Technology | August 16, 2007

Increased Flow Rates with New Cook Catheter

Cook Medical announced today the availability of the Cook Turbo-Flo 8 French Double Lumen Central Venous Catheter, designed to produce increased flow rates.
This catheter employs Cook’s patented antibiotic impregnation process, infusing minocycline and rifampin on both the internal and external surfaces of the catheter to provide increased protection against catheter-related bloodstream infections.
The Cook Turbo-Flo catheter’s “double-D” lumen configuration provides maximum flow rates for whole blood product delivery and sampling or to deliver medication and nutrients. This catheter is introduced by minipuncture, marked by a smaller puncture site and a decrease in complications. Additionally, it is available with the Cook EchoTip echogenic needle to improve visibility by enhancing the needle’s appearance during ultrasound imaging.

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