ThoraQuik Chest Decompression Device

£47.94
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IN525
With pneumothorax a quick response is key to improving patient outcome. Traditional treatment using a large bore cannula or needle is adequate, but using the wrong size or an unsuitable prod... read more
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The effective and reliable solution for pneumothorax

 

With pneumothorax a quick response is key to improving patient outcome. Traditional treatment using a large bore cannula or needle is adequate, but using the wrong size or an unsuitable product can lead to unnecessary complications. ThoraQuik™ is designed to overcome these problems, giving you a safe and reliable way to treat pneumothorax.

Simple, Single and Complete

The recommended treatment for suspected tension pneumothorax is immediate needle decompression. Typically, needles used are 3-6cm long. These are not always long enough to reach the pleural space and so it is recommended that the minimum needle length should be at least 7cm. ThoraQuik™ has a large bore 10cm needle ensuring success in reaching the pleural space and minimising the risk of catheter occlusion once it is found. Internal diameter of catheter 3.12mm - 3.22mm.

 

The ThoraQuik Chest Decompression Device is supplied with:

1 x ThoraQuik Chest Decompression Device

1 x Luer-Lock Syringe (20ml)

1 x Scalpel to Prep Skin Prior to Insertion

 

ThoraQuik™ is a simple, single and complete solution for the treatment of suspected pneumothorax

 

 


References

 

1. David B. Wax, et al. (2007) Radiologic Assessment of Potential Sites for Needle Decompression of a Tension Pneumothorax. Anesthesia & Analgesia; Vol. 105, No. 5, pp. 1385-1388

 

2. Imme Zengerink, et al. (2008) Needle Thoracostomy in the Treatment of a Tension Pneumothorax in Trauma Patients: What Size Needle? The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care; Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 111-114

 

3. S. Britten, et al. (1996) Needle Thoracocentesis in Tension Pneumothorax: Insufficient Cannula Length and Potential Failure. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured; Vol. 27, No. 5

 

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