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Epi-Guard

Fixation Device for Epidural Catheters

Epi-Guard is a fixation device for epidural catheters. The device consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly adhesive combined with a special design.

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    Benefits

    • Reduces risk of accidental removal of catheter
    • Safe anchoring and protection of catheter
    • Allows inspection of puncture site and catheter position 
    • Can prevent kinking of catheter
    • Can prevent contamination of puncture site from environment 
    • Easy replacement of anchoring device

    "Prevents contamination of puncture site from environment."

    Product features:

    • A. Smooth non-woven cover with good adhesion for secure fixation of catheter

    • B. PE-foam support

    • C. Thin, comfortable hydrocolloid carrier
    • A. Perforated cover for easy replacement of anchoring device

    • B. Transparent hydrocolloid cover allows monitoring of puncture site

    Safe anchoring of catheters

    • Anchoring device for epidural catheters

    • The device consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly adhesive combined with a specially designed foam block that safely anchors epidural catheters

    • Hydrocolloid dressing absorbs bodily fluids or anaesthetic given prior to insertion of the epidural catheter

    • Design prevents catheter movement and migration which can enlarge and potentially cause leakage at the exit site

    • Soft foam support block can prevent kinking of the catheter

    Patient Comfort

    • Epidural catheters are typically secured inadequately by PU-film or other adhesive dressings 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 rare
    • The hydrocolloid carrier has been carefully tested for skin irritation, thus minimising the risk of allergic reaction
    • The Epi-Guard gives the patient great freedom to move around without worrying about the catheter

    Ease of Use

    The Epi-Guard is easy and fast to apply to the patient’s skin and results in a standardised and safe anchoring of the epidural catheter

    Hydrocolloid

    carrier

    Visualisation

    of puncture site

    Reduced catheter

    displacement

    PE foam support prevents

    catheter kinking

    Resources

    Epi-Guard Brochure Sheet
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    Contact us

    If you would like further assistance with using the Epi-Guard, or need advice on how to order, please call us on: 0114 268 8880