Cannulas with wings and injection ports are typically made of medical-grade materials such as polyurethane or silicone. They have a thin, hollow tube that is inserted into the patient’s vein or artery to allow the administration of fluids, medications, or blood products directly into the bloodstream. These cannulas are equipped with small wings on each side of the insertion site to aid in securement and stabilization after insertion. Additionally, they come with one or more injection ports attached to the tubing, allowing for the administration of medications without removing the cannula from the patient.
- Wings: The wings on each side of the cannula provide a larger surface area for taping or securing the cannula to the patient’s skin. This design helps prevent accidental dislodgement and reduces the risk of complications during IV therapy.
- Injection ports: The cannulas are equipped with small injection ports along the tubing, allowing medical professionals to administer medications directly into the bloodstream without the need to remove the cannula from the patient.
- Different sizes: Cannulas with wings and injection ports come in various sizes, suitable for different patient populations, ranging from infants and children to adults.
- Flexible and kink-resistant tubing: The tubing used in these cannulas is designed to be flexible and resistant to kinks, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted flow during fluid or medication administration.
- Intravenous (IV) therapy: Cannulas with wings and injection ports are widely used in hospitals and healthcare settings for intravenous therapy, which involves the administration of fluids, electrolytes, blood products, and medications directly into the patient’s bloodstream.
- Emergency and critical care: In critical care settings or emergencies, these cannulas are valuable tools for rapidly establishing venous access and delivering medications or life-saving interventions.
- Long-term treatment: Patients requiring extended periods of IV therapy or continuous medication administration may benefit from cannulas with wings and injection ports due to their comfortable and secure design.
- Blood transfusions: These cannulas are also used in blood transfusions to efficiently and safely deliver donor blood products to patients.