- BD Venflon is an intravenous cannula with an integrated injection port and valve for peripheral catheterisation
- The cannula permits needle-free administration of bolus medication during infusion
- The back-cut needle bevel and tapered end of the PTFE cannula allows easier insertion and minimises the risk of vein damage
- The wing position reduces the risk of bacterial contamination by ensuring that there is no direct contact between the real of the catheter hub and the skin of the patient
- The IV cannula is manufactured to minimise the risk of unanticipated blood splash and needlestick injuries
- BD Venflon cannulas are available in gauge sizes of 14/16/18/20/22G
- They come in a standard packing of 50 units per box
- Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a process in which a cannula is placed inside a vein to provide access for multiple actions such as blood sampling, administration of fluids, medication, parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy for cancer drugs and various other blood products. Complications such as hematoma, infiltration, embolism and phlebitis may occur during cannulation and healthcare providers should take precautions for the same.
- A needle is inserted through the skin of the patient into one of the veins. The needle is later removed, leaving just a tiny, thin, flexible tube inside your vein. The IV cannula is safely taped into place with the use of medical tapes. The IV cannula should not hurt when it is in place, and can be left in place for several days.
- IV cannulas are available in different gauge sizes and in general the smallest gauge should be used to effectively administer the fluid. This ensures that there is limited trauma to the vein. In case of emergencies, the larger sizes can be used for greater flow rates can be maintained for required fluids. The 2 way IV cannulas and 3 way IV cannulas are available with or without injection ports
- IV cannulas are used to perform the following functions:
- Regular blood sampling
- Monitoring and administration of intra venous fluids
- Administration of chemotherapy drugs through the IV route
- Channel for IV nutrition and IV control of radiologic agents such as those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- CT scans (computed tomography) and nuclear imaging
- The cannula will be removed after your treatment ends. It is recommended to replace the cannula if it is not working properly. It should be replaced routinely if still in use every 72 hours.