Bevel Only Technique describes an insertion process in which the clinician enters the vessel with only the tip of the needle in order to deploy the catheter. In contrast, traditional PIVs must enter the vessel with not only the tip of the needle, but they must also advance the device further for the catheter (mounted over the needle) to enter the vessel. This leads to a high potential for vessel damage including phlebitis, vessel perforation and failed insertion attempts. The Bevel Only Technique is not new to vascular access, it has been proven to be highly accurate in neonatal and anesthesia areas as pediatric CVCs and epidural catheters are frequently placed through a needle. However, this technology has never before been incorporated into a peripheral intravenous catheter which is what makes the SkyDance Osprey unique.
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