Catheter guidewire HiWire®

catheter guidewire
catheter guidewire
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Used to facilitate the placement of devices during diagnostic and interventional procedures. PREPARATION FOR USE: 1. Before removing the hydrophilic wire guide from its dispenser, inject sterile heparin-ized saline solution into the luer lock hub end of the dispenser. 2. Inject enough solution to fill the dispenser coil. This will completely cover the wire guide surface and activate the hydrophilic coating. 3. Remove the hydrophilic wire guide from its dispenser by gently withdrawing the wire's tip. 4. If the hydrophilic wire guide cannot easily be removed from its dispenser, inject more heparinized saline solution into the dispenser and then try again. 1. Fill catheter or other device with heparinized saline solution before and during use to ensure smooth movement of the hydrophilic wire guide within the device. 2. When wet with saline solution or blood, the hydrophilic wire guide will become lubricious. Use of sterilized gauze moistened with heparinized saline solution facilitates handling the wire. 3. Insert the wire guide into the device and advance to desired position. NOTE: If movement of the wire within the device becomes diminished, remove the wire guide and reactivate the hydrophilic coating by wetting its entire surface with heparinized saline solution. AFTER USE: 1. Excess blood can be removed from the wire guide by wiping the surface once or twice with gauze moistened with heparinized saline solution. DO NOT use dry gauze as this may damage the wire surface resulting in increased resistance when the wire is reinserted into the device.


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