Vacuderm Kids Single-Patient Use Tourniquet


Vacuderm for Kids Smart Tourniquet is a unique, single-patient children’s tourniquet, designed to distract the child during cannulation, drug delivery and blood collection procedures, and for the child to ‘assist’ the procedure and pump the dome.

It can also be used for children 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.

Packet Quantity: 40 (includes a play card for each child)

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The Vacuderm for Kids, single-patient children’s tourniquet, for distraction and 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).

Code Description Size
Vacuderm 2 - Orange Hedgehog Vacuderm Kids Single-Patient Use Tourniquet
Vacuderm 2 - Green Turtle Vacuderm Kids Single-Patient Use Tourniquet
Brand Vacuderm
Packet Quantity 40 (Includes a play card for each child)

Vacuderm for Kids is being successfully used throughout the world to distract children and find veins first time, where up to 50% of the child 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.”

-        Has been developed based on practitioner experience on cannulation procedures performed on children

-        Cannulating a child is problematic, often requiring several medical staff and sometimes multiple attempts.

-        Better experience for children with poor vein access

-        Less stress and anxiety for the child, parents and the 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 child

-        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

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Vacuderm for kids Instruction for Use

Vacuderm for kids Video