Multiple studies and clinical trials have been conducted over the past 15 years to evaluate the efficacy of using the needle free device J-Tip to provide local anesthesia for pain relief prior to routine needle procedures. The Emergency Nurses Association has evaluated the volume of research available in their 2015 Clinical Practice Guideline on Needle-Related Procedural Pain in Pediatric Patients.
The ENA Clinical Practice Guideline Committee has given their highest level of recommendation (Level A) to Subdermal Local Anesthetic with Needle-Free Delivery (using the J-Tip). This level of recommendation is based on a high degree of clinical certainty and the quality of the research available.
Quick and Easy to Use
Virtually Pain Free
Helps Improve Patient Satisfaction
The J-Tip is a U.S. FDA cleared, sterile, single use, subcutaneous jet injector indicated for use with Xylocaine (lidocaine). J-Tips’ innovative technology uses CO₂ gas to create a fine stream of liquid anesthesia which is able to pass through the skin and into the subcutaneous tissue. The CO₂ gas does not come into contact with the medication and is exhausted from the device once the injection has been given. Jet injection technology is able to create a spray like pattern of medication once inside the subcutaneous tissue, which allows for broad dispersion and quick absorption.
Uses and Applications:
The J-Tip needle free iv system is cleared for use with Xylocaine (Lidocaine). We recommend using the J-Tip needle free syringe with 1% buffered lidocaine if available, or Preservative Free Lidocaine (MPF), as these medications have been found to be the most comfortable for patients vs. regular lidocaine.
The J-Tip needleless device can provide local anesthesia for pain relief prior to the following procedures and more:
- IV Starts
- Blood Draws
- Lumbar Punctures
- PICC insertions and IM injections
- Minor Surgical Procedures
Departments that can Utilized the needle free device J-Tip:
- Child Life
- Infusion Therapy
- Vascular Access
- Surgical Services