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Name

  • ACCU-CHEK® Ultraflex (Roche Diagnostics)

Features

  • Introducer needle is removed, leaving a soft, Teflon cannula in place
  • Insert straight in
  • Can be used by almost anyone, including people with very little body fat (6mm cannula)
  • Quick disconnect at the insertion site
  • 23", 31" and 43" tubing
  • 8mm and 10mm cannula lengths
  • Audible "click" confirms connection

Advantages

  • Easy insertion technique (straight in)
  • Disconnect at the point of insertion
  • Audible "click" confirms connection
  • Reversible connector
  • Small clear window to view site unique in straight in sets

Disadvantages

  • Straight insertion dislodges more easily than angled insertion
  • Short cannula (8mm) can increase crimp risk

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The ACCU-CHEK® Ultraflex set showing the introducer needle partly removed, leaving the Teflon cannula below.

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