Foal Tracheal


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Foal Tracheal Wash Catheter Sterilized using ethylene oxide Latex Free For use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Description The Foal Tracheal Wash Catheter is a PTFE catheter with a proximal female Luer adapter. See individual package label for product specifications. Function The Foal Tracheal Wash Catheter is used to obtain a sample from the trachea and bronchi for cytological examination. Instructions for Use 1. Inspect packaging for sterility. Remove product from package and visually inspect for any damage. WARNING! Discard if product or packaging is damaged. Note! Anesthesia or sedation may be required. 2. Extend patient’s neck so that the nares point toward the ceiling. 3. Prepare skin over cricothyroid membrane or trachea according to standard hospital protocol. 4. Insert needle into tracheal lumen by puncturing cricothyroid or interannular membrane at a 45-degree angle. 5. Advance catheter to its full length and withdraw needle from the trachea, leaving the catheter in place. 6. Rapidly infuse sterile saline through catheter. 7. While patient is coughing, aspirate secretions and exudates through the catheter with a sterile syringe. 8. Follow standard hospital protocol for monitoring the patient for dyspnea before and after removing the catheter. WARNING! Failure to properly immobilize patient during the procedure may result in serious injury and/or death. WARNING! Follow local governing ordinances regarding disposal of sharps and biohazardous wastes. Smiths Medical PM, Inc. N7W22025 Johnson Drive Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186 Phone: 1-262-513-8500 Toll-Free: 1-888-745-6562 (U.S.A. only) Fax: 1-262-513-9069 SurgiVet and the Smiths design mark are trademarks of the Smiths Medical family of companies. The symbol ® indicates the trademark is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and certain other countries. ©2009 Smiths Medical Family of companies. All rights reserved.

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