SWiTCH

SWiTCH is an automatic safety arterial catheter with flow switch. SWiTCH is available in a carefully selected number of gauge sizes and lengths to cater to demanding physical conditions and different clinical needs. SWiTCH has been developed with the user and patient in mind and its use contributes to a safe and successful insertion.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Automatic safety mechanism to prevent needlestick injuries
  • Flow switch for user-controlled blood flow
  • Optimized flashback chamber for quick blood response and placement control
  • Carefully selected lengths and gauge sizes for a higher first-attempt success rate*
  • Stabilization wings for secure fixation

*Evren Eker, H. et al. The impact of two arterial catheters, different in diameter an dlength, on postcannulation radial artery diameter, blood flow, and occlusion in atherosclerotic patients. Journal of Anesthesia (2009) 23:347-352

User guide: SWiTCH

For the complete handling recommendation please refer to the Instruction for Use:

10802 (9) SWiTCH IFU

Step 1

Remove the needle cover and make sure the needle and the catheter tip are properly aligned.

Step 2

Perform arterial puncture.

Step 3

Observe blood response in the flashback chamber.

Step 4

Advance the catheter, ensure the tip is in the artery.

Step 5

Advance further, hold the catheter hub for stabilization and withdraw the needle completely. Push the flow switch forward to close and control blood flow. Always pull the needle straight back. Confirm safety clip activation.

Step 6

Discard the needle in an approved sharps container.

Step 7

Connect an extension line with a Luer connection.

Step 8

Open the flow switch and flush the catheter according to local protocol.

Step 9

Close the flow switch and cover the insertion site with a sterile dressing.

For the complete handling recommendation please refer to the Instruction for Use:

10802 (9) SWiTCH IFU

Product assortment

Product code Description Catheter material Gauge ø x length (mm) Color code Flow rate ml/min Shelf box (pcs)
SW204501 SWiTCH Automatic safety arterial catheter FEP 20 1,1 x 45 pink 49 25
SW224501 SWiTCH Automatic safety arterial catheter FEP 22 0,9 x 45 blue 27 25
SW223501 SWiTCH Automatic safety arterial catheter FEP 22 0,9 x 35 blue 27 25
SW204511 SWiTCH Automatic safety arterial catheter PUR 20 1,1 x 45 pink 49 25
SW224511 SWiTCH Automatic safety arterial catheter PUR 22 0,9 x 45 blue 27 25
SW223511 SWiTCH Automatic safety arterial catheter PUR 22 0,9 x 35 blue 27 25