pleural drainage catheter / thoracic
Area of the body:
The SKATER™ Drainage System provides a complete portfolio of catheters and accessories for all-purpose, nephrostomy, biliary and centesis procedures.
SKATER™ All-Purpose, Nephrostomy, & Biliary Drainage Catheters
The SKATER™ catheters are designed to promote maximum drainage flow. They are formulated for patient comfort, kink resistance, easy insertion, and radiopacity. They can be used safely with ethyl alcohol and doxycycline.
Each Set Includes
Removable pigtail straightener
Metal stiffening cannula
Flexible stiffening cannula (Not available on 6F and 7F)
Locking system with snap-off tab (Not available on non-locking pigtail catheters)
SKATER™ Centesis Catheters are designed for percutaneous fluid aspirations and small volume drainage procedures.
Key Product Attributes
Needle with echogenic tip for precise placement under imaging
Tapered catheter tip ensures good transition between catheter and needle to facilitate smooth insertion
Four radial side holes on the catheter facilitate drainage within small cavities
Hollow stylet needle permits aspiration of fluid prior to needle removal
Vent plug allows air to exit catheter during insertion and protects against fluid leakage