AV Fistula Needles with Masterguard®

AV Fistula Needles with MasterGuard protect you while you care for your patients.

Safety and Peace of Mind with MasterGuard

MasterGuard needles are designed with:

  • FingerShield® anchor to protect the fingers most at risk of needlesticks
  • FingerShield to provide a barrier between the pressure-holding fingers and the sharp tip of the needle

"I’ve been working in hemodialysis for 40 years, and I’ve seen every hemodialysis needle safety device that’s come along. I can safely say that, for all the right reasons, including safety and ease of cannulation, MasterGuard is my first and only choice. I wouldn’t use anything else." – Joe Atkins, RN, MBA, CNN, CHT

  • Ultra thin walls, precisely ground bevels, and siliconized needle for smooth cannulation
  • Short hub minimizes leverage
  • Flexible wings with interlocking grips for precise control of the needle
  • Rotatable hub with bevel indicator dots (some codes) to reduce the risk of tissue damage associated with rotation of fixed wing needles

Needlesticks occur every day

  • On average, more than 1,500 needlesticks and other sharps injuries occur daily in the United States1
  • It only takes one needlestick to transmit up to 30 blood-borne pathogens, including HBV, HCV, and HIV2

The consequences of 1 needlestick:

  • The potential changes to health and the stress of the testing process can be devastating for the affected caregiver.
  • A dialysis provider may incur healthcare costs up to $4,838.2

MasterGuard has been clinically proven to reduce AV fistula needlestick injuries3

In a two year study of five dialysis clinics, Masterguard users showed 0 incidences of needlesticks after 50,000+ cannulations.3

Review McCleary's full clinical study

References:
  1. NIOSH Alert: Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1999. (Publication no. 2000-108.).
  2. O'Malley EM, Scott RD, Gayle J et al. Costs of management of occupational exposures to blood and body fluids. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007:28:774-782.
  3. McCleary J, Caldero K, Adams T. Guarded fistula needle reduces needle stick injuries in hemodialysis. Nephrol News Issues. 2002;16(6):66-70, 72.
AV Fistula Needle With MasterGuard®
Product Code Available Configurations
D9-2004MG AVF NEEDLE 14G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2005MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2005MGLB AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" BE CL LB 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2006MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2006MGLB AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1" BE CL LB 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2007MG AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 ea/single pk)
D9-2007MGLB AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1" BE CL LB 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2015MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1  1/4" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-2016MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1 1/4" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
D9-6005MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (120 twin pk + 10 single pk)
S9-4005MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-4006MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-4007MG AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-4015MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1 1/4" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-4016MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1 1/4" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-4017MG AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1 1/4" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-5005 AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1 BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-5006 AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1 BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-5007 AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1 BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7004MG AVF NEEDLE 14G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7005MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7005MGLB AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" BE CL LB 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7006MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7006MGLB AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1" BE CL LB 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7007MG AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7007MGLB AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1" BE CL LB 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7008MG AVF NEEDLE 18G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7014MG AVF NEEDLE 14G X 1 1/4" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7015MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1 1/4" BE CL12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7016MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1 1/4" BE CL12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7017MG AVF NEEDLE 17G X 1 1/4" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7435MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 3/5" BE CL 8" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7436MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 3/5" BE CL 8" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7437MG AVF NEEDLE 17G X 3/5" BE CL 8" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
S9-7605MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1" BE CL 16" tubing 200/cs (single pk)
S9-7606MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1" BE CL 16" tubing 200/cs (single pk)
S9-7615MG AVF NEEDLE 15G X 1 1/4" BE CL 16" tubing 200/cs (single pk)
S9-7616MG AVF NEEDLE 16G X 1 1/4" BE CL 16" tubing 200/cs (single pk)

BE = Backeye, CL = Clamp, CS = Case, PK = Pack, TWINPK = Twin Pack

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