PenBlade® A TIDI® Products Brand
Created to answer the 2001 Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, PenBlade® is a truly novel safety scalpel that is intuitive, ergonomic, and safe. By using existing click pen muscle memory, the blade can be exposed and retracted without looking or repositioning. PenBlade includes unique features: an integrated trimming groove for cutting sutures and PICCs, a more familiar weight than current plastic safety scalpels and the option of semi-passive blade retraction. The safe-trimming groove eliminates the risk associated with trimming sutures and PICC lines, and increases the likelihood that the procedure will end with the blade retracted (as suture trimming is the last step). Semi-passive retraction (use while depressing the button, retracting the blade as the button is released) also ensures the blade will be retracted. These convenient features aim to improve healthcare worker safety and patient care by eliminating accidental scalpel sticks and lowering the cost of healthcare.