Vacuderm - Vein Inflator and Tourniquet for Kids


Up to 50% of cannulations performed on children fail. The Vacuderm™ for Kids has been designed to ease the procedure of inserting a needle into a vein for children, allowing them to have a more comfortable experience with cannulation and phlebotomy.

  • Available as a turtle or hedgehog design with free puzzle card

  • The child may ‘assist’ the procedure by pumping the dome

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

  • Improves children’s comfort and experience

  • Reduces trauma for the child, parent and practitioner

Vacuderm for Kids

Cannulating a child is problematic and can often require several medical staff members with multiple attempts. ​These procedures can be traumatic for patient, practitioner and carers alike. Practitioners encourage the Vacuderm device to be used on children as the tourniquet has an incorporated dome to pump, helping to make a smaller vein bigger and ultimately reducing the number of attempts at cannulation. Using child friendly interactive designs makes the process less daunting and traumatic, and the child is distracted by assisting in pumping the dome, adding a dimension for the child to be more involved in the procedure. Cannulation poses other issues as well:

  • A Common and Difficult Procedure
  • Risk of Infection for the Child
  • High Potential for Wasted Time and Money


Vacuderm Benefits

  • It has been designed for the child to ‘assist’ the procedure through pumping the dome as a distractor element (Distraction Therapy) of the cannulation procedure.

  • The Vacuderm™ can be used on every child and has been developed based on practitioner experience and feedback on venous access.

  • Features ‘Turtle’ & ‘Hedgehog’ designs. We are looking to expand on the designs available with child friendly characters and figures.​

  • Ultimately relieves time resource of the practitioner and improves the child’s experience. It is pain saving, cost saving, time saving and face saving with a quick release disposable tourniquet.


To talk to a member of our specialised team, call 0131 467 5764

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