A portal access safety needle designed for patient comfort and convenience that fulfils the need for a small size, very low profile.
If you are looking to minimise the size of your port access safety device but not increase the time you need to sit through your infusion, then our GRIPPER MICRO® needle is ideal for you.
Our GRIPPER MICRO® needle has demonstrated approximately 40% greater flow than other competitive needles tested1, allowing you to use a smaller needle gauge size during insertion to reduce your discomfort. The foam padding provided is also designed for added comfort on your skin.
To reduce needle stick injuries for you and your caregiver, the GRIPPER MICRO® needle has a unique design. The GRIPPER MICRO® needle is a two-piece system – the inserter (image 2) and the infusion site (image 3).
During both access and de-access the needle stick risk is reduced.
1. Measurement of Flow Rates for the GRIPPER® Micro Blunt Cannula, Non-coring Safety Needle and Other Selected Infusion Sets: Kristina Vick, Bill Beling (2010) - available on Smiths Medical website
For answers to commonly asked questions related to using this device, please see our patient questions page.
Please see the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of the indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions.