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EndoCurette® Endometrial Sampling Suction Curettes
Description The EndoCurette® is a sterile, single use suction curette which features a proprietary multiport curetting tip.
Features 1. Multiple, elongated ports on the curetting head are designed to draw tissue from a large surface area and provide reliable sampling of the endometrium.
2. Stiff catheter body for easy insertion.
3. No dilatation needed for the small diameter tip.
4. Smoothly operating suction plunger for consistent vacuum.
Indications • Persistent abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding in a woman over age 35, or prolonged amenorrhea in a premenopausal woman of any age.
• Postmenopausal bleeding.
• At the time of starting hormone replacement therapy in an obese woman (especially with estrone effect on the vaginal mucosa), or a woman with late
menopause, nulliparity, diabetes, hypertension, or a family history of uterine cancer.
• Breakthrough bleeding persisting beyond or occurring after 8-12 months of continuous combined hormone replacement therapy (consider sooner if significant risk factors exist).
• Intermenstrual bleeding in women on cyclic-sequential or cyclic-combined hormone replacement therapy.
• Persistent breakthrough bleeding despite one or two courses of supplemental estrogen in women who are long-term users of oral contraceptives.
• Determination of endometrial tissue response to hormonal influences.
• Abnormal bleeding in women on tamoxifen therapy.
• Detection of precancerous conditions and follow-up surveillance in women who have undergone treatment for endometrial hyperplasias.
Contraindications • Should not be used in patients who are pregnant or suspected to be pregnant.
• Should not be used in the presence of or after recent acute pelvic inflammatory disease, cervicitis, or bacterial vaginitis.
• Use with caution in patients on anticoagulants or with bleeding disorders.
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Epitome® Electrosurgical Scalpels
Description The Epitome® scalpel electrode is a sterile, single use disposable
blade electrode for use with most electrosurgical units (ESUs).
Features 1. Quick and precise cutting through dense breast tissue when performing reduction mammaplasty and mastectomy.
2. Quickly elevates abdominal flap and reduces or eliminates seroma in abdominoplasty.
3. Reduces thermal tissue injury, yet easily dissects fatty tissue without increasing power settings.
4. Minimizes necrotic zone to help reduce circulation complications in skin flaps.
5. Minimizes thermal effects during tonsillectomy and UPPP, potentially reducing post-surgical pain and allowing a faster return to normal diet.
6. Short tip of the "bendable" version promotes precise tonsil excision with minimized risk for peripheral tissue burns.
7. The bendable shaft allows for easy access to IMA with quick, clean performance and minimal thermal injury.
8. ZapGuard™ is available on select Epitome® scalpels to reduce potential for electrical shocks and burns.
Indications The Epitome blade electrodes are intended for use in virtually every surgical discipline where flat, paddle-type electrosurgical blades are used for making straight cuts through tissue.
Brochures Precision Dissection Electrodes Brochure
Plastic Surgery Brochure
Head and Neck Surgery Brochure
Specialized Gynecology Brochure
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Principles of Electrosurgery in Plastic Surgery
Principles of Electrosurgery in Otolaryngology
Clinical Reference Vore SJ, Wooden WA, Bradfield JF, Aycock ED, Vore PL, Lalikos JF, Hudson SS. Comparative healing of surgical incisions created by a standard "bovie," the Utah Medical Epitome Electrode, and a Bard-Parker cold scalpel blade in a porcine model: a pilot study. Ann Plast Surg. 2002 Dec;49(6):635-45.

 

Filtresse™ Smoke Evacuation and Filtration Systems
Description The Filtresse™ Smoke Filtration System is designed for the evacuation and filtration of the smoke plume created during minor, short duration electrosurgical and laser procedures.
Features 1. Three-stage disposable filter system efficiently removes odors and particulate matter.
2. Easily attaches to most wands and instruments, to yield quick smoke plume evacuation at the source.
3. Variable motor speed provides flow rate adjustability and enhanced noise suppression.
4. Pneumatic footswitch provides easy, hands-free operation.
5. Compact, portable and stylish design uses little office space.
Brochures Specialized Gynecology Brochure
Clinical Reference NIOSH Hazard Controls - Control of Smoke from Laser/Electric Surgical Procedures.
AORN Position Statement on Surgical Smoke and Bio-Aerosols.

 

Finesse® Electrosurgical Generators
Description The Finesse® + and Finesse® II+ Electrosurgical Generators combine a high-quality, class I type BF electrosurgical generator and a smoke evacuation system into a single compact unit.
Features 1. Integrated electrosurgical generator and smoke evacuation system in a single compact unit for operating areas with limited space.
2. Controlled Output Circuitry+ maintains ideal cutting voltage for uncompromised histopathology.
3. Automatically activating three-stage filtration system for efficient particle capture and odor control.
4. Meets global electrosurgery safety standards.
Indications The Finesse+ integrated electrosurgical generator and smoke evacuation system was designed to perform low-power excision and coagulation procedures of short duration.
Contraindications The Finesse+ integrated electrosurgical generator and smoke evacuation system is not intended for high-power procedures such as prostatic resection or for sustained operating room procedures that require continual application of electrosurgical energy with only brief periods of rest.
Brochures Specialized Gynecology Brochure
Finesse Brochure
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Finesse+ Inservice Reference Guide.
Finesse II+ Inservice Reference Guide.
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A Guide to CIN Management
Clinical Reference Ferris DG, Saxena S, Hainer BL, Searle JR, Powell JL, Gay JN. Gynecologic and dermatologic electrosurgical units: a comparative review. J Fam Pract 39:160-69 (1994)

 

Supra-Foley® Suprapubic Catheter Introducers
Description The Supra-Foley® is a suprapubic catheter introducer designed for ease of use and control during bladder drainage.
Features 1. Sharp stainless steel tip is integral to the trocar, providing increased control during introducer penetration.
2. Precise cannula and trocar integration provide smooth tract dilation with minimal excoriation.
3. Integrated urine flashback lumen provides immediate feedback upon bladder access, minimizing the risk of a posterior bladder puncture.
4. Cannula is locked into trocar handle to maintain introducer integrity during insertion, yet quickly unlocks for trocar removal.
5. Color-coded protective shield ensures quick identification of introducer size.
Indications • Pre-, intra- and post-operative bladder drainage as requested by physician.
• Outflow obstruction.
• Chronic retention.
• Urethral trauma.
• Urethral strictures or fistula.
• Neuropathic bladder dysfunction.
Contraindications • Pregnancy.
• Contracted bladder.
• Severe skin changes at puncture site.
• Venous obstruction.
• Abdominal varicosity.
• Gross lower abdominal tumor.
• Bladder capacity less than 400ml.
• Intestinal fistula (adjacent colostomy).
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Supra-Foley® Kit Brochure

 

Liberty® Pelvic Floor Electrostimulation Systems
Description The Liberty® System is for pelvic floor electrostimulation for the treatment of urge, stress, and mixed urinary incontinence in women and men.
Features 1. Non-invasive Urinary Incontinence treatment
2. Exercises the correct muscles
3. Active participation not required
4. Easy to use
5. Affordable
6. No significant side effects
7. Ergonomically designed for comfort and convenience
8. Indicator light
Indications Urge, Stress and Mixed Urinary Incontinence.
Brochures Liberty® Brochure/Order Form
Website www.libertyfromincontinence.com
Clinical Reference Barroso JC, Ramos JG, Martins-Costa S, Sanches PR, Muller AF, Transvaginal electrical stimulation in the treatment of urinary incontinence., BJU Int 2004 Feb;93(3):319-323.
Wang AC, Wang YY, Chen MC, Single-blind, randomized trial of pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback-assisted pelvic floor muscle training, and electrical stimulation in the management of overactive bladder., Urology 2004 Jan;63(1):61-66.
Yalcin OT, Hassa H, Sarac I, Short-term intravaginal maximal electrical stimulation for refractive detrusor instability., Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2002 Dec;79(3):241-244.
Viktrup L, Female stress and urge incontinence in family practice: insight into the lower urinary tract., Int J Clin Pract 2002 Nov;56(9):694-700.
Yasuda K, Yamanishi T, Critical evaluation of electro-stimulation for management of female urinary incontinence., Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 1999 Oct;11(5):503-507.

 

LUMIN™ Laparoscopic Uterine Manipulator/Injectors
Description LUMIN™ is a disposable, single use laparoscopic uterine manipulator and injector.
Features 1. Trigger handle control offers easy, precise positioning.
2. Stainless steel cannula provides the required strength for confident control.
3. Position lock securely maintains uterine position, freeing surgeon's hands during procedure.
4. Cushioned 5.7 mm tip reduces risk of uterine perforation without excessive cervical dilatation.
5. Adjustable tip accommodates correct uterine depth and orientation.
6. Balloon secures uterine position without a tenaculum and prevents leakage of contrast medium and gas.
Indications LUMIN™ is indicated for use during procedures requiring manipulation of the uterus including, but not limited to: laparoscopic evaluation of tubal occlusion, minilap and diagnostic laparoscopy. LUMIN™ also provides an injection lumen for liquid media. An intrauterine balloon seals the internal
cervical os against media backflow.
Contraindications LUMIN™ should not be used in pregnant patients or those suspected of being
pregnant. LUMIN™ should not be used if uterine, vaginal or tubal infection is present or suspected.
Brochures LUMIN™ Brochure

 

OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle Electrodes
Description The OptiMicro™ Needle electrode is a sterile, single use disposable
ultra-fine needle electrode for use with most electrosurgical units (ESUs).
Features 1. Thermal tissue injury is minimized, allowing excellent healing results.
2. Output power settings are very low, minimizing nerve and muscle cell stimulation and stray electrosurgical currents.
3. Tungsten electrode withstands high current densities, and maintains sharpness throughout procedure.
4. Substantially reduces smoke plume and odor compared to standard blade geometry tips.
Indications The OptiMicro Needle electrodes are intended for use in virtually every surgical discipline where very fine, precise tissue dissection with a minimum of thermal injury is desired especially where excellent cosmetic results are desired.
Brochures Precision Dissection Electrodes Brochure
Plastic Surgery Brochure
Head and Neck Surgery Brochure
Specialized Gynecology Brochure

 

Pathfinder Plus™ Endoscopic Bulb Irrigators
Description Pathfinder Plus™ is a continuous and pulsatile bulb irrigation system.
Features 1. Improved visualization.
2. Bulb compresses in various hand-held positions, and fits easily and unobtrusively in one hand.
3. Continuous flow and pulsatile action with minimal tubing.
4. Accurate delivery of bolus irrigation.
5. Optional control - physician or assistant.
6. Scope moves easily with bulb attached.
7. Standard luer lock fittings attach to any scope.
8. Less cumbersome than syringe administration.
Indications The Pathfinder Plus™ Bulb Irrigator is intended for use in endoscopic procedures to provide continuous and bolus irrigant delivery.
Brochures Pathfinder Plus™ Brochure
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TVUS/HSG-Cath™ Catheters
Description TVUS/HSG-Cath™ is a saline/contrast media infusion catheter.
Features 1. Peel-away guide facilitates placement of catheter and can be removed from the catheter prior to imaging.
2. Pre-loaded stylet option is ready for immediate insertion when stenosis is present.
3. Markings indicate insertion depth to help avoid uterine perforation.
4. Optimized liquid infusion cross-section to achieve infusion flow rates without significant hand pressure.
5. Proprietary conical-shaped balloon is designed to provide effective saline stoppage at the internal os without patient discomfort.
6. Intrauterine placement of balloon is possible without significant image obstruction near the internal os.
Indications TVUS: with saline infusion
• Persistent abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
• Suspected myometrial or intraluminal abnormalities (e.g., fibroids or polyps).
• Thickened or irregular endometrium.
• Recurrent pregnancy loss.
• Pre- and post-operative assessment of uterine pathology.

Hysterosalpingography (HSG): with contrast media
• Unexplained infertility.
• Recurrent pregnancy loss.
Contraindications • Known or suspected pregnancy.
• Pelvic infection.
Brochures TVUS/HSG-Cath™ Brochure
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An Optimized Catheter System for Ultrasonic Uterine Visualization.

 

UtahLoop® C-LETZ® and UtahBall® Gynecology Electrodes
Description UtahLoop® and UtahBall® gynecology electrodes are sterile, single use disposable electrodes for use with most electrosurgical units during loop excision of the transformation zone. C-LETZ® electrodes use a contoured wire element that, when rotated through 360 degrees in the cervical canal, excises a "cone" specimen that more closely conforms to the predicted infection pattern of CIN lesions.
Features 1. Loop electrodes have the patented Safe-T-Gauge® which allows the clinician to set the maximum depth of excision.
2. All loop and needle electrodes utilize high grade tungsten wire.
3. Color coded for ease in identification.
4. Single-use and disposable, preventing cross-contamination and ensuring consistent performance on every procedure.
5. Electrodes have an industry-standard 3/32" shaft diameter, and are compatible with all electrosurgical systems.
6. Provide simultaneous hemostasis compared to cold knife conization.
Brochures Specialized Gynecology Brochure
UtahLoop® and C-LETZ® Brochure
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A Guide to CIN Management
Clinical Reference Mints M, Gaberi V, Andersson S., Miniconization procedure with C-LETZ conization electrode for treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a Swedish study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85(2):218-23.
Janthanaphan M, Wootipoom V, Tangsinmunkong K, Liabsuetrakul T., Comparison of success rate and complications of contour-loop excision of the transformation zone (C-LETZ) with cold knife conization (CKC) in high grade lesion (HGL) from colposcopic impression. J Med Assoc Thai. 2009 Dec;92(12):1573-9.

 

Dialy-Nate® Peritoneal Dialysis Sets
Description Dialy-Nate® is the only preassembled peritoneal dialysis kit specifically designed for the neonatal patient.
Features 1. Safer and more effective than piecing together separate tubing and components.
2. Preassembled, closed sterile system greatly reduces risk of peritonitis.
3. Saves nursing time and worry about researching hospital protocols.
4. Available with a bonded helical warming coil for use with a K-Pad, or with 600cm of uncoiled tubing for use in a blood or fluid warmer.
Brochures Neonatology Brochure
Clinical Reference Todd NA. Neonatal Peritoneal Dialysis: A Guide. Neonatal Netw. 1998 Feb;17(1):69-70.

 

Disposa-Hood™ Disposable Infant Oxygen Hoods
Description Disposa-Hood™ is an infant respiratory hood designed for precise control of NTE, and precise oxygenation with consistent FiO2 distribution and CO2 flushing.
Features 1. Unique "Laminar Flow" design maintains consistent FiO2 levels throughout hood and improves CO2 flushing.
2. Convenient top port accommodates temperature and oxygen sensors.
3. Raised base ports for convenient placement of tubing and cables.
4. Clear, seamless material allows total visibility of infant from all angles.
5. Diffuser prevents oxygen from blowing directly on infant.
6. Soft padded neck opening is gentle to infant's skin.
7. Weighted base collar keeps hood in place, even with active infants.
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Disposa-Hood™ Brochure
Developmental Respiratory Care Requires all the Pieces.
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Optimizing Developmental Care: Disposa-Hood™ vs Nasal Cannulas
Clinical Reference Simbruner G, Ruttner EM, Schulze A, Perzlmaier K. Premature Infants Are Less Capable of Maintaining Thermal Balance of head and Body with Increases of Thermal Environment than with Decreases. Am J Perinatol. 2005 Jan;22(1):25-33.
Finer NN. Nasal Cannula Use in the Preterm Infant: Oxygen or Pressure.
Pediatrics. 2005 Nov;116(5):1216-7.

 

Myelo-Nate® Lumbar Puncture Sets
Description The Myelo-Nate® Lumbar Puncture Needle provides access to the spinal
column for the purpose of obtaining a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample
from small patients. The Myelo-Nate® Kit provides the Myelo-Nate needle
and components commonly needed to provide CSF samples.
Features 1. Available with 1 inch or 1.5 inch 22 gauge or 1 inch 25 gauge LP needle.
2. Thin wall cannula design provides better flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
3. The needle's crystal clear hub provides visual detection of fluid flow.
4. The needle has an integrally ground stylet and a marker for bevel up orientation.
5. Vial lids can be sealed using one hand.
Indications • To diagnose or rule out meningeal infection.
• To monitor efficacy of antibiotic therapy by examining CSF cell count, microbiology, and drug levels.
• To diagnose and treat subarachnoid hemorrhage.
• To drain CSF in prevention and treatment of communicating hydrocephalus associated with intraventricular hemorrhage.
Contraindications • Superficial infection at or near puncture site.
• Lumbosacral anomalies.
• Increased intracranial pressure (ICP), due to: a. Unilateral mass, such as tumor or hematoma. b. Noncommunicating hydrocephalus
• Respiratory instability when the procedure may cause added compromise.
• Bleeding diathesis requires risk-benefit considerations.
Brochures Neonatology Brochure
Myelo-Nate® Brochure
Clinical Reference Garges HP, Moody MA, Cotten CM, Smith PB, Tiffany KF, Lenfestey R, Li JS, Fowler VG Jr, Benjamin DK Jr., Neonatal Meningitis: What is the Correlation Among Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures, Blood Cultures, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Parameters.
Pediatrics. 2006 Apr;117(4):1094-100.

 

Nutri-Cath® Continuous Enteral Feeding Catheters
Description Nutri-Cath® is a nasogastric, orogastric or nasojejunal catheter designed for enteral feeding in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care setting.
Features 1. Nutri-Cath® can safely indwell for up to 30 days without adverse affects.
2.
Silicone and polyurethane material will not perforate, clog or adhere to lining of stomach during sampling.
3. Less interruption of important sleep cycles because it is softer.
4. Barium sulfate-loaded catheter is highly visible under x-ray for easy verification of tip placement.
5. Orange hub identifies enteral-only connection to prevent accidental medication infusion.
6. Depth markings graduated every centimeter.
7. Choice of standard luer lock connector for continuous feed connection or oral dose connector for intermittent feeding.
8. Four sizes: 3.5 French, 5 French, 6.5 French, and 8 or 8.5 French sizes accommodate the full range of babies, even 500g preemies.
9. All sizes available in the following lengths: 40 cm, 58 cm, 93 cm.
10. DEHP Free.
Indications Nutri-Cath® should be used for administration of enteral feeding solutions only.
Brochures Neonatology Brochure
Nutri-Cath® with ENFit™ Brochure
Nutri-Cath® Brochure
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Clinical Reference Copelan D, Appel J., Implementation of Enteral Nutrition and Medication Administration System Utilizing Oral Syringes in the NICU. Neonatal Netw. 2006 Jan-Feb;25(1):21-4.

 

Nutri-Lok® Locking Enteral Feeding Only Extension Sets
Description Nutri-Lok® extension sets are enteral feeding adaptors that eliminate misconnects and disconnects during enteral feeds.
Features 1. Will not mate with a female luer IV line connector.
2. Ensures a secure connection that will not accidentally slip apart i.e. disconnection.
3. Is compatible via slip fit with other oral dose enteral feeding catheters, but only LOCKS with Nutri-Cath®.
4. DEHP-Free.
5. Nutri-Lok® oral dispensing syringes have an orange tip and printing to denote enteral feeding only.
6. Monoject™ syringes: For easy recognition by existing syringe pumps.
Indications Nutri-Lok® was designed specifically to avoid inadvertent delivery of enteral feeding through the intravenous route. Nutri-Lok® should be used for administration of enteral feeding solutions only.
Brochures Neonatology Brochure
Nutri-Lok® Mailer
Nutri-Lok® Brochure
Nutri-Lok® Secure Brochure
Nutri-Lok® Pump Set Brochure
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Clinical Reference Tubing Misconnections – a persistent and potentially deadly occurrence. JCAHO; April 2006

 

Pala-Nate® Palate Guards
Description Pala-Nate® is an oral appliance made of silicone, a biocompatible material. It is designed to protect the palate of the intubated infant from the damage which can be caused by pressure from the orotracheal tube.
Features 1. Available in 4 sizes to meet the needs of the smallest premature infant to the largest infant.
2. Made of soft silicone for optimal comfort and protection.
3. Specially designed for proper adherence and fit.
4. Retentive baseplate is well tolerated by infant, and serves to support the feeding tubes in their passage through the mouth.
5. Efficient in reducing spontaneous extubations.
6. Eliminates the need for taking an impression, necessary with custom devices, which increases infant stimulation.
7.Cost effective - Less personnel time involved in maintenance, and much less expensive than custom devices.
Indications • The Pala-Nate is indicated for infants requiring orotracheal intubation longer than 24 hours to aid in the prevention of iatrogenic palatal deformation.
Contraindications • Maxillofacial defects as a result of trauma or surgery.
• Presence of nasal / oral infection.
Brochures Neonatology Brochure
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Securement of Pala-Nate®.
Clinical Reference Fadavi S, Adeni S, Dziedzic K, Punwani I, Vidyasagar D. The oral effects of orotracheal intubation in prematurely born preschoolers. ASDC J Dent Child. 1992 Nov-Dec;59(6):420-4.
Angelos GM, Smith DR, Jorgenson R, Sweeney EA. Oral complications associated with neonatal oral tracheal intubation: a critical review. Pediatr Dent. 1989 Jun;11(2):133-40.
Ash SP, Moss JP. An Investigation of the Features of the Pre-term Infant Palate and the Effect of Prolonged Orotracheal Intubation with and without Protective Appliances. Br J Orthod. 1987 Nov;14(4):253-61.

 

PICC-Nate® PICC Catheters
Description PICC-Nate® is a peripherally inserted central catheter specially designed to avoid irritating the baby’s delicate tissues.
Features 1. Slender, low-profile hub reduces patient discomfort.
2. Reinforced hub reduces catheter breakage.
3. Accurate catheter positioning accomplished with depth marking at every centimeter.
4. Catheter shaft diameters reduced to minimize puncture wound.
5. Barium sulfate-loaded catheter body provides radiopacity for flouroscopic visualization.
6. Soft, strong silicone shaft material provides "tissue friendly" long-term care.
7. Also available in thermosensitive polyurethane which is easier to insert, yet softens after placement.
Indications • PICC-Nate® is designed for use when long term central venous catheterization is prescribed.
Contraindications • Lack of qualified healthcare practitioner for catheter insertion and placement.
• Known or suspected catheter-related infection.
• Patient's vasculature insufficient to accommodate size of catheter.
• Previous trauma of potential insertion site.
• Previous episodes of venous thrombosis, or previous vascular surgical procedure at the potential insertion site.
• Inability to properly stabilize catheter at insertion site.
• Previously opened or damaged catheter package, or past expiration date.
Brochures Neonatology Brochure
PICC-Nate® Brochure
PICC-Nate® Mailer
Clinical Discussion
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PICC's: Reducing Trauma is Possible.
PICC-Nate® - Tissue-Friendly Securement to Protect Indwelling Longevity.
Clinical Reference Paulson PR, Miller KM. Neonatal Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Recommendations for Prevention of Insertion and Postinsertion Complications. Neonatal Netw. 2008 Jul-Aug;27(4):245-57.
• Renner C. Polyurethane vs. Silicone PICC Catheters: A Brief Review of Outcomes and Characteristics. Journal of Vascular Access Devices, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1998 , pp. 16-21(6)

 

Thora-Cath® Chest Drainage Catheters
Description Thora-Cath® is a silicone chest drainage catheter with trocar.
Features 1. Biocompatible silicone reduces clotting and encrustation.
2. Encased radiopaque stripe.
3. Beveled end hole and two side holes 1 cm apart.
4. Distal side hole interrupts radiopaque strips for easy identification on X-ray.
5. Graduated at 1cm intervals.
6. Universal hub adapts to suction drainage systems.
7. Available in three sizes: 9.6 French, 12 French, 14 French.
8. Provided with stainless steel trocar.
Indications Thora-Cath® is designed for drainage of the pleural space only.
Contraindications Thora-Cath® should not be used as a pericardiocentesis catheter.
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Thora-Cath® Brochure

 

Umbili-Cath™ Umbilical Catheters
Description Umbili-Cath™ is an umbilical vessel catheter specially designed for ease of insertion, patient safety, and comfort.
Features 1. Soft rounded tips to reduce perforation risks during placement.
2. Soft rounded end holes to facilitate better fluid clearing.
3. Full numbered depth markings from 1 cm to hub for more accurate placement.
4. "Zero dead space" Luer locking hub.
5. Barium sulfate-loaded catheter provides radiopacity.
6. Available in silicone or Tecoflex® polyurethane.
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Clinical Discussion
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Clinical Reference Barrington KJ. Umbilical Artery Catheters in the Newborn: Effects of Catheter Materials. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2000;(2):CD000949.
Boros SJ, Thompson TR, Reynolds JW, Jarvis CW, Williams HJ. Reduced Thrombus Formation with Silicone Elastomere (Silastic) Umbilical Artery Catheters. Pediatrics. 1975 Dec;56(6):981-6.

 

Uri-Cath™ Urinary Drainage Sets
Description Uri-Cath™ is a closed urinary drainage system with silicone elastomer urethral catheter used to obtain accurate urine outputs from neonatal and pediatric patients.
Features 1. Pre-assembled sterile closed system reduces risk of infection.
2. Stopcock, with injection site, allows for non-contaminated midstream specimen sampling.
3. 150 ml collection burette allows accurate measurement of urinary output.
4. The silicone catheter has a soft, rounded tip and a non-wettable surface to reduce trauma during insertion.
5. The biocompatible, non-reactive silicone minimizes urethral irritation and crustation associated with Latex and PVC material used in other catheters.
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Uri-Cath™ Brochure

 

AROM-Cot® Amniotomy Finger Cots
Description AROM-Cot® is a disposable, single use, non-latex finger cot with attached hook for performing amniotomy.
Features 1. Less Pain: Single finger insertion, with no rigid instrument used.
2. Less Anxiety: The use of rigid instruments can cause significant patient anxiety.
3. Greater dexterity and feel allows for more precise hook application.
4. One-handed technique allows the operator to stabilize the presenting part with free hand.
5. As the finger is a flexible instrument, lithotomy is unnecessary, even with a posterior cervix.
6. Outer teardrop shape indicates orientation of hook.
7. Contains no latex or latex by-products.
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AROM-Cot® Brochure

 

BT-Cath® Balloon Tamponade Catheter Sets
Description BT-Cath® is a soft, silicone, dual lumen balloon tamponade catheter for managing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).
Features 1. A soft balloon that is easy to insert, contours to the uterine wall, provides drainage near the fundus and does not require a surgical procedure to remove.
2. A uterine drainage port that is flush with the top of the inflated balloon.
3. A dual lumen catheter that allows infusion of saline to expand the balloon while providing uterine drainage to monitor the progression of hemostasis.
4. Durable silicone components with optimal biocompatibility and strength.
5. Two syringes to provide for uninterrupted infusion of saline for timely tamponade expansion.
6. A bag spike and stopcock equipped with check valves for efficient saline infusion without the need to repeatedly manipulate a stopcock.
Indications • BT-Cath® is intended to provide temporary control or reduction of uterine bleeding during postpartum hemorrhage that is unresponsive to standard therapy including massage and oxytocin administration.
Contraindications • Cervical cancer.
• Purulent infections in the vagina, cervix or uterus.
• Postpartum vaginal bleeding unaccompanied by uterine bleeding.
• Disseminated intravascular coagulation.
• Untreated uterine anomaly.
• Bleeding requiring surgical exploration (including hysterectomy) or angiographic embolization.
• Cases indicating hysterectomy.
• Pregnancy.
• A surgical site that would prohibit the device from effectively controlling the bleeding.
Brochures BT-Cath® Brochure
PPH Management Algorithm
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BT-Cath® Illustrated Instructions for Use.
BT-Cath® with EasyFill™ Illustrated Instructions for Use.
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BT-Cath® with EasyFill™ Instructions for Use Video
Clinical Reference Dabelea V, Schultze PM, McDuffie RS Jr. Intrauterine balloon tamponade in the management of postpartum hemorrhage. Am J Perinatol. 2007 Jun;24(6):359-64. Epub 2007 Jun 13.
Postpartum Hemorrhage. ACOG Practice Bulletin, No. 76—October 2006

 

CVX-Ripe® Cervical Ripening Catheter Sets
Description CVX-Ripe® is a silicone, dual-balloon, transcervical ripening catheter and stylet.
Features 1. Conical shaped balloons, designed with no gap in between, form an hourglass shape when placed in the patient.
2. Soft silicone "nose" and catheter body combined with a pliable stylet to balance safety with ease of insertion.
3. Catheter is packaged with a 20 mL syringe for clinician convenience.
4. Luer-activated inflation ports for easy inflation.
5. Catheter tubing is 18 French.
6. Not manufactured with Latex, DEHP or BPA.
7. 5 year shelf life.
Indications • Utah CVX-Ripe® is intended to mechanically improve the favorability of the cervix of pregnant patients at term gestation, in which induction of labor is medically indicated.
Contraindications • Patients with any contraindication to spontaneous or induced labor.
• Patients who may simultaneously receive prostaglandin administration.
• Any fetal presentation, position or orientation that contraindicates vaginal delivery.
• Any abnormal placental or umbilical cord features that contraindicate vaginal delivery, including, but not limited to, placenta previa, placenta percreta and/or vasa previa.
• Any prior uterine incision(s) that contraindicates spontaneous or induced labor and/or vaginal delivery.
• Ruptured amniotic membranes.
• Patients with an active genital tract infection such as genital herpes.
• Cervical cancer.
• Abnormal fetal heart rate tracing.
• Multiple gestational pregnancy.
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Intran® Plus Transducer-Tipped Intrauterine Pressure Catheters
Description The Intran® Plus IUPC consists of a dual lumen catheter engineered to achieve optimal stiffness. The dual lumen design allows for simultaneous amnioinfusion during uterine pressure monitoring and the transducer located in the catheter tip produces continuous, accurate measurement of intrauterine pressures.
Features 1. Flexible re-zeroing capability, with re-zero button on the catheter or on the re-usable cable.
2. Two catheter tip sizes.
3. Separate amnioinfusion lumen for simultaneous infusion and monitoring.
4. Amnio View Port option for quick and easy assessment of amniotic fluid.
5. Time-saving, easy to use catheters with no cumbersome setup.
6. Maintenance-free to provide uninterrupted pressure readings.
7. Contain no latex or latex by-products.
Indications The Intran® Plus intrauterine pressure monitoring catheter is for use on patients requiring intrapartum pressure monitoring.
Contraindications Do not use Intran® Plus if there is uterine bleeding of undetermined origin, or if placenta previa is diagnosed or suspected.
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Clinical Discussion
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Intran® Plus User Guidelines.
Balloon-Tipped vs Transducer-Tipped Catheters.
Would you know the trace was inaccurate?
Insertion Complications from Catheter Tip Size and Stiffness.
Why Accuracy is Important in Intrauterine Pressure Monitoring.
The Role of Intrauterine Pressure Monitoring.
IUPC's & Patient Risk (no login required)
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The Clinical Spectrum of IUP Monitoring
Clinical Reference James H. Beeson, PhD, MD, et al. Variable Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC) Tracings with Two Catheters. University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tulsa, OK (Data presented at the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, February 2005 in Reno, NV.)
Fetal Heart Rate Patterns: Monitoring, Interpretation, and Management. ACOG Technical Bulletin, No. 207—July 1995
Induction of Labor. ACOG Practice Bulletin, No. 107—August 2009
Dystocia and the Augmentation of Labor. ACOG Technical Bulletin, No. 49—December 2003

 

MUC-X™ Aspirators
Description Muc-X™ is a newborn oropharyngeal and nasal aspirator that easily, safely and reliably aspirates meconium or bodily fluids without clinician exposure.
Features 1. Smooth, beveled tip is gentle to infant.
2. Minimizes the potential for direct oral contact with meconium.
3. Allows for one-hand suctioning.
4. Safe, reliable and easy to use.
5. Economical and cost effective.
6. Intended for use with mechanical suction devices only.
7. Prepackaged sterile for one time use.
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Toco Abdominal Belts
Description The Abcorp™ family of latex-free fetal monitoring tocodynamometer abdominal belts and stockinettes are engineered to provide maximum comfort to the patient and are available in a variety of materials and configurations to accommodate varied patient needs and clinician preferences. The Bari-Belt™ and Bari-Band™ are abdominal belts and bands specifically designed for the bariatric patient.
Features TOCO ABDOMINAL BELTS
1.
Secure and comfortable fit.
2. Broad selection of buttonhole, plush elastic,
soft strap, foam and mesh designs.
3. Stockinettes available in precut or in a roll.
4. Also provide pink, blue baby beanies and
foam circumcision straps.
BARI-BELT
1.
Increased width to avoid rolling, folding, and patient discomfort.
2. Increased length to accommodate all patient sizes.
3. Only one belt is needed for both the UA and US transducers.
BARI-BAND
1.
Soft, polyester/lycra material maximizes patient comfort while providing the elasticity necessary for transducer adherence.
2. Four sizes to accommodate patients of all shapes and sizes.
3. Only one band is needed for both the UA and US transducers.
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Vacuum Assisted Delivery Systems
Description Utah Medical Products' wide range of vacuum delivery systems include disposable and reusable soft vacuum cups as well as reusable manual vacuum pumps providing a safer choice for operative vaginal deliveries.
Features DISPOSABLE SILICONE BELL-SHAPED CUP
1. Smooth, soft silicone construction helps minimize maternal and fetal trauma.
2. Secure tractive capability for consistent control.
3. Flexibility of cup which promotes easier insertion and placement.
4. Improved visibility through cup.
5. Unique flared edge to protect against disengagement.
6. Patented "posi-grip" four-finger handle for optimum leverage and control.
7. 65 ml fluid trap to reduce risk of pump contamination.
8. Pre-packaged sterile and disposable.
9. Compatibility with existing manual and electric vacuum pumps.
10. No latex or latex by-products.
DISPOSABLE POLYETHYLENE BELL-SHAPED CUPS
1. Cost-effective while still providing the safety of a bell-shaped cup.
2. Beaded edge of cup.
3. Safety and versatility of a baffled 65 ml fluid trap to reduce risk of pump contamination.
4. Conveniently pre-packaged sterile and disposable.
5. Compatibility with existing manual and electric vacuum pumps.
6. No latex or latex by-products.
DISPOSABLE MUSHROOM-SHAPED CUPS
1. Constructed of less rigid materials.
2. Conveniently pre-packaged sterile and disposable.
3. Compatibility with existing manual and electric vacuum pumps.
4. No latex or latex by-products.
REUSABLE SILICONE BELL-SHAPED CUPS
1. Smooth, soft silicone construction helps minimize maternal and fetal trauma.
2. Secure tractive capability for consistent control.
3. Autoclavable.
4. Compatible with most vacuum sources.
5. No latex or latex by-products.
MANUAL VACUUM PUMPS
1. Precalibrated, color-coded gauges.
2. Vacuum release trigger for one-handed operation.
3. Autoclavable or ETO sterilizable.
Indications • Gestational age > 36 weeks.
• No demonstrable cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD).
• Full dilation and effacement of the cervix.
• Ruptured membranes.
• Engaged fetal head at Outlet or Low Station.
Contraindications • Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD).
• Unengaged or Mid-Station fetal head>
• All non-vertex presentations.
• Incomplete cervical dilation.
• Gestational age < 36 weeks or estimated fetal weight (EFW) < 2500 grams.
• Cup attachment to fetal head at any other position than the occiput pivot point.
• Lack of obvious progress in fetal descent during first two pulls (contractions).
• Lack of delivery or lack of imminent delivery after four pulls.
• Disengagement of the vacuum cup from the fetal head three times.
• Failure to deliver after 20 minutes duration, or 10 accrued minutes at full applied vacuum, whichever comes first.
• Prior use of forceps.
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Instruction Booklet for Vacuum Delivery Systems
Clinical Discussion
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Secure Holding Power and Caput Molding - Mushroom Cups.
Fetal Station Correlates with Fetal-Maternal Risk.
What is your Definition of Success in a Vacuum-Assisted Operative Vaginal Delivery?
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Introduction to Soft Cup Vacuum Extraction
Clinical Reference • Karen L. Koscica, DO, and Martin L. Gimovsky, MD. Vacuum Extraction: Optimizing outcomes; Reducing legal risk. OBG Management (April 2002)
• Martin L. Schwartz, MD, PhD, and John Patrick O’Grady, MD. The obstetric vacuum extractor: recent innovations and best practices. Contemporary OB/GYN (May 2002)

 

Cordguard™ Umbilical Cord Management System
Description Cordguard™ is a unified system for umbilical cord clamping, cutting and blood collection.
Features 1. Quick and easy 4-step activation.
2. Enclosed collection reservoir for obtaining clean, uncontaminated blood.
3. Fully enclosed sharps.
4. Reliable, secure cord clamp.
5. Ergonomic handle assists in delivery of placenta.
6. Protective sheath keeps tubes clean for labeling.
7. Two vacuum tubes conveniently slide from handle when full.
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Clinical Reference • Cusick et al. Mixed umbilical cord blood gas values. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1994 3:107-106
Sara E. Armstrong. The Cost of Needle-Stick Injuries: The impact of safer medical devices. Nursing Economics (1991) November-December v. 9, n. 6
Assessment of Fetal and Newborn Acid-Base Status
ACOG Technical Bulletin, No. 127—April 1989

 

Deltran® Disposable Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems
Description The Deltran® is a Disposable Pressure Monitoring System with integral flush device and stopcock.
Features 1. Consistent and accurate readings during monitoring.
2. Components that simplify setup.
3. The transducer can easily be mounted on either the patient, bed or IV pole.
4. Fully integrated flow-thru component design simplifies filling and debubbling.
5. Versatile, dual function Snap-Tab™ allows dynamic response testing.
6. Superior fluid path visualization.
7. 3cc or 30cc per hour flow rates.
8. With a variety of interface cables available, Deltran® can be connected to most types of monitors.
Indications The Deltran® Disposable Pressure Monitoring System is intended for use in physiological pressure measurements which require continuous flow to maintain catheter patency.
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Deltran® Disposable Pressure Transducer and Deltran® Plus Needleless Blood Collection System Inservice
Clinical Reference Crow S, Conrad SA, Chaney-Rowell C, King JW. Microbial Contamination of Arterial Infusions Used for Hemodynamic Monitoring: Stopcocks versus Novel Closed System. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Dec;10(12):557-61.
Enterprise Approach Key to Addressing CMS Final Rule on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. ECRI Institute; November 2007
Public Health Notification: PVC Devices Containing the Plasticizer DEHP. Department of Health and Human Services; July 2002.
Walrath JM, Abbott NK, Caplan E, Scanlan E. Stopcock Bacterial contamination in invasive monitoring systems. Heart Lung. 1979 Jan-Feb;8(1):100-4.

 

Deltran® Plus Needleless Arterial Blood Collection Systems
Description The Deltran® Plus System is a needleless, closed, in-line blood sampling and pressure monitoring system.
Features 1. Closed sampling system reduces the risk of nosocomial infection or line sepsis.
2. Closed sampling system reduces the splashing and spraying of blood during sampling.
3. Integrated reservoir syringe conserves precious blood volume of the patient (small volume blood loss can be critical for neonatal patients).
4. Needleless sampling system reduces potential exposure from needlesticks.
5. A clear, pure blood sample can be easily drawn for accurate lab analysis.
6. Accurate blood pressure measurement with components that simplify set-up.
7. One-handed operation of reservoir syringe makes the system easy to use.
Indications Deltran® Plus is used to draw arterial blood samples through the Deltran® transducer's high pressure tubing.
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Deltran® Disposable Pressure Transducer and Deltran® Plus Needleless Blood Collection System Inservice
Clinical Reference Crow S, Conrad SA, Chaney-Rowell C, King JW. Microbial Contamination of Arterial Infusions Used for Hemodynamic Monitoring: Stopcocks versus Novel Closed System. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Dec;10(12):557-61.
Enterprise Approach Key to Addressing CMS Final Rule on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. ECRI Institute; November 2007
Public Health Notification: PVC Devices Containing the Plasticizer DEHP. Department of Health and Human Services; July 2002.
Walrath JM, Abbott NK, Caplan E, Scanlan E. Stopcock Bacterial contamination in invasive monitoring systems. Heart Lung. 1979 Jan-Feb;8(1):100-4.

 

Neonatal/Pediatric Deltran® Plus Needleless Arterial Blood Collection Systems
Description The Neonatal/Pediatric Deltran® Plus System is a needleless, closed, in-line blood sampling and pressure monitoring system intended for use in neonatal and pediatric applications and incorporates a 30cc/hour flush device.
Features 1. Closed system reduces the risk of infection.
2. All blood volume is returned back to the patient.
3. The plastic cannula with a rounded tip provides superior clinician protection from needle stick.
4. The integrated 3cc reservoir syringe eliminates the splashing and spraying of blood during sampling.
5. One-handed operation of the reservoir syringe makes the system easy to use.
Indications The Deltran® Disposable Pressure Monitoring System is intended for use in physiological pressure measurements which require continuous flow to maintain catheter patency. Deltran® Plus is used to draw arterial blood samples through the Deltran® transducer's high pressure tubing.
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Deltran® Reduces Neonatal Sepsis.
Vascular-Catheter-Associated Infections (V-C-A Infections) in the Neonatal and Pediatric Population.
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Neonatal Deltran® Plus System: ABC-328NP
Clinical Reference Crow S, Conrad SA, Chaney-Rowell C, King JW. Microbial Contamination of Arterial Infusions Used for Hemodynamic Monitoring: Stopcocks versus Novel Closed System. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Dec;10(12):557-61.
Enterprise Approach Key to Addressing CMS Final Rule on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. ECRI Institute; November 2007
Public Health Notification: PVC Devices Containing the Plasticizer DEHP. Department of Health and Human Services; July 2002.
Walrath JM, Abbott NK, Caplan E, Scanlan E. Stopcock Bacterial contamination in invasive monitoring systems. Heart Lung. 1979 Jan-Feb;8(1):100-4.

 

Hemo-Nate® Neonatal/Pediatric Blood Filtration Systems
Description The Hemo-Nate® filter is a small volume, disposable syringe filter having stainless steel filter media, bi-directional supported and bubble point tested for absolute retention and removal of harmful micro-debris (particulates) of 18 microns and larger that are present in AHF concentrates and cryoprecipitates.
Features 1. Filters particles down to 18 microns to prevent respiratory distress in the neonate.
2. Small priming volume (0.7 cc).
3. Provides exceptional flow.
4. Causes less cell lysis than plastic strand filters.
5. Hemo-Tap® spike permits easy access to blood bags without the need for blood administration sets.
6. Luer locking hub allows the use of a standard syringe.
7. The Luer tip cap permits a sterile means of transport to the patient.
8. Has unidirectional characteristics.
Indications Hemo-Nate® Blood Filtration Systems are used in the filtration of stored blood, blood components and other fluids indicated for filtration. Infusion rates are set by each individual hospital and /or physician’s usual clinical procedures.
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Clinical Reference • Donham RT, Rational and indications for microfiltration of blood in emergency medicine. Med. Instrum. 11: 344-346, Nov-Dec 1977

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