Vascular Access

GBUK Vascular is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products, supported by our Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accreditation clinical support package and Registered general nursing clinical team. Our products are widely used in Emergency Departments, Operating Theatres, High Dependency and Intensive Care Units, and Medical and Surgical Wards. We take great pride in offering clinical innovation, technical excellence and outstanding value with every product.


High-Quality Vascular Access Products for Improved Patient Care

Facilitate safe and effective vascular access with our high-quality products, including IV cannulas, syringes and needles, blood collection, needlefree devices and much more. Our reliable and durable devices are designed with patient and healthcare professional safety at the forefront of everything we do.

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  • Vascular access refers to the process of obtaining access to the circulatory system for medical purposes. This can include accessing the bloodstream to administer medication, withdraw blood for testing, or perform dialysis in patients with kidney failure.

    Vascular access refers to the process of obtaining access to the circulatory system to administer medication and fluids or withdraw blood for analysis.

    Vascular access is typically achieved through the insertion of a catheter, which is a thin, flexible tube that is placed into a blood vessel. While a peripheral cannula is most commonly inserted into the upper limbs, venous lines can be inserted into various locations in the body, including the arms, legs and neck, depending on the medical needs of the patient.

    There are several types of vascular access, peripheral venous access, arteriovenous fistula (AVF), arteriovenous graft and central venous catheter (CVC)  Each type has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of which type of access to use will depend on factors such as the patient’s medical condition and treatment goals.

  • Unfortunately, never events can occur in vascular access procedures, although they are rare and typically preventable with proper precautions and protocols.

    Unfortunately, never events can occur in vascular access procedures, although they are rare and typically preventable with proper precautions and protocols.

    Never events are serious, preventable medical errors that should never occur in a healthcare setting, such as wrong-site surgery, retained objects or patient falls resulting in death or serious injury. In the context of vascular access, examples of never events may include using an incorrect type of catheter or accessing the wrong blood vessel, which can lead to serious complications such as infections, bleeding or damage to vital organs.

    To prevent never events in vascular access, healthcare providers should follow established guidelines and protocols for catheter insertion, maintenance, and removal, and should prioritise patient safety and communication throughout the process. Patients can also play an active role in preventing never events by asking questions, reporting any concerns or discomfort and working with their healthcare team to ensure that they receive safe and effective care. GBUK Vascular provide support and detailed information to ensure clinicians are competent and confident to use our devices.

  • IV Cannulas

    IV Cannulas are catheters that are thin, flexible tubes that are inserted into a blood vessel to allow access to the circulatory system. They come in various lengths and gauges, and can be made from materials such as silicone, polyurethane, or PTFE. Catheters are generally used for allowing access to the bloodstream to administer medication or fluids.

    Syringes and Needles

    Needles and syringes are medical devices used for various purposes, primarily in healthcare settings. They are often used together as a tool for administering medications, vaccines, or extracting fluids from the body.

    Needlefree Devices

    Needlefree devices (NF) are medical devices designed to administer medications or vaccines without the use of traditional needles. These devices provide an alternative method of drug delivery and can be used in various healthcare settings.

    Blood Collection

    Blood collection devices and systems is the broad term to describe the equipment used to extract blood samples from patients in a clinical setting. They include various designs and gauges of needles, holders and blood bottles.

    Arterial Lines

    Arterial lines, also known as arterial catheters or A-lines, are invasive medical devices used to monitor blood pressure and collect blood samples directly from an artery. These lines are typically placed in arteries that are easily accessible and have a strong pulse, such as the radial artery in the wrist or the femoral artery in the groin. Arterial lines are used in critical care settings, operating rooms, and certain diagnostic procedures.

  • Having a good provider of vascular access devices is critical for ensuring patient safety and positive outcomes. Vascular access is a complex field that requires skilled and experienced clinicians and high-quality equipment.

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