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
Carefully select and aseptically prepare the site.
Remove the needle cover and make sure the needle and the catheter tip are properly aligned.
Perform arterial puncture.
Observe blood response in the flashback chamber.
Lower the insertion angle, advance 1-2 mm along the artery and ensure the catheter tip is in the artery by second flashback (blood response) along the catheter length. Continue to advance the catheter, simultaneously start to withdraw the needle.
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.
Discard the needle in an approved sharps container.
Connect an extension line with a Luer connection.
Open the flow switch and flush the catheter according to local protocol.
Close the flow switch and cover the insertion site with a sterile dressing.
|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|