TyTek PneumoDart needle

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For over two years, H&H Medical worked on an improved method for performing a needle decompression. This work with TyTek Medical resulted in the creation of the PneumoDart. Based on a patented design, the PneumoDart consists of a hollow, closed-end stylet, spring-loaded safety tip housing a 14 gauge interior diameter catheter that is 8.6cm in length.

The needle housing comes color indicator showing when the safety tip retracts, the PneumoDart is designed to stay in place. The cap is also a luer connector to allow for the rapid removal of air using a manual suction device (e.g. syringe) or the clearing of fluids from the needle (not recommended for use with a hemothorax).

The PneumoDart is a reliable solution for treating a tension pneumothorax injury. Our needle is 3.25” which is the optimal length as recommended by the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) who inspired the PneumoDart and we developed it with the US Department of Defense during a robust testing and evaluation phase. TyTek Medical’s  innovation helps you to get it right, first time, where successful decompression with traditional decompression needles can prove difficult. It offers efficiency, safety and important physical features.


  • 14 gauge  x 3.25”
  • Veress safety tip to reduce the risk of puncturing internal organs when inserted.
  • Visible cap head to monitor air or blood leaving the chest.
  • Luer lock cap allows for an active drawing or elimination of air or blood from the chest.
  • Shelf Life: 7 years
  • NSN 6515-01-655-9514 and CE marked.