What is IV Therapy?
- Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. The word intravenous simply means "within a vein". Therapies administered intravenously are often called specialty pharmaceuticals.
- It is commonly referred to as a drip because many systems of administration employ a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the blood stream (air embolism), and allows an estimation of flow rate.
- Intravenous therapy may be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, for blood transfusion or as fluid replacement to correct, for example, dehydration. Intravenous therapy can also be used for chemotherapy (The treatment for any kind of cancer.)
- Compared with other routes of administration, the intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body.
Who requires intravenous therapy?
- Anyone who cannot acquire adequate hydration by natural means.
- Anyone who's life may be in danger if they are not quickly re hydrated. Every hospital has a different SOP on whether or not they need to resort to an IV.
- Most people who need them are those who have lost a lot of blood, burn victim and patients who are severely dehydrated. But most of us can just get by with drinking plenty of water to get re hydrated.
What are possible complications of intravenous therapy?
- Failure to access the vein
- Blood stops flowing into the flashback chamber
- Difficulty advancing the catheter over the needle and into the vein
- Difficulty flushing after the catheter was placed in a vein
- Arterial puncture
- Peripheral nerve palsy
- Compartment syndrome
- Skin and soft tissue necrosis
What are the features included in POLYSURE made IV cannula / products?
- Smooth,Sharp needle for easy penetration
- Flexible Wings for proper fixation
- ETO Sterilized
What are the Nursing responsibilities for IV sites ?
- Assess site whenever in room.
- Document at least every 8 hours.
- Site CDI (clean, dry, intact).
- Sterile technique.
- Change tubing and solution.
- Awareness of complications.
- Awareness of fluid types.
Why Polysure's Products?
- Our products follow a regimen of physical, biological and chemical tests before they are dispatched to the consumer.
- Among other things, tests are done to confirm that products are pyrogen free and sterile.
- Sophisticated tests will reveal any chance of harm that can be done to the user, and any such products if found are rejected.
What makes Polysure's product painless?
- Our IV Cannulae use siliconised back cut needles for painless venipuncture.
- The catheters are made of FEP, which offers very low resistance during insertion in the vein.
- The catheters are tapered at the end to provide a painless transition between the needle and the catheter tip.
What is the USP of polysure's product?
- High standards of reliability and quality at competitive prices
What is the difference between cannula & catheter?
- Cannula is a short flexible tube which is introduced into a blood vessel. (it is related to process of cannulation)
- While Catheter is defined as a tube which is substantially longer than Intra Vascular Cannula for peripheral access to body. (it is a product / part of the product)
Is there any Difference between Teflon, PTFE & FEP Cannula / Catheter tubing?
- Teflon is the brand name of Dupont for its range of Fluro Polymers.
- PTFE (Poly Tetra Fluro Ethylene) & FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene).
- PTFE is relatively superior to FEP in having a lower coefficient of friction which is an important factor to minimize trauma to the blood vessel/Tissue for enabling smooth cannulation.
- FEP is easier to process and form thinner tips of catheter then PTFE , so where you use a little on friction you gain a lot on initial penetration force.
What kind of sterility test you do on the product?
- In-Process test includes:
- Penetration test – to check the tolerance of catheter
- Flash back test – To check the flow rate in the flash back chamber
- Air Leakage test, Fluid Leakage test for Silicon tube, Needle tip check test, Needle Insertion test, Fitment, Dimension -Visual Inspection
Which sterilization method do you use?
- All products are sterilised with an in-house steriisation facility that follows ISO 11135 norms.
- Sterilisation is done with Ethylene Oxide gas, and the products are validated and tested for sterility.
What type of clean room condition you maintain for production?
- Class 10,000
What is the shelf life of your products?
|IV cannula||5 yrs|
|IV set||3 yrs|
|Three way stop cock||3 yrs|
|Nelaton catheter, Suction catheter, Infant feeding tube, Ryle's tube||3 yrs|
Which certification do you have?
- ISO 9001:2008,
- ISO 13485:2003,
- CE Mark,
- GMP Certification,
- Manufacturing License
What are the pieces/carton capacity?
- 500 pieces/carton
- 50 boxes/carton ( 10 pieces/box)