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Qimono Qimoharpoon

Qimoharpoon is a closed system transfer device that has an air-intake tube connected

Qimoharpoon is a closed system transfer device that has an air-intake tube connected to a 50ml balloon filled with sterile air which ensures pressure equalisation

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Qimono the complete closed system for safe delivery of cytotoxic drugs

Stay safe with Qimono

It is widely documented that exposure to Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), can pose a significant health risk to patients during treatment as well as healthcare workers involved in the preparation and administration of the drugs .

Many SACT agents are known to be carcinogenic, teratogenic and mutagenic. Exposure may be through skin contact, skin absorption, inhalation of aerosols and drug particles as well as ingestion and needlestick injuries. This can occur at various points of the treatment process: during the preparation of the medication, whilst the drugs are administered and after therapy .

Adverse health effects reported by chemotherapy nurses include headaches, dizziness, nausea and hair loss.

Description of the device

QimoHarpoon is a device designed for the reconstitution and withdrawal of high-risk medications. With QimoHarpoon, it is possible to dissolve powdered drugs or lyophilisates and to repeatedly withdraw drugs with a syringe from the same vial/bottle.
QimoHarpoon is a needle-free device with a metallic tube (acting as air-intake device) connected to a balloon (50 cc volume). The function of the balloon is to prevent the emission of toxic vapour from the vial and to allow injection and drug aspiration while equalizing pressure in a closed system.

QimoHarpoon is made of:
– a harpoon-shaped spike which perforates the vial/bottle stopper and which cannot be removed from the vial. An opening is located on the harpoon which facilitates injection of the fluid for reconstitution and allows the drawing-up of the final reconstituted solution. From this opening the very last drops of drug can be drawn-up by pulling delicately until the harpoon stops against the cap of the vial.
– a mobile metallic tubing, acting as an air-intake device connected to a balloon filled with sterile air. When this metallic tube is pushed to the bottom of the vial*, the pressure will be equalized and the toxic vapours confined within the balloon.
– a tight protective cover between the base of the spike and the neck of the vial to avoid any contamination with fluids which could leak from the cap of the vial.
– a Qimo Female port, needle-free device, multi-purpose, closed IV connector. Qimo Female can be accessed with any male Luer or Luer-lock syringe or with the Luer bayonet end of Qimo Male.
Qimo Female: see technical file code 7210.02.
Qimo Male: see technical file code 7210.91.

Code 7213.02: QimoHarpoon – Adapted for vials with a maximum height of 9 cm.
Code 7213.01: QimoHarpoon S – Adapted for vials with a maximum height of 6 cm.

Withdrawal and reconstitution of high-risk medications.

Composition of the device [description]
Components in contact with the solution:
– Y piece in copolyester
– Spike / hub in copolyester
– Balloon collar in MABS
– Metalllic tubing in stainless steel

Qimo Female
– Tube in stainless steel
– Membrane in polyisoprene
– Male Luer-lock connector in PC
– Lubricant silicone

UOI Units: Box

UOI: 10

Contains Latex: No

Contains DEHP: No

Pyrogen Free: Yes

Sterile Medical Device: Yes

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Product Support

Vygon is committed to education and support for our customers. We provide in-service training sessions for all staff and all shift patterns, to help ensure your clinicians achieve best practice when delivering care to patients. In addition, patient advice leaflets and children’s bravery certicates are available on request, to help assist the clinicians in supporting and informing their patients.

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