SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Drum cartridge cannula

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use


Flexible long cannula with needle, wound around a drum and fixed in place by a plastic plate.

Key areas where used

Method of use

Used to place a central venous catheter without entering the artery via the neck. Used when the patient cannot be placed in a 'head-down' position. The vein (usually the anti-cubital vein in the arm) is accessed by the needle and the catheter is threaded down the vein as it is unwound from the drum. The needle is pulled out of the vein and lies outside of the cannula at the proximal end.


Individually packaged in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Cannula-drum cartridge G891001 Abbott Laboratories Limited



P Phillips and J Ford

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