Central Venous Catheter Kit

£164.00 ( £196.80 Inc. VAT )

Model Number: NH-003852

Brand: Niche Healthcare

Product Description

Central venous catheter (CVC), also known as a central line, central venous line, or central venous access catheter, is a catheter placed into a large vein. It is a form of venous access. Placement of larger catheters in more centrally located veins is often needed in critically ill patients, or in those requiring prolonged intravenous therapies, for more reliable vascular access. These catheters are commonly placed in veins in the neck (internal jugular vein), chest (subclavian vein or axillary vein), groin (femoral vein), or through veins in the arms (also known as a PICC line, or peripherally inserted central catheters).

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Product Name
Central Venous Catheter Kit
Optional Specifications
Single Lumen/Double Lumen/Triple Lumen/Quad Lumen
Optional Sizes
Optional Length
Optional Guidewire
Guidewire sizes
Guidewire Length
Introducer Needle
Straight/Y Needle
Tissue Dilator
Quick Details
Brand Name: Niche Healthcare
Model Number: NH-79833
Disinfecting Type: EO
Properties: Single-use
Size: 3.5Fr/4Fr/4.5Fr/5Fr/5.5Fr/7Fr/ 7.5Fr/8.5Fr
Stock: Other
Shelf Life: 3 years
Material: PU, PU
Instrument classification: Class II
Safety standard: CE
Product name: Disposable Central Venous Catheter
Usage: Single-use
MOQ: 500pcs
OEM/ODM: Available
Length: 3cm/5cm/8cm/10cm/13cm/15cm/16cm/20cm/30cm
Sterile: EO
Specification: Single Lumen/Double Lumen/Triple Lumen/Quad Lumen
Application: Hospitals
Certificate: CE, ISO13485

Phlebotomists have easy access to the top three vein sites used in phlebotomy:

  • Median cubital vein
  • Cephalic vein
  • Basilic vein


The median cubital vein is used the most for its accessibility. It is large and near the skin’s surface, making it easier for phlebotomists to see before anchoring the vein. The median cubital creates less bruising and pain than other draw sites.

The cephalic vein is a safe secondary option if the median cubital vein is not working. This vein can be found along the upper arm to the thumb, but it is commonly drawn from the forearm or antecubital fossa area.

Also found in the antecubital fossa, the basilic vein serves as a last resort for blood draws. It is not as close to the skin surface as the median cubital and cephalic veins, which poses a greater risk of damage to the median nerve and brachial artery.

Neonatal Heel Prick Test

The neonatal heel prick, also known as a dermal puncture, is by far the most popular way to collect blood from newborns and infants up to about six months of age. Dermal punctures are preferable because, when done correctly, they are guaranteed to produce blood, removing the uncertainty of needle sticks. The heel prick is used to fill small collection tubes called pediatric “bullet” tubes, named after their shape. The steps for a proper neonatal heel prick are as follows:

1 – Be sure to place the infant in a safe, comfortable position, face-up, either on an infant draw table or a parent’s lap. Leave the baby as swaddled as possible for comfort, only exposing one leg for the draw.

2 – Using an approved heel-warmer pad, heat the baby’s entire foot for approximately one minute until the skin is very warm to the touch. This technique dilates capillaries in the area, maximizing blood flow.

3 – Gently flexing the foot upward, encase the baby’s entire foot in one hand. Rather than pinching the heel directly, you will be using a full-foot massage technique to collect the blood. This ensures both the baby’s comfort and a much better blood flow.

4 – Wipe the heel with an alcohol pad and allow it to air dry. Do not blow on the foot as it dries. Softly squeeze the baby’s foot so that the skin of the heel is bunched up. Press the lancet flat against the inner, bottom edge of the heel, along the same side as the big toe, and depress the trigger. The lancet will make a quick swipe of the heel with a clicking sound.

5 – Wipe the first drop of blood away with a clean cotton pad. Then, using a massaging pattern, gently squeeze and release the foot several times, allowing blood drops to form a drip from the end of the heel.

6 – As the blood drops collect, let them flow openly into the bullet tube or PKU card without scraping the blood along the skin. This helps avoid damaging, or “hemolysing”, the red blood cells.

7 – When a sufficient amount of blood has been collected, place a clean cotton pad across the puncture site and apply moderate pressure for approximately one minute.

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