SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

In-line burette set

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 spike adapter at the distal end and a graduated burette in the centre. Burette possesses an air inlet and injection port on its proximal end and may contain a ball valve at the base.

inline burette

Key areas where used

  • ITU
  • Theatre
  • General ward use

Method of use

Used to deliver a fixed volume of IV fluid at a fixed rate, usually with added medication. A primary IV solution set is attached to the spike adaptor at the distal end of the in-line burette set. Clamps on both sets are closed whilst the spike of the in-line burette is inserted into a fluid container. A small amount of fluid (depending on size) is released into the burette and the primary IV solution set below is primed. The burette is filled to the desired level and the clamp closed. Medication is added to the fluid via the injection port on the burette if desired. The primary set is opened and the drip rate adjusted as normal. Fluid flow will stop when the burette is empty. The use of a burette allows fine control of fluid volume and avoids inadvertent over-transfusion.

Please note: usage of this product is in decline due to an increase in the use of accurate volumetric pumps.

A solution burette (incorporating a primary solution set and a burette) is preferred to this device due to infection risks.


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 150ml burette (most common)

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
In line burette 594003 Codan Ltd
In line burette C2421 Baxter Healthcare Ltd



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.

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