E-Cath® & E-Cath® Plus

Echogenic Catheter-Over-Needle System

#1 echogenic CON system globally

E-Cath® & E-Cath® Plus

Echogenic Catheter-Over-Needle System

Developed together with Dr. Ban Tsui, the E-Cath / E-Cath Plus combines the best from clinical experience and engineering expertise, resulting in a system that addresses the biggest catheter problems in CNBs: complexity, catheter kinking, anesthetic leakage and catheter dislocation and migration.1,2,3,4

The result are easier, faster, safer, and more reliable continuous nerve blocks with a reduction of workload during postoperative pain management.

All E-Cath systems are supplied with the SonoPlex® needle, the leading echogenic nerve block needle globally. The SonoPlex includes the patented Cornerstone Reflectors for best needle echogenicity possible, irrespective of the insertion angle for placement under ultrasound and stimulation techniques (Dual Guidance).

E-Cath/E-Cath Plus Overview

E-Cath/E-Cath Plus Features & Advantages

1. Catheter-Over-Needle Technique

  • Significantly reduces the chance of anesthetic leakage and catheter dislocation or migration4

2. Double Layer Catheter Technology

  • Significantly reduces the chance of kinking
  • Allows for consistent anesthetic flow

3. Self Priming System

  • E-Catheter comes with a proximal opening which allows the anesthetic to flow, besides the open tip, also between the outer wall and the indwelling catheter
  • Creates 360 degree flow
  • Improves ultrasound visibility

4. Soft Tip

  • Reduced chance of nerve damage

5. Fix Clip

  • Ensures a fixed connection between the needle and the indwelling catheter

6. Integrated Injection Tube

  • Reduction of procedural steps
  • Catheter adapter is pre-assembled to the catheter system

7. Extended E-Catheter Tip (E-Cath Plus only)

  • Protrudes 15 mm past the indwelling catheter
  • Easy placement past the nerve
  • Compensates for minor tissue movement reducing chance of catheter migration

SonoPlex Features & Advantages

1. Echogenic Needle Tip

  • Facet tip with two inclination angles
  • Improves needle tip visibility under ultrasound

2. Cornerstone Reflectors

  • 360 degree graduations on the first 20 mm of the needle
  • Optimized ultrasound visibility of needle shaft 5
  • Reliable and optimized needle visualization at any angle6,7

3. NanoLine® Coating

  • Very thin polymer film, smooth surface, accurate inner and outer diameter
  • Excellent puncture and gliding properties through smooth surface
  • Improves visibility under ultrasound7
  • Precise stimulation through the non-insulated needle tip

4. Self Priming System

  • Needle comes with a distal opening which allows the anaesthetic to flow, besides the needle tip, also between the outer needle wall and the indwelling catheter
  • Improves ultrasound visibility

5. Depth Marking

  • Easy to read and identify
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E-Cath/E-Cath Plus Ordering Info

E-Cath

Item description Item no. LUER Purchase Unit

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 51mm (2") / SonoPlex 21G x 68mm (2 2/3") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

201285-40E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 75mm (3") / SonoPlex 21G x 94mm (3 2/3") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

211285-40E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 83mm (3 1/4") / SonoPlex 21G x 101mm (4") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

241285-40E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 100mm (4") / SonoPlex 21G x 118mm (4 3/4") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

261285-40E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 132mm (5 2/5") / SonoPlex 20G x 150mm (6") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

251285-40E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 150mm (6") / SonoPlex 21G x 168mm (6 3/5") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

271285-40E 10

E-Cath Plus

Item description Item no. LUER Purchase Unit

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 51mm (2") / SonoPlex 21G x 68mm (2 2/3") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter Plus 20G with stylet and 15mm extended tip / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

201285-41E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 75mm (3") / SonoPlex 21G x 94mm (3 2/3") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter Plus 20G with stylet and 15mm extended tip / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

211285-41E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 83mm (3 1/4") / SonoPlex 21G x 101mm (4") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter Plus 20G with stylet and 15mm extended tip / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

241285-41E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 100mm (4") / SonoPlex 21G x 118mm (4 3/4") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter Plus 20G with stylet and 15mm extended tip / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

261285-41E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 132mm (5 1/5") / SonoPlex 21G x 150mm (6") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter Plus 20G with stylet and 15mm extended tip / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

251285-41E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 150mm (6") / SonoPlex 21G x 168mm (6 3/5") with Facet S Tip / E-Catheter Plus 20G with stylet and 15mm extended tip / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

271285-41E 10

Studies:

1Ip V. H. Y. et al. The catheter-over-needle assembly offers greater stability and less leakage compared to the traditionalcounterpart in continuous interscalene nerve blocks: a randomized, patient-blinded study, Can. J. Anesth. 2013; 60: 1272–1273
2Ip V. H. Y. et al. The safety of an interscalene catheter-over-needle technique, Anesth. 2013; 68: 74–775
3 Herring A. A. et al. Emergency department placement of perineural catheters for femoral fracture pain management, Am. J. Emerg. Med. 2014; 32(3), 287: 1–3
4 Tsui B. C. H. et al. Less leakage and dislodgement with a catheter-over-needle versus a catheter through-needle approach for peripheral nerve block: an ex vivo study, Can. J. Anesth. 2012; 59: 655–661 (E-Cath is called Multi-Set in this study)
5Fuzier R. et al. The ecohogenicity of nerve blockade needles, Anesth. 2015; 70: 462–466
6 Uppal V. et al. Effect of beam steering on the visibility of echogenic and non-echogenic needles: a laboratory study, Can. J. Anesth. 2014 Oct; 61(10): 909–915
7 Hebard S., Hocking G. Echogenic technology can improve needle visibility during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, Reg. Anesth. Pain Med. 2011 March–April; 36(2): 185–189

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