HIgHFlo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets
HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets™ Key Features:
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HIgH-Flo Needle Tour
Take a better look at the custom luer, butterfly wings and needle tip in this quick 3D HIgH-Flo needle tour.
Made for sub-q, 26 gauge HIgH-Flo (high performance flow) sets offer faster infusion rates than typical 27 gauge needle sets. Note: If you are transitioning from 27 gauge, your provider might give you a different F-numbered Precision tubing set to keep your infusion time about the same.
HIgH-Flo needle sets are carefully designed to optimize fluid flow for the most efficient handling of drugs. This efficiency translates into higher flow rates from smaller diameter needles.
Many patients tell us that they grab the wings above the needle, tightly pinch the skin at the site close together between their fingers, and insert the needle straight into the pinched area with a dart-like motion. You may notice that the HIgH-Flo butterfly wings are very flexible, making this procedure easy. It is recommended that each site should be about 2” apart and needles should be inserted at a 90° angle. Make sure any alcohol has evaporated off your sites, and insert all needles dry. You can also talk to your provider about premedication.
Consensus from several medical centers and many patients was that genuine 3M Tegaderm™ is preferred by most patients, so we include it with your needles. We were told it had the least irritation and best adhesion to the skin. If you are a patient with dry or sensitive skin and find that the 3M Tegaderm™ is irritating, you may need to try different dressings, paper tape, or a cloth wrap. Ask your healthcare provider for suggestions.
We have needle lengths in 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, and 14mm. We offer single, double, triple, quad, penta and hexa leg set configurations. If there is a need for a special needle length or configuration, give us a call.
We have tested up to eight needles at one time using our Low Residual Y-Connector to join two quadfurcated sets. The Y-Connector can also be used to make up a multiple set from a limited inventory, for example, creating a four site system using two of the bifurcated sets. A six site administration could be assembled by using two trifurcated sets and the Y-Connector.
Yes. Our needles are compatible with other pumps. However, only our pumps offer Dynamic Equilibrium, which automatically adjusts the flow rate downward if the tissues at the infusion site become saturated. While the answer is “Yes,” the FREEDOM60® and FreedomEdge™ are recommended for administration of subcutaneous immune globulin because they will adjust to the patient’s needs and reduce discomfort.
The butterfly wings ‘snap shut’, at the ends, to cover the needle after use. This feature of RMS HIgH-Flo needles is designed to help prevent needle stick injuries.
Achieving even flow prevents some sites from getting more drug than others and over-filling, thus reducing pain, swelling and oozing when performing multi-site infusions. HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets™ are carefully designed and tested for equal flow to every needle. The design and quality control during manufacture minimize factors which can interfere with fluid flow and cause uneven distribution. However, varying flow rate also might be due to factors which are unrelated to the needle sets, such as incorrect needle length, or something about the site at which a needle was placed, such as scar tissue or over a muscle.