The application discloses a mechanical assist device for the insertion of a catheter unit into the vein of a patient. The device includes a needle unit, a catheter unit, and a handle member having at least one strut member which engages the catheter unit. The strut member is manually displaced such that the catheter unit is slideably displaced over the needle unit.
Medical College of Ohio
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The University of Toledo
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Huttner, James and Levine, Marc M., "Mechanical assist device for inserting catheters" (1987). University of Toledo U.S. Patents. 220.