The luer protective cap is color-coded indicating the needle size. The devices are available with needle sizes ranging from 18 gauge by 1.5-in to 25 gauge by 5/8-in. The device also allows clinicians to cover needles at bedside after an injection, in order to reduce the potential for needlestick injury that may occur when disposing of contaminated needles.
SIMS Portex Inc., 10 Bowman Drive, P.O. Box 0724, Keene, NH 03431. Tel: 603-352-3812; Fax: 603-352-3703.