SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Solution burette set

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use
Commonly used name Buretol IV solution set



Tubing with spike and roller clamp at proximal end, a clamp and rotating luer lock at the distal end and graduated burette with flexible drip chamber in the centre. The burette possesses an air inlet and injection port on its proximal end and contains a ball valve in its base. The flexible drip chamber below the burette contains a filter in its base (filter must prevent particles larger than 40µm from passing). Tubing may also contain a Y-site which provides a port for the administration of medication.

burette set

Key areas where used

  • Paediatric theatre

Method of use

Used to deliver a fixed volume of IV fluid at a fixed rate, sometimes with added medication. The spike is inserted into the solution container. The clamp above the burette is opened and the burette allowed to fill to the required volume (ensuring the vent cap is open). Following this, the clamp is closed, the chamber is filled with fluid and the line primed in accordance with manufacturers instructions. Usually the chamber is squeezed to allow fluid to flow through the chamber and to displace air upwards. The burette is then filled to the desired level. The fluid flow is regulated using the lower clamp. If the upper clamp is left shut, the fluid will stop flowing once the burette is empty. The use of the burette allows fine control of fluid volumes and avoids inadvertent over-transfusion.

Please note: usage of these devices is in decline due to the increased use of volumetric pumps.


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
Buretol IV solution administration set C9602 Baxter Healthcare Ltd


Revision Details

Editors P Phillips, J Ford
Revision No 1.22
Revision date 22/04/13

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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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