NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases First in New York to Launch J-Tip Needle-Free Anesthetic System
The J-tip needle-free anesthetic system uses a unique syringe that uses a small canister of pressurized carbon dioxide instead of a needle to push buffered Lidocaine into the skin. The Lidocaine numbs the area before a venous procedure, such as drawing blood.
In January, the Center for Children began a pilot program using the J-tip to prepare pediatric patients prior to drawing blood before surgery. Clinicians anticipate the J-tip will be used across all pediatric orthopedic services and potentially expand to other pediatric service lines.
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