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 catheter and 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.
Who Can Benefit
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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!