Westmed offers a broad range of blood gas sampling products that incorporate FDA, OSHA, and NIOSH guidelines, which recommend safety features for needlestick protection.  Plus Westmed offers the best dry Li/Zn* balanced heparin anticoagulation technology.  Westmed offers two needle safety devices – Crickett™ needle protection and SafetyTip™ needle protection. Westmed’s needle protection is designed to minimize the risk of needlestick injuries caused by accidental needlesticks. Westmed’s puncture kits come with the Pulset™ vented syringe.  Vented syringes help eliminate pre-analytical errors, such as air bubbles in the sample.  


Crickett™ needle protection

Cover Syringe

Safety Tip

Westmed makes a number of unique blood gas sampling kits for special applications

Such as drawing specimens from arterial catheters (A-lines) in patients of all ages and umbilical artery lines (UA-lines) in neonates.  In addition, a special kit is available for the Labor & Delivery Suite and NICU to obtain a pair of labeled umbilical cord specimens (arterial and venous) shortly after birth for cord blood gases and pH.  

Arterial Line Samplers

Arterial Line Samplers

Arterial Line Samplers use a non-vented syringe, available in 1 mL, 3 mL and 5 mL sizes, with a solid rubber plunger designed only to aspirate.  A-line samplers are pre-loaded with 25-U of dry, balance lithium heparin for prompt anticoagulation.  One available kit also contains a 3 mL waste syringe.

Umbilical Cord Gas Kits

Umbilical cord blood gases & pH are easy with this simple kit: Two (2) aspirating syringes, each with a 22-gauge needle with Crickett™ needle protection, and 2 color-coded labels for arterial cord and venous cord blood, all contribute to the convenience of this kit for use in L&D or NICU. 

*Powdered, dry, Lithium/Zinc balanced heparin provides rapid anticoagulation, eliminates CO2 dilution error, and has virtually no impact on electrolytes.

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