample in every case in addition to the
sample taken from a central line inserted inside the hospital. Thereby two
independently drawn specimens are available for ABO-typing even in circumstances
with extreme time constraints.<br><br>
<li>Increased patient safety</li>
<li>Rapid and precise ABO typing</li>
<li>Redundant patient to blood product identification for increased general transfusion safety</li>
<li>No interference with routine procedures</li>
<li>Prevention of excessive use of 0 negative blood resources, thus allowing further cost reduction</li>
DE102004055989B4 and DE102009018837B4 granted<br>
EP and US patent pending <br>
(Priority Nov 2004)
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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