Pleura-Guard

Pleura-Guard
REF.8161

 

Secure anchoring of Thoracic Drainage Catheters

Pleura-Guard is an anchoring device for thoracic drainage catheters from 16 French to 30 French. The device consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly hydrocolloid adhesive combined with a specially designed foam block which can prevent kinking of the catheter. A non-woven lid provides an effective securing of the catheter on the foam block. In addition, catheters are prevented from being expelled by the body and the secure anchoring of the catheter also prevents catheter movements from enlarging the catheter exit site, which is why less leakage is experienced. The catheter exit site is covered by a transparent hydrocolloid lid protecting the puncture site from contamination while allowing continuous monitoring of the puncture site. The hydrocolloid used for the carrier and the puncture site lid absorbs exudates and thus prevents skin maceration and excessive growth of micro-organisms.
Finally, the use of suture for anchoring of the catheter may be omitted in most cases and the slim design of the Pleura-Guard allows the anchoring of two catheters positioned at a short distance.


 


Patient friendly fixation

The low and slim design of the Pleura-Guard often replaces bulky “home-made” fixations of gauze combined with non-woven dressings or the like. Further, the possibility of omitting the suture makes the Pleura-Guard more comfortable for the patient and the safe anchoring enhances the patient’s feeling of greater freedom to move around without worrying about the catheter. Application of Pleura-Guard reduces nursing time and dressing changes.
The effective absorption of exudates combined with secure anchoring and the possibility to monitor the puncture site area can reduce the need for dressing changes.


Easy to use

Pleura-Guard is easy and fast to apply to the patient’s skin and results in a standardized, safe anchoring and protection of the thoracic drainage catheter. A short training is sufficient to teach every staff member on the ward how to use our fixation device.

 

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Epi-Guard

Epi-Guard
REF.8170

 

Safe anchoring of catheters

Epi-Guard is an anchoring device for epidural catheters. The product consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly adhesive combined with a specially designed foam block that safely anchors epidural catheters. The hydrocolloid carrier will absorb body fluids or anesthetic agent that backflow from the needle punctures with local anesthesia given prior to insertion of the epidural catheter. The soft foam support block can prevent kinking of the catheter, even if the patient should lie on it.


For the sake of the patient

Epidural catheters are typically secured inadequately by PU-film or other adhesive dressing and accidental displacement of the catheter is frequently seen. Not only will this cause the patient to experience a period without sufficient anesthesia, but a very uncomfortable insertion of a new catheter is also required. When Epi-Guard is being used, accidental displacement of the epidural catheter will be rare. Because the hydrocolloid carrier has been carefully tested for skin irritation, the risk of skin reactions is minimal. Finally, because it is easy to dress over the Epi-Guard, he/she will feel a greater freedom to move around without worrying about the catheter.


Easy to use

The Epi-Guard is easy and fast to apply to the patient’s skin and results in a standardized and safe anchoring of the epidural catheter. A short training is sufficient to teach every staff member on the ward how to use our fixation device.

 

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Drain-Guard

Drain-Guard
REF. 8150

 

Safe anchoring of catheters

Drain-Guard is an anchoring device for percutaneous drainage catheters that are protruding from the patient’s skin at an angle approximately perpendicular to the patient’s skin surface. The device consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly adhesive combined with a specially designed foam block that safely anchors catheters from 5 to 16 French. The soft foam support block can prevent kinking of the catheter. A transparent hydrocolloid cover allows continuous monitoring of the puncture site and provides an efficient protection against contamination.


For the sake of the patient

Drain-Guard’s soft and pliable adhesive carrier can offer comfort to the patient. Because the hydrocolloid has been carefully tested for skin irritation, the risk of allergic reactions is minimal. Finally, because it is easy to dress over the Drain-Guard, he/she will feel a greater freedom to move around without worrying about the catheter.



Easy to use

The Drain-Guard catheter anchoring device is easy to apply to the patient’s skin and changing of the device may even be carried out by a family member.

 

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