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For over two years, H&H Medical worked on an improved method for performing a needle decompression. We are pleased to announce the availability of the new H&H Enhanced Pneumothorax Needle (EPN). The EPN is designed with a hollow, closed-end stylet, spring loaded safety tip housing a 14 gauge interior diameter catheter that is 8.6cm in length.
The needle housing comes color indicator showing when the safety tip retracts, the EPN is designed to stay in place. The cap is also a luer connector to allow for the rapid removal of air using a manual suction device (e.g. syringe) or the clearing of fluids from the needle (not recommended for use with a hemothorax).
The Enhanced Pneumothorax Needle was designed to overcome the shortfalls of the flexible catheter. The catheter was never designed for this purpose and as a IV catheter it is designed to become soft and pliable in the body