Worldwide unique label with integrated needle trap to protect against needlestick injuries after injections.
Every year, more than one million needlestick injuries occur in Europe's hospitals and medical practices. Physicians, nurses, and caregivers are exposed to an increased risk of infection. Legal requirements such as the EU Directive “2010/32/EU on the prevention of needlestick injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector” or the specifications of the US federal agency NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) for safe instruments are intended to protect medical personnel. Schreiner MediPharm's Needle-Trap needle protection system offers reliable protection for healthcare users and patients as well as a cost-efficient product for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
This video is embedded in the extended data protection mode of Youtube, which blocks the setting of Youtube cookies until an active click on the playback. By clicking the play button, you consent to Youtube setting cookies on the device you are using, which may also be used by Youtube to analyze user behavior for market research and marketing purposes. If you have additionally given consent for Google Analytics in the privacy settings, data will also be transferred to Google Analytics to measure the performance of our videos.
Safety, economy, flexibility and process reliability: Needle-Trap combines the requirements of medical personnel and the pharmaceutical industry alike.
Easy operation, high-level comfort: How to properly use Needle-Trap.
1. Pick up the syringe.
2. First, bend the trap toward the side by approximately 90 degrees.
3. Remove the cap.
4. Perform the injection as usual.
5. Secure the needle by placing the trap against a hard, stable surface, using one hand. Then press down the trap. Bend the trap until the needle audibly clicks into the plastic part.
6. Dispose of the syringe with the secured needle in the nearest sharps container.
Needle-Trap can be individually equipped with additional features:
To the Article
To the Article
By defining sustainability criteria, Schreiner Group has set a benchmark for its sustainable labels. If a product meets at least one of the three criteria, it receives the “Integrated Sustainability” award. Needle-Trap by Schreiner MediPharm meets two of the three criteria and thus has a reduced, ecological footprint. It is characterized by:
More about our sustainable products
Your opinion is important to us. Therefore, Schreiner MediPharm tested the acceptance of Needle-Trap in an international user survey. Some 240 physicians and nurses in the United States and Europe tested the needle protection system prior to its market launch.
Needle-Trap has won many awards since its market launch. The ratings considered the innovative and unique design, the high quality of technical realization and printing expertise as well as such aspects as functionality, user friendliness, safety, cost efficiency and sustainability.
Implementation of Directive 2010/32/EU: Mitigating the Risk of Injuries from Sharp Instruments in the Health Care Sector
Download White Paper
Due to its special design—the needle protection mechanism is integrated into the syringe label—Needle-Trap is easy to use, without requiring the user to change his/her injection technique. View of the needle is unobstructed, enabling the user to retain full control of the injection process. The content of the syringe, the graduation or air bubbles can be easily detected, as usual.
The protection mechanism is activated in a controlled manner, even in case the syringe is only partly discharged, and clearly perceptible acoustically (clicking sound). In addition, Needle-Trap’s compact design saves storage space and allows normal disposal. The amount of waste is relatively small, which helps protect the environment.
Patients value the simple design of the needle protection system. Unlike more complex, less transparent systems, Needle-Trap does not “scare” patients.
First, the plastic trap is bent toward the side by approximately 90 degrees. Afterwards, the syringe cap can be removed in the second step.
The needle is secured in the trap in a controlled manner, using one hand, by placing the trap on a surface and subsequently pressing it down. This locks the needle in the trap. The user should never try to use a finger to secure the needle in the trap!
The needle has been properly secured, when it locks in the trap with a clearly audible click.
Yes! Although Needle-Trap provides protection against accidental injuries, the syringe must be properly disposed of in an appropriate container.
The quantities of blood (0.0001 l) and medicine content (0.00008 l) released are hardly traceable and thus completely harmless. This has been clearly proven in a scientific study performed by an internationally recognized expert.
Needle-Trap meets all current requirements concerning safety mechanism against needlestick injuries. These include, among others, requirements of the U.S. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) for “safe instruments”, the German TRBA 250 (Technical Rules for Biological Agents), the European Biosafety Network Toolkit as well as the new EU Directive 2010/32/EU for protection against needlestick injuries, which had to be implemented into national legislation by all member states in May 2013.
Due to the directive, employers in hospitals, medical practice and the healthcare sector are obligated to analyze the risk of infection by blood or other body fluids when handling pointed/sharp instruments and to initiate appropriate actions. Employers are required to provide processes or medical instruments with integrated protection mechanisms to reduce or eliminate the risk, in order to protect physicians, nurses, healthcare staff, cleaning personnel as well as patients. Where possible, needle protection systems like Needle-Trap shall be used.
Needle-Trap’s safety and high quality have been confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After several tests Needle-Trap achieved the 510(k) clearance letter for marketing in the U.S.
1. Ensure to bend the trap toward the side in any case, before removing the needle cap. Thus, you avoid a potential needlestick injury by the unprotected needle.
2. When activating the protection mechanism, bend the needle until it audibly clicks into the trap. In case the needle is bent too much or too little, this might have a negative impact on securing the needle.
3. You must never use your second hand or any other body part to secure the needle in the trap. Thus, you avoid accidental needle stick injuries.