Teleflex has launched the Arrow VPS G4 device, which is used in conjunction with the disposable Arrow VPS Stylet.
The Arrow VPS G4 device places a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) or central venous catheter (CVC) in the optimal spot in the superior vena cava accurately based on the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) guidelines.
The device utilizes a user interface and easy-to-interpret symbols including the Blue Bullseye symbol that indicates optimal catheter tip placement.
VPS Technology co-inventor Bradley Hill said accurately assessing the correct tip placement of a central line can be difficult and has always required chest X-ray confirmation.
"The ARROW VPS Technology has the ability to provide immediate and simple confirmation, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming X-rays," Hill added.
The new features of the Arrow VPS G4 Device include design and technology, such as statement of final catheter position, enhanced sterile field capability, and Wi-Fi access allowing integration to hospital data management systems, according to the company.
Teleflex Vascular Access Division president Paul Molloy said, "The VPS G4 is aimed at making zero complications in vascular access a reality."