Thoracic Drainage Catheter
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Thoracic Drainage Catheter For Veterinary Use Only Sterilized using ethylene oxide Latex Free Do not reuse. Single patient, single application use. For use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Description The Thoracic Drainage Catheter is a radiopaque polyvinyl catheter with multiple large side ports to facilitate drainage, a Luer lock fitting on the end, and a short thick introduction needle stylet for controlled introduction. See individual package label for product specifications. Function The Thoracic Drainage Catheter is suitable for thoracic or abdominal drainage. 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. 2. Sedate or anesthetize the patient and restrain in lateral recumbency. 3. Identify the landmarks for the skin preparation: caudal border of scapula to the last rib. The insertion site is midway along the line drawn from the top of the last rib to the point of the flexed elbow. 4. Infuse local anesthetic at this site just off the front of the rib and deep enough to reach the pleura. 5. Have an assistant grasp the skin of the shoulder and pull it forward. Then make a small incision over the denervated intercostal site. 6. Using direct puncture technique, advance the catheter off the introduction needle stylet and into the desired position in the thoracic cavity. 7. As you remove the introduction needle stylet, clamp off the catheter with a pair of hemostats. 8. Attach the drainage catheter to a multi-functional connection set. 9. Release the skin and anchor the catheter by walking a needle off the periosteum of the rib and pass a suture through the intercostal fascia. Tie a loose stitch with a tight knot off three or four throws. Then anchor the tube to the thread with an anchoring stitch. 10. Check that air has been evacuated and seal the catheter at the skin with a purse string. Apply a gauze pad with antibiotic ointment (optional) over the site. 11. Apply an occlusive dressing with an adhesive cranial band, leaving the suction end exposed. 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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