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"The middle of 20th century proved to be a golden era for development of disposable medical devices. From steel reusable needles with a stylet in the 1950s to the Angiocath (the first disposable device) in 1964 to polyethylene, polyurethane (plastics) in the 1970s and 1980s, to modern-day catheters made of Teflon and Vialon, peripheral intravascular catheters have evolved" Thakur and Gupta (2022).
IV device history

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The middle of 20th century proved to be a golden era for development of disposable medical devices. From steel reusable needles with a stylet in the 1950s to the Angiocath (the first disposable device) in 1964 to polyethylene, polyurethane (plastics) in the 1970s and 1980s, to modern-day catheters made of Teflon and Vialon, peripheral intravascular catheters have evolved.1,2 Today, with the availability of superior technology, obtaining an intravascular access has become much easy. Catheters made of Vialon and Teflon have the advantages of longer dwell times and a decreased incidence of phlebitis.3 Intravenous catheters are now inserted percutaneously in peripheral veins, obviating the need for the venostomy (cut-down) procedure used 50 years ago.

Reference:

Thakur N, Gupta P. 50 Years Ago in TheJournalofPediatrics: Steel to Teflon and Vialon: Evolution of Intravenous Devices. J Pediatr. 2022 Jan;240:149. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.10.025. PMID: 34952659.