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.
- 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
Safe anchoring of catheters
Epi-Guard is an anchoring device for epidural catheters. The device consists of a skin-side surface with a skin friendly adhesive combined with a specifically designed foam block that safely anchors epidural catheters.
The hydrocolloid dressing will absorb body fluids or any anesthetic given prior to insertion of the epidural catheter which can flow back from the needle puncture site.
The soft foam support block can prevent kinking of the catheter, even if the patient should lie on it.
For the sake of the patient
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 sufficent anesthesia, 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 and the risk of skin reactions is minimal.
The Epi-Guard gives the patient great freedom to move around without worrying about the catheter.
Easy to 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.
For more information download our brochure.
“A fixation device for epidural catheters”
If you would like further assistance with using our Epi-Guard or any of our drainage accessories range, or need advice on how to order, please call us on: 0114 268 8880