BD Diagnostics said that the ready-to-use product has been designed to help protect healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries (NSIs) during the blood collection process and to prevent reuse of the tube holder.

As with the original BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Set (PBBCS), the new product’s in-vein activation of the safety device provides split-second protection against NSIs.

BD Diagnostics added that the BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder provides safety, compliance with occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) single-use mandate that prohibits re-use of blood tube holders and shows efficiency as device pre-assembly saves time by consolidating the blood collection process.

The BD Vacutainer Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder joins the BD Vacutainer Eclipse Blood Collection Needle and the BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok Blood Collection Set as a complete array of pre-attached blood collection systems.

Ana Stankovic, worldwide vice president of medical and scientific affairs and clinical operations at BD Diagnostics Preanalytical Systems, said: “The pre-attached holder provides additional protection from tube holder-end needlestick injuries. When used as intended, this product virtually eliminates a healthcare worker’s exposure to a contaminated needle.

“In the healthcare setting where every second is valuable, this new product also helps healthcare professionals focus more on patient care by reducing the time required to collect blood for diagnostic testing.”