ThreadRite IV: Novel Way to Quickly and Accurately Place IV Catheters

Peripheral vascular access drug delivery is a mainstay of modern healthcare. Virtually all ER and hospital patients get peripheral IV lines, yet under half of attempted placements are successful. With 1.2 billion pIVs purchased in N. America last year, there is significant risks of extravascular injection of harmful drugs.. ThreadRite IV is a detection unit with disposable catheter units, which is designed similarly to standard catheters, adding insulating plastic that leaves only the tip exposed to act as an electrode. The detector is able to determine when the electrode is approaching blood.