Contiplex® C

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Echogenic catheter-over-needle system for continuous nerve block

The Next Evolution in Ultrasound Guided CPNB Catheter Placement

Catheter-over-needle design – Contiplex® C provides the power and flexibility of a catheter with the familiarity of a single shot.

  • Deliberate – The catheter tip can be purposely directed to an exact location, without the need to thread.
  • One step – Once the catheterand needle are in the right location, simply remove the needle. The catheter is already placed.
  • Linear – Needle and catheter are introduced in a straight line making it easier to maintain both in the ultrasound beam.
  • Echogenic – Catheter is ultrasound visible. After needle removal, the catheter can be identified because of its straight trajectory.
  • Help reduce leakage – When the needle is removed, the catheter is designed to seal the puncture site to help reduce leakage.
  • Securement with a shorter catheter – Help make catheter securement easier and reduce the potential of catheter knotting. The short 18.7cm catheter is designed for easy handling and securement.
  • Help improve patient comfort – Contiplex® C’s 30° or 15° bevel and small 25G gauge size is designed to be less traumatic to the patient when compared to a larger 17 or 18G Tuohy.

Additional information

Which Providers, Patient Populations and blocks benefit most from Contiplex C?
Our Goal is to Improve the Catheter Placement Experience (see Advantages) and Empower a New Generation of Providers so that more Patients Benefit from CPNB.

Contiplex C is best suited for: Blocks < 6cm

  • Contiplex C is indicated for blocks equal or less than 6cm in depth
  • Depending on your practice, Contiplex C may take a leading or Supplementary role


Providers starting or expanding CPNB programs

  • Making the transition from single shot to catheters can be challenging particularly with limited support and teaching
  • Contiplex C provides the power and flexibility of a catheter with the familiarity of a single shot
  • Contiplex C can help motivate additional providers to utilize CPNB


Experienced providers

  • Some providers already have a well established technique that is proven and works
  • Contiplex C’s potential for reduced catheter leakage and ease of placement may promote its use for specific blocks


Private Practice groups

  • No block room, Block Nurse, Acute Pain Team or time to place a catheter?
  • Placing the Contiplex C catheter deliberately in one step under ultrasound guidance may help facilitate placement in private practice


Residency programs

  • Need to get multiple residents trained but want to try and reduce the learning curve?
  • Contiplex C may help facilitate the bridge between Tuohy based catheter through needle systems or may be an outright solution

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Deliberate. The catheter tip can be purposely directed to an exact location, without the need to thread.

One Step. Once the catheter & needle are in the right location, simply remove the needle. The catheter is already placed.

Linear. Needle and catheter are introduced in a straight line making it easier to maintain both in the Ultrasound beam.

Echogenic. Catheter is ultrasound visible. After needle removal the catheter can be identified because of its straight trajectory.

Catheter over needle. When the needle is removed, the catheter seals the puncture site, helping reduce leakage.

Catheter through needle. 19G catheter is seated in a 17G sized puncture, leaving more room for fluid backtracking.

Comfort. The catheter is placed in a straight line without threading additional catheter. The short 19cm catheter is easy to handle with reduced potential to leave the sterile field accidently during placement.

Secure. The catheter is placed in a straight line without threading additional catheter which can cause knotting.

Contiplex C is best suited for: Blocks < 6cm

  • Contiplex C is indicated for blocks equal or less than 6cm in depth
  • Depending on your practice, Contiplex C may take a leading or Supplementary role

Providers starting or expanding CPNB programs

  • Making the transition from single shot to catheters can be challenging particularly with limited support and teaching
  • Contiplex C provides the power  and flexibility of a catheter with the familiarity of a single shot
  • Contiplex C can help  motivate additional providers to utilize CPNB 

Experienced providers

  • Some providers already have a well established technique that is proven and works
  • Contiplex C’s potential for reduced catheter leakage and ease of placement may promote its use for specific blocks

Private Practice groups

  • No block room, Block Nurse, Acute Pain Team or time to place a catheter?
  • Placing the Contiplex C catheter deliberately in one step under ultrasound guidance may help facilitate placement in private practice. 

Residency programs

  • Need to get multiple residents trained but want to try and reduce the learning curve?
  • Contiplex C may help facilitate the bridge between Tuohy based catheter through needle systems or may be an outright solution

 

Advancement

  • Advance the needle & catheter together at the same time using the new movable grip, called the Control Grip (C-Grip).

Linear Catheter Placement

  • Placing both the needle and catheter together reduces the chance of losing the catheter when threading with a more traditional catheter over needle technique.

Catheter Placement

  • One Step Catheter Placement. With one hand on the catheter, simply remove the needle – the catheter is already in the optimal location.

Never lose sight of what’s most important to you

  • When the needle is removed, you can see the catheter, and it’s exactly where you left it!

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