SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Winged IV cannula with tubing and safety feature

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use
Commonly used name: Saf-T-Intima


Plastic/synthetic cannula with a steel introducer needle and wings connected to a length of tubing with a clamp, terminating with a female luer. Tubing may possess a Y adaptor (it is recommended that any use of injection ports is avoided to reduce the risk of needlestick injury). A safety mechanism is incorporated into the device (such as needle retraction) to protect the user from the needle following its removal.


Key areas where used

  • A+E
  • Theatres
  • General ward use

Method of use

The peripheral vein is identified and the insert site cleaned. The needle with cannula is advanced into the vein and flashback observed in the tubing below the wings. Once the cannula is in place the vein is occluded and the needle withdrawn through the tubing and removed. In the case of the Saf-T-Intima the needle is automatically shielded within a safety chamber as it is removed and then detached from the rest of the device. Wings may be taped down with dressing if required. The cannula may then be connected to giving sets or extension sets and used for either infusion or blood taking purposes.


Individually packaged in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 14-24G

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Saf-T-Intima 383312 Becton Dickinson


Revision Details

Editor P Phillips, J Ford
Revision No 1.4
Revision date 04/10/13

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes required in this datacard.


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.

Joomla Templates: by JoomlaShack