ButtonHole® AV Fistula Needles with SteriPick®

ButtonHole AV Fistula Needles with SteriPick are used for Buttonhole or constant-site cannulation.

ButtonHole cannulation is the practice of cannulating an AV fistula by going into the exact same spot repeatedly with a dull needle. This technique has been used world wide for 35 years.1

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ButtonHole with SteriPick is designed for the safe and easy removal of the ButtonHole scab that forms when using the Buttonhole technique.

Steripick

  • Can be removed without exposing the needle
  • Remains sterile until the point of use (removing the scab)
  • Ships with the sharp point of the needle protected
  • Replaces the need for tweezers or other instruments
  • Is available on a wide range of gauges, tubing lengths, rotating hubs, and cannula lengths

Clinical studies have also shown that patients performing buttonhole technique experience

  • Less discomfort than the rope-ladder technique using sharp needles2,3
  • Fewer missed sticks than the rope ladder technique using sharp needles4

"Self-cannulating is empowering; it gives me control over my access site. I’ve been doing buttonhole cannulation for over 5 years, and I choose to use Medisystems’ ButtonHole needles with SteriPick. SteriPick is a safe and simple way to remove my buttonhole scabs. I like knowing SteriPick is sterile right up until the point I use it."- Medisystems Customer

There should be stringent adherence to infection control steps during Buttonhole cannulation including:

  • Washing access and surrounding area with soap and water. Antiseptic soap may be used.
  • Disinfection of access and cannulation sites with facility approved disinfectant, ensuring adherence to manufacturer instructions.
  • Scabs, if present, must be removed completely following the facility protocol, which may include sterile gauze, scab removal devices, or sterile tweezers. Do not use needle to remove scabs.
  • Disinfection of the cannulation site is repeated after scab removal.
  • Cannulation is completed using aseptic technique.
  • After needle removal, the application of an antibiotic ointment may be considered by the facility.
Buttonhole AV Fistula Needles with SteriPick®
Product Code Available Configurations
BH-2004PE Dull Needle 14G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-2005PE Dull Needle 15G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-2006PE Dull Needle 16G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-2007PE Dull Needle 17G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-2035PE Dull Needle 15G X 3/5" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-2036PE Dull Needle 16G X 3/5" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-2037PE Dull Needle 17G X 3/5" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (115 pr + 20 ea/twinpk)
BH-3005 Dull Needle Single Needle Set 15G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 300/cs (single pk)
BH-4006PE Dull Needle 16G X 1" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7004PE Dull Needle 14G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7005PE Dull Needle 15G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7006PE Dull Needle 16G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-4005PE Dull Needle 15G X 1" Rotatable BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7004 Dull Needle 14G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7005 Dull Needle 15G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7006 Dull Needle 16G X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7007 Dull Needle 17 X 1" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7014 Dull Needle 14 X 1 1/4" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7015 Dull Needle 15 X 1 1/4" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7035 Dull Needle 15G X 3/5" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7036 Dull Needle 16G X 3/5" BE CL 12" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7605 Dull Needle 15 X 1" BE CL 16" tubing 250/cs (single pk)
BH-7605PE Dull Needle 15G X 1" BE CL 16" tubing 200/cs (single pk)
BH-7606PE Dull Needle 16G X 1" BE CL 16" tubing 200/cs (single pk)
BH-7615 Dull Needle 15 X 1 1/4" BE CL 16" tubing 250/cs (single pk)

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

References:
  1. Twardowski Z, Kubara H: Different sites versus constant sites of needle insertion into arteriovenous fistulas for treatment by repeated dialysis. Dialysis & Transplantation. 1979; 8(10): 978 - 980.
  2. Hartig V, Smyth W. “Everyone should buttonhole”: a novel technique for regional Australian renal service. J Renal Care. 2009;35(3):114-119.
  3. Marticorena RM, Hunter J, Macleod S, et al. The salvage of aneurysmal fistulae utilizing a modified buttonhole cannulation technique and multiple cannulators. Hemodial Int. 2006;10(2):193-200.
  4. Verhallen AM, Kooistra MP, Van Jaarsveld BC. Cannulating in haemodialysis: rope ladder or buttonhole technique? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007;22(9):2601-2604.
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