Needle guides have been used for decades, but what makes them such a high-valued product in the medical industry? Remington Medical explains the benefits of needle guides and how they improve a variety of procedures in multiple ways.
- Using ultrasound-guided needles ensures the needle is aligned with the ultrasound transducer.
- Studies show that needle guides for regional anesthesia and nerve blocks benefit clinicians.
- You can use needle guides for a wide variety of regional anesthesia procedures.
- By using ultrasound needle guides, you can increase the chances of a successful bedside insertion during vascular access procedures by 90%.
- Using a biopsy needle guide gives you confidence that the sample you’re obtaining is from the suspicious lesion.
Needle guides have been used for more than three decades to improve needle placement for a wide range of procedures, such as biopsies, ablations, peripheral nerve blocks, vascular access, and regional anesthesia.
When performing general medical procedures, needle visualization is crucial, so using needle guides determines procedure success rate significantly, resulting in:
- Better needle visualization
- Decreased procedure time
- Confident, accurate outcomes
Ultrasounds are used to perform multiple types of interventions, such as biopsies and ultrasound-guided aspirations, to ensure accurate needle placement. Ultrasound-guided needles are used to secure needle alignment with the ultrasound transducer. Designed to keep the needle within the sound beam for increased visualization, ultrasound needle guides simplify procedures in the following ways:
- Raises needle visibility by 54%
- Reduces access time by more than 52%
- Decreases needle passes and redirects
- Boosts first and second attempt success rates
Remington also manufactures a wide range of disposable medical needles for biopsies and other procedures. Find out more about how we can supply the perfect needles for your medical facility.
Studies show that needle guides for regional anesthesia and nerve blocks benefit clinicians by:
- Ensuring the needle tip is placed within the scan plane
- Reducing time for successful needle placement
- Enhancing patient safety by reducing inadvertent punctures to adjacent structures
- Improving doctor and staff satisfaction
You can use needle guides for a wide variety of regional anesthesia procedures, such as upper and lower extremity nerve blocks, varicose vein laser therapy, and truncal and cutaneous nerve blocks.
Studies show that using needle guides for vascular access procedures, such as dialysis, arterial, jugular vein, subclavian vein, and femoral vein, not only improves needle placement and visualization but also decreases vascular access time and increases first attempt insertion success rate.
By using ultrasound needle guides, you can increase the chances of a successful bedside insertion during vascular access procedures by 90%. Without an ultrasound-guided needle, the success rate decreases to 73%.
During biopsy procedures, such as bone marrow and breast localization, it’s crucial to use a biopsy needle guide to improve needle visualization throughout the procedure. This results in increased patient safety.
If you’re performing a biopsy, using a biopsy needle guide gives you confidence that the sample you’re obtaining is from the suspicious lesion and makes sure that you’re not in an area that could risk the patient’s safety.
A surgical needle guide combined with a stereotactic biopsy table to assist in successful, accurate needle placement. It’s vital to consider surgical needle guides for the most common surgeries in the U.S. like:
- Broken bone repair
- Stent placement
- Heart bypasses
- Gallbladder removal
Remington manufactures a wide range of medical devices and supplies, including needle guides for a variety of procedures, such as biopsies and breast localization.
Our surgical needle guides are available in open and closed styles, various sizes, and color-coded for gauge differentiation. All of our guides are sterilized for patient safety and are available in the United States and Canada.
As a needle guide manufacturer for more than 20 years, Remington is dedicated to quality and control. That’s why all of our products are manufactured in-house, allowing us to have access to all aspects of the manufacturing process. When you purchase a Remington needle guide, rest assured that you’re getting a safe, cost-effective, quality product that improves needle visibility and first and second attempt rates, reduces access time, and decreases needle passes and redirects. Contact us today to learn more about how needle guides can help you throughout a wide range of procedures.