Now this is a good idea from Cook:
The device’s 17-gage second lumen allows for increased aspiration or infusion, as the treatment channel can be used for either additional drainage or substance infusion to permit pleural drainage.
This latest version of the Thal-Quick chest tube, with a second lumen and 24 French size catheter, is intended to improve ease-of-use and placement of the device, as well as patient comfort. The wire guide allows a quick and direct route to the pleural drainage site. The chest tube inserter, which is fitted to the chest tube, provides a smooth transition for insertion over the wire guide, enhancing navigation and placement of the chest tube.
“The enhanced design of our double-lumen Thal-Quick chest tube is intended to offer both physicians and patients an improved experience,” said Bruce Gingles, Global Leader of Cook’s critical care business unit. “This product not only represents a significant achievement in medical device technology for pleural drainage, but it also demonstrates Cook’s continued dedication to patients and our commitment to clinical innovation for improved outcomes.”
The chest tube is placed using the standard percutaneous entry, the Seldinger technique.
The press release…