SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Blood set burette

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



Tubing with a spike and roller clamp at the proximal end, a clamp and rotary luer lock at the distal end and a graduated burette and 2 flexible drip chambers in the centre. The burette possesses an air inlet and injection port on its proximal end. The upper section of the drip chamber contains a 180-200µm filter and the lower section contains a ball valve. Sets may also contain injection sites.

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Key areas where used

Method of use

The upper clamp is closed and the spike inserted into a blood container. The upper clamp is then opened (ensure the vent on the burette is open) and the burette filled to at least 30 ml. The upper clamp is closed following this. The drip chambers are primed according to the manufacturers instructions and then the burette filled to the desired level and attached to the patient's IV cannula. Fluid flow will stop when the burette is empty.

Please note : some Trusts have experience problems with these devices recently as the ball valves have not been functioning properly (ie. not floating upwards when lower chamber is squeezed).


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

150ml burette chamber (most common)

Relevant Standards

The following standards are relevant to this product;

Organisation Standard No. Title
BSI BS EN ISO 1135:part 4 :2012 Transfusion equipment for medical use

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Blood Buretol C9601 Baxter Healthcare



P Phillips and J Ford

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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.