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The Vacuderm is a single-use tourniquet, incorporating a dome which creates a negative pressure to distend the vein local to the intravenous access site. Designed to aid intravenous needle insertion for cannulation, blood collection and drug delivery.

  • Designed to improve the success rate of first attempt venous access

  • Improves patient comfort and experience

  • Reduces trauma for both patient and practitioner

  • Easy to use, complementing existing practices

The Problem

Inserting a needle into a vein, be it for IV cannulation (i.e. when the patient needs drugs, hydration or blood products) or for blood sampling (phlebotomy), are the most common invasive medical procedures performed worldwide.

​Every attempt at cannulation (needle stick) increases the risk of infection to the patient, resulting in increased stress and a traumatic experience for both patient and practitioner. 

  • A common and Difficult Procedure
  • Risk of Infection to Patient
  • High Potential for Wasted Time and Money

The Solution

The Vacuderm is a single-use tourniquet, incorporating a dome which creates a negative pressure to distend the vein local to the intravenous access site. Designed to aid intravenous needle insertion for cannulation, blood collection and drug delivery.

The Vacuderm’s key feature is a vacuum pump that amplifies its tourniquet effect through a suction and pump mechanism which makes the vein more tense and easier to achieve venous access, be it with an IV catheter or a blood sampling kit.

  • The Vacuderm is designed to assist healthcare professionals in improving their technique and confidence by improved preparation of difficult to access veins

  • Better experience for the patient, where the patient may be identified as having poor veins the Vacuderm should be used to enhance preparation of the vein by further filling of the targeted vein.

  • Vacuderm will be useful in various hospital departments, phlebotomy clinics and home-care nurses.

  • Vacuderm is a pain saving, cost saving, time saving, quick release disposable tourniquet. In A&E where time is of the essence, it may also be life-saving.

  • Vacuderm is a patented class 1, single-use medical device and latex free.

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