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pilot® TLS ECG Catheter Tip Location System  

Posted by Vygon (UK) Ltd  on 07-September-2018 
pilot® TLS ECG Catheter Tip Location System

Providing accurate, real-time central venous catheter tip placement.

pilot TLS ECG technology provides immediate feedback on CVC tip placement, enhancing both patient and clinician satisfaction by minimising exposure to X-ray radiation and enables consistent and optimal CVC placement in both the acute and non-acute settings.

  • Versatile: Can be used with any brand of  PICC, short and long term CVC and Implantable Port
  • Portable: A small, lightweight device that can be used in acute and non-acute settings
  • Simple: Provides clear indicators of P Wave changes. The focus is on accurate P wave interpretation in order to facilitate navigation of the line during the insertion procedure and rapid tip location confirmation

 

pilot TLS ECG technology provides immediate feedback on CVC tip placement, enhancing both patient and clinician satisfaction by minimising exposure to X-ray radiation and enables consistent and optimal CVC placement in both the acute and non-acute settings.

 

How does it work?

pilot TLS technology focuses on the P wave for establishing accurate CVC and PICC tip location. Incorporating several real-time features designed to improve P wave interpretation, the effectiveness of pilot is further enhanced by a clear and accurate ECG waveform at all stages of the insertion procedure. Focusing on this waveform provides clinicians with the confidence to accurately interpret changes in the P wave and therefore ensure accurate placement.

 

Clinical support

A number of studies have consistently demonstrated that interpretation of the P wave is the most accurate and reliable way of determining both CVC tip location and accurate navigation of the line during the insertion procedure.

A recent study conducted by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, compared both ECG technology and X-ray for establishing CVC and PICC-tip location. The study concluded that:

Results of recent studies on ECG guidance’ challenge national guidelines that all CVCs and PICCs should have a

"post-procedural chest X-ray to confirm tip position"

Further highlighting that using X-ray in comparison to ECG is

"expensive, inaccurate, dependent on the skill of the skill of the interpreter, [and] exposes the patient to potentially unnecessary radiation."

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