Power-Injectable, 5 French Catheter Minimizes Vessel Trauma Risk


February 14, 2011

The Morpheus Smart PICC insertion kit and 5 French Dual Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC), from AngioDynamics, are an extension of the company’s Morpheus Smart PICC line.

The 5 French power-injectable catheter is designed to provide a superior flow rate of 5 mL/second for purposes of CT imaging. This performance upgrade is coupled with the pushability needed for PICC placement with pliability that minimizes the risk of vessel trauma and phlebitis. It also employs Smart Taper technology, which is designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis by allowing the catheter’s diameter to quickly taper from 7 French to a precise 5 French.

Safety components include a new sharps container, upgraded safety scalpel, safety needles, larger absorbent drapes to protect the sterile field and two ChloraPrep One-Step Applicators for maximum site preparation coverage. This new kit was designed to allow for safer, more efficient PICC placements at the patient’s bedside.

For more information: www.angiodynamics.com