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Prometheus Launches Chest Decompression Device

Prometheus is delighted to announce the launch of our latest product, the Russell PneumoFix™. The Russell PneumoFix™ is a sterile chest decompression device designed for the management of tension pneumothorax, simple pneumothorax and pleural effusion.

Designed by practicing clinicians who understand the limitations of conventional equipment, it has the following features:

  • For medical professionals, use of the Russell PneumoFix™ is quick, simple and intuitive.
  • Unlike the intravenous cannula, used historically in an improvised way for the management of tension pneumothorax, the Russell PneumoFix™ is designed specifically for this purpose.
  • The Russell PneumoFix™ has been designed to be inserted without the need for a scalpel or skin incision.
  • The device incorporates a Veress-tipped needle to minimise risk of injury to lung tissue.
  • 11cm long catheter – long enough to reach the pleural cavity of the vast majority of patients.
  • Low pressure one-way valve – to allow air and fluid out but nothing in.
  • Graduated markings and X-ray detectable catheter – for depth recording and accurate localisation at hospital.
  • 12-Gauge catheter – allows for rapid venting of air in tension pneumothorax.
  • Material chosen which minimises the risk of kinking of the catheter.

If you would like further information on the Russell PneumoFix™ please contact the office on +44 (0) 1568 613942 or email sales1@prometheusmed.com.