The VanishPoint® safety IV catheter utilizes patented automated retraction technology similar to that of the VanishPoint® syringe and blood collection tube holder. It is easy to use and allows for one-handed venipuncture. It contains an integrated safety mechanism that, when activated, quickly retracts the introducer needle, which remains safely retracted inside the housing until disposal, substantially reducing the risk of a needlestick injury.
Unlike other IV catheters, VanishPoint® IV catheters do not require additional components such as sliding sheaths, metal clips or activation buttons. VanishPoint® catheters are available in a variety of sizes, each color-coded according to international standards to indicate the catheter gauge.