Hand Puncture Protector for Nurses

Available for licensing and commercial development is a device that provides nurses or other health care workers with protection against accidental needle sticks. Specifically, a device has been created which protects the most susceptible areas on the back and sides of the thumb, forefinger and the area of the hand there between. This offers the notable advantage of preventing infections from accidental needle sticks. This invention is particularly useful during the risky task of inserting a twisted or kinked needle (such as a Huber needle) into a port-a-cath.

schematic diagram of hand puncture protector


Bonnie Thornton (CC)  ➽ more inventions...

Intellectual Property:
U.S. Pat: 5,706,520 issued 1998-01-13

Licensing Contact:
Edward (Tedd) Fenn, J.D.
Email: tedd.fenn@nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-6833

OTT Reference No: E-104-1992/0
Updated: Feb 2, 2011