Plasters and Dressings

Epi-Guard

Anchoring device for epidural catheters

Product Description

Safe anchoring of catheters
Epi-Guard is an anchoring device for epidural catheters. The device consists of a skin-side surface with a super skin friendly adhesive combined with a specially designed foam block that safely anchors epidural catheters. The hydrocolloid carrier will absorb body fluids or anaesthetic agent that backflow from the needle punctures with local anaesthesia given prior to insertion of the epidural catheter. The soft foam support block prevents 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 anaesthesia, 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 very rare.
Because the hydrocolloid carrier has been carefully tested for skin irritation, the risk of skin
reactions is minimal.
The Epi-Guard gives the patient great 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, independently of which hospital staff member is responsible for securing the catheter.

Benefits

Reduces risk of accidental removal of catheter

Safe anchoring and protection of catheter for up to one week

Allows inspection of puncture site and catheter position

Easy replacement of anchoring device

Enables the patient to shower with catheter inserted

Prevents kinking of catheter

Prevents contamination of puncture site from environment

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8170 Epi-Guard – anchoring device for epidural catheter 25 per box
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