SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

IV cannula non ported

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



Plastic/synthetic cannula usually utilising a stainless steel introducer needle with filtered flashback chamber possessing a luer plug. The flexible cannula may or may not be radio-opaque. The hub is also colour coded. An additional luer plug may also be provided to cap off the female luer.


Key areas where used

  • Paediatrics
  • SCBU
  • Intensive care

Method of use

Used for intra-vascular or intra-arterial access. A peripheral vessel is identified and the insertion site is cleaned. The needle is advanced into the vessel and flashback is observed in the hub chamber to confirm vascular access. Depending on hospital procedure, the needle may be held stationary whilst the cannula is advanced further into the vessel and off the needle. Vessel is occluded and the needle withdrawn and removed. The male luer plug is placed at the end of the indwelling cannula and pressure is released. Intravenous fluid may then be connected or a luer plug may be secured. If wings are supplied, they may be sutured or taped down. If wings are not supplied, then the hub of the cannula may be taped. When using for arterial access, labelling is recommended to prevent the accidental injection of drugs. Cannula may possess a switch to control blood flow when a giving set is changed.


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 20, 22 and 24G

Relevant Standards

The following standards are relevant to this product;

Organisation Standard No. Title
BSI BS EN ISO 10555 : 1 2009 Sterile, single-use intravascular catheters

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Introcan Certo 4253302 B. Braun Medical Ltd
Neoflon 391350 Becton Dickinson 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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