E-Cath® & E-Cath® Plus

Echogenic Catheter-Over-Needle System

#1 echogenic CON system globally

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ISO Luer and ISO NRFit®

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, anaesthetic leakage and catheter dislocation and migration.1,2,3,4

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

CATHETER-OVER-NEEDLE (CON)
TECHNIQUE
Significantly reduces the chance of anaesthetic leakage
and catheter dislocation or migration4
Before Needle Removal
Outer diameter of needle
is smaller than the outer
diameter of the indwelling
catheter.
After Needle Removal
The puncture hole is
automatically sealed
reducing chance for
leakage and dislocation.
CATHETER-OVER-
NEEDLE (CON)
TECHNIQUE
Significantly reduces the chance
of anaesthetic leakage
and catheter dislocation or migration4
Before Needle Removal
Outer diameter of needle
is smaller than the outer
diameter of the indwelling
catheter.
After Needle Removal
The puncture hole is
automatically sealed
reducing chance for
leakage and dislocation.

E-Cath/E-Cath Plus Overview

E-Cath/E-Cath Plus Features & Advantages

1. Catheter-Over-Needle Technique

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

2. Soft Tip

  • Reduced chance of nerve damage

3. Double Layer Catheter Technology

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

4. Integrated Injection Tube

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

5. Self Priming System

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

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

  • Longer E-Catheter tip protrudes 15mm past the indwelling catheter
  • Easy placement past the nerve
  • Compensates for minor tissue movement reducing chance of catheter migration

7. FixClip

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

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 shaft5
  • Reliable 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 Markings and Smooth Needle Surface

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

E-Cath

Item description Item no. LUER Item no.  Purchase Unit

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

201185-40E 201165-40E 10

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

241185-40E 241165-40E 10

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 132mm (5 1/5") / SonoPlex 20G x 150mm (6") with Facet Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

251185-40E 251165-40E 10

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

261185-40E 10

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

271185-40E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 201185-40E 10
Item no. NRFIT 201165-40E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 241185-40E 10
Item no. NRFIT 241165-40E 10
Item description

Indwelling catheter (working length) 18G x 132mm (5 1/5") / SonoPlex 20G x 150mm (6") with Facet Tip / E-Catheter 20G / Filter 0,2µm / FixoLong

Item no. LUER 251185-40E 10
Item no. NRFIT 251165-40E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 261185-40E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 271185-40E 10

E-Cath Plus

Item description Item no. LUER Item no.  Purchase Unit

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

201185-41E 201165-41E 10

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

241185-41E 241165-41E 10

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

251185-41E 251165-41E 10

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

261185-41E 10

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

271185-41E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 201185-41E 10
Item no. NRFIT 201165-41E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 241185-41E 10
Item no. NRFIT 241165-41E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 251185-41E 10
Item no. NRFIT 251165-41E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 261185-41E 10
Item description

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

Item no. LUER 271185-41E 10
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E-Cath E-Cath Plus Brochure EU

Nerve Block Subcatalogue EU

Studies:

1 Ip 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
2 Ip V. H. Y. et al. The safety of an interscalene catheter-over-needle technique, Anesth. 2013; 68: 774–775
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)
5 Fuzier R. et al. The echogenicity 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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