BD Saf-T-Intima™ is now approved by the British Standard Institution (BSI) for subcutaneous use, it provides patient satisfaction, HCW safety and cost efficiency. The use of the BD Saf-T-Intima™ Integrated Safety IV Catheter System for subcutaneous use is an extension to this product’s indications for use.
Subcutaneous use was not within the scope of the original BD Saf-T-Intima™ CE Certificate. This extension required full assessment by BD’s notified body before BD Saf-T-Intima™ could be used subcutaneously within the European Union. BD has sought to extend the intended use of BD Saf-T-Intima™ because there is a growing practice of subcutaneous infusion, as it can potentially offer a better, more comfortable solution for treating re-hydration, pain relief and end of life care, than the traditional IV route.