Safety for Everyone in The Room During and After the Procedure
Suture-based catheter securement and skin closure procedures expose healthcare workers to serious risks of needle stick injuries and bloodborne pathogens. The SafePathTM Safety Suturing System has been designed to address significant unmet safety and performance needs.
Some of the benefits of this technology include:
- The user never needs to handle the needle
- Compliant with regulatory mandates for safety including the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act 1
- Intelligent design virtually eliminates the risk of user infection by minimizing needle stick injuries 2
- Suture-based catheter securement decreases the risk of patient infection 3,4
- Approximately 2X faster than traditional suturing 2
- All-in-One device (suture, needle, driver, suture cutter)
- Needle guard protection technology assists in precise suture placement
- Durable securement, single-patient use, versatile, ergonomic, precise, and easy to use
- Decreases costs to the institution
- Simple peer-to-peer teaching model
Needlestick injuries result in almost $5 Billion in preventable healthcare costs every year 5,6,7
Approximately 1 Million needlestick injuries occur each year in the United State 5,6
- Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Public law 106-430. November 6, 2000.
- SafePath Medical Data on File.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Background Information. Strategies for Prevention of Catheter-Related Infections in Adult and Pediatric Patients. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections 
- American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access, Rupp SM, Apfelbaum JL, Blitt C, Caplan RA, Connis RT, et al. Practice guidelines for central venous access: a report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access. Anesthesiology. 2012 116. 539-553
- US Dept of Labor. OSHA. Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Needlestick and Other Sharps Injuries, January 18, 2001.
- Boden, LL. Understanding the Hospital Sharps Injury Reporting Pathway. Am J Ind Med. 2015 March, 58(3): 282-289. Doi:10.1002/ajim.22392.
- Department of Health & Human Services. Centers for Disease Control. Workbook for Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program 2008. Pg 6.