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Introduction to IV Cannula: Understanding Sizes and Types

Issuing time:2024-01-30 15:15

If you've ever had a medical procedure that required inserting a needle into a vein, you've likely encountered an IV cannula.

This important medical device isused to deliver fluids, medications, and blood products directly into the blood stream. IV

cannula comes in different sizes and types, each designed for specific medical needs. As a leading manufacturer of

disposable medical devices, Shanghai Teamstand Corporation offers a variety of intravenous cannulas to meet the diverse

needs of healthcare professionals and patients.

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IV Cannula sizes

The size of an IV cannula is the diameterof the pointer and is expressed using a gage measurement. Common IV cannula sizes include 14G, 16G, 18G, 20G, and 22G. The smaller the gauge number, thelarger the needle diameter. The choice of

intravenous cannula size depends on avariety of factors, such as the patient's age, medical condition, and the type of medications or fluids being administered. Healthcare professionals must carefully select the appropriate intravenous

cannula size to ensure smooth and safe treatment.

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Types of IV Cannula

In addition to different sizes, IV cannula also come in a variety of types to meet specific medical needs. Some of the most

common types of IV cannula include peripheral IV cannulas, midlinecatheters, and central venous catheters. Peripheral

intravenous cannulas are the most widely used and are usually inserted into a vein in the arm, hand, orleg. Midline catheters

are longer and can be left in place longer, making them suitable for patients requiring long-term treatment. Central venous

catheters,on the other hand, are inserted into larger veins near the heart and are usedto deliver medications, nutrition, and


At Shanghai Teamstand Corporation, we understand the critical role that intravenous cannula plays in modern healthcare.

As a specialist manufacturer of disposable medical devices, we are committed to producing high quality intravenous cannula

that meet the highest safety and performance standards. Our intravenous cannulas are available in a variety of sizes and

types, ensuring healthcare providers have access to the device that best suits their patient's needs. Whether it's a standard

peripheral IV cannula or a specialized central venous catheter, our products are designed to facilitate efficient, reliable

treatment delivery.

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