Safety vs Non Safety Needles

Safety vs Non Safety Needles

Safety needles are designed to reduce the risk of accidental needle stick injuries by incorporating mechanisms to shield the needle after use, either by retracting the needle into the syringe or by covering the needle. In contrast, non-safety needles do not have such mechanisms and therefore offer no protection against accidental needle sticks. Safety needles are recommended in healthcare settings to minimize the risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens, while non-safety needles are used in certain specialized applications where safety features are not necessary or practical.


Examples of Safety Needles:


BD SafetyGlide Needle

  • The BD SafetyGlide™ is designed to ensure protection from needlesticks injuries after injection. Easy activation keeps healthcare workers protected and efficient


BD Eclipse Safety Needle

  • The BD Eclipse™ needle is a pivoting-shield needle for efficient safety during activation. The needle is bevel oriented to the safety cover to facilitate low-angle injections.


Monoject Safety Needle

  • The Monoject™ Safety Hypodermic Needle is a hinged safety device designed to protect healthcare workers from exposure to needle-stick injuries


Vanishpoint Retractable Needle

  • VanishPoint® needle is automatically retracted directly from the patient into the barrel of the syringe when the plunger handle is fully depressed. The pre-removal, automated retraction virtually eliminates exposure to the contaminated needle, effectively reducing the risk of needlestick injury.


Examples of Non Safety Needles:


BD PresicionGlide

  • BD PrecisionGlide™ needles are available in a wide range of gauges, lengths and bevel designs. Our full portfolio of conventional needles include both regular wall and thin wall offerings. 


Terumo Hypodermic Needle

  • Terumo Needles offer double-bevel design is precision-ground and honed to exacting quality standards. This attention to detail enables Terumo needles to penetrate skin with less force, which can mean greater comfort for patients. 

BD Blunt Fill Needles

  • BD blunt fill and blunt filter needles are specifically designed to reduce the risk for needlestick injuries during medication preparation.