Category 2 Winner Emmett Smith

A Novel Dialysis Catheter to Prevent Vessel Backwall Penetration

The device contained herein provides a solution to the inherent issue of infiltration caused by the current design of dialysis needles. It will also provide better health and quality of life to those affected by Kidney disease and having to use dialysis as a treatment.

The device accomplishes this by using a catheter style cannula. This ensures that the needle is retracted from the arm immediately after the initial stick. The catheter is left in the fistula or graft, and dialysis can begin.