Are You Ready for a Thoracic Catheter that Performs?
Thirty-six percent of conventional chest tubes occlude, of which 86% of the incidents were unknown to the clinical team due to the occlusion of the tube being within the chest cavity.¹
Unfortunately, conventional chest tubes are known to clot as well as cause pain to the patient. Fortunately, the Redax Smart Drain has a unique design that is focused on better performance, improved patency and enabling patient comfort.
The Redax Smart Drain features a four-channel fluted profile that increases drainage surface area as much as 10x compared to traditional drains.2 The fluted channels allow drainage by capillarity in comparison to the pooling suction effect caused by a conventional chest tube’s perforated eyelets. The increased evacuation routes provided by the Smart Drain’s fluted profile minimizes the likelihood of occlusion by clot formation.
Most importantly, the Smart Drain features Redax’s proprietary direct high-flow transition from the in-dwelling design to a single bore tube which enhances flow performance to maintain patency.
Patient pain is addressed via the Smart Drain’s supple silicone construction to further enable early mobilization while the fluted profile minimizes tissue invagination. This, in addition to the design features noted above, enables effective performance through reduction in French sizes as commonly seen with conventional designs.
The Redax Smart Drain presents simple innovations that result in better performance, improved patency, and enabling patient comfort. To learn more about the Redax Smart Drain, please call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to a local representative.
MED Alliance Solutions, LLC is an ISO 13485 certified medical device distributor with more than 350 years of combined medical device sales and distribution experience. Dedicated to meeting the needs of its clinical customers and manufacturing partners, MED Alliance offers cost-effective, customized sales, logistics, and distribution solutions.
¹Karimov, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013, “Incidence of chest tube clogging after cardiac surgery: a single-centre prospective observational study”
2Flexible Small Spiral Drains in Cardiac Surgery.