Vacuderm Adult Single-Patient Use Tourniquet


Vacuderm Smart Tourniquet is a unique, single-patient tourniquet / vein inflator for patients with difficult to reach veins, with unique suction and pump mechanism to aid further filling of the veins and increase the success rate of first attempt in venous access. Suitable for cannulation, drug delivery and blood collection.  

Packet Quantity: 50

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The Vacuderm, single-patient tourniquet / vein inflator, for difficult to reach veins, has been designed in the UK by healthcare professionals and is part of a toolkit to aid intravenous needle insertion for cannulation, drug delivery and blood collection.

When the dome is pumped several times, it enhances the tourniquet effect by producing a negative pressure. This causes the veins to fill and become pronounced, potentially improving vein location.

PLEASE NOTE: For success at first attempt you must follow guidance for use correctly (See How To Use section).

Product Code Vacuderm 1
Brand Vacuderm
Color Light Blue
Packet Quantity 50

Vacuderm is being successfully used throughout the world to find veins first time, where up to 30% of the adult population have difficult to access veins.

A study has been completed and published in the ‘British Journal of Nursing’ for improving the visual clarity and dimensions of veins, see,

Quote from Sarah Phillips, a leading nurse trainer, on the first attempt success rate using the Vacuderm, see link below:

Quote from Sarah Phillips Pdf. Link

Feedback from IV Nurse in Edinburgh, UK We have tested the tourniquet and have some feedback: We found them to be very useful. A bit fiddly to get the dome pointing at the vein that is to be immobilized but i feel this would be better with practice. The patient said the tourniquet was comfortable to have on and it is very easy to release when needed.”

-        Better experience for patients with poor vein access

-        Less stress and anxiety for patients and practitioners

-        Designed to reduce wastage, cost and time for hospitals

-        Designed to improve the success rate of first attempt venous access and reduce failed cannulations

-        Designed to reduce infection with less attempts to find veins

-        Easy-to-use, does not require modifications to existing practices

-        Eliminates the need for Vein Finders

-        The Vacuderm is soft and comfortable for the patient

-        The procedure makes it easier to detect veins, even in difficult patients

-        A curved ladder-effect strap to reduce pinching

-        Easy to tighten, grip and with unique release buckle mechanism

-        The material is recyclable and latex free

-        Class 1 medical device manufactured in the UK

Please watch the video or print off the instructions for correct use.

Remember 4 golden rules for success

* Put on the right way below the elbow (arrow points towards the hand)

* Pull really tightly on the strap to give good tourniquet effect (it will not pinch or break)

* Pump slowly and gently towards the back of the dome until the veins inflate

* Pull the quick release mechanism to take off

PRINT OFF INSTRUCTIONS (Link to .pdf below) 

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS can be found in the Videos section

Vacuderm for Adults Instructions

Vacuderm for Adults Instructions for Use 

Vacuderm for Adults Video