Healthcare Industry News: vascular access
News Release - October 30, 2012
CORPAK(R) MedSystems Enhances Features of Second-Generation CORTRAK(R) 2 Enteral Access System(TM)BUFFALO GROVE, IL--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - CORPAK® MedSystems has released several enhancements to the innovative CORTRAK® 2 Enteral Access System (EAS™), which allows confirmation of feeding tube placement without the need for X-ray verification. Among the enhancements now available are a language selection feature, an additional depth view perspective, and the ability to print all view perspectives for a permanent record of the placement procedure.
The CORTRAK 2 EAS platform was developed with expansion capabilities so new features can be easily added, enhancing the system's ability to provide real-time visual feedback for safe bedside placement of feeding tubes and additional information to aid in the confirmation of tube tip location. The new Lateral View perspective gives clinicians two depth views to assist in verification of tube tip location, particularly for post pyloric tube placements.
In addition to the new Lateral View, CORTRAK 2 EAS users will be able to toggle between their preferred views (Anterior, Depth Cross Section and Lateral) during the placement procedure and post procedure during placement playback.
Also new to CORTRAK 2 EAS is the option to have a printout of the multiple placement views for documentation purposes. "Our customers had expressed interest in this feature and we are pleased to be able to provide it with the CORTRAK 2 EAS," said Richard Eagle, Global VP Sales and Marketing for CORPAK.
The CORTRAK 2 EAS is being rapidly adopted in international markets, so CORPAK has committed to equipping the system with local languages. The first language option is Spanish and CORPAK will be adding other languages in the near future.
"CORTRAK 2 EAS extends the innovative line of leading-edge products our customers rely on for safe and accurate enteral access at the bedside," said Mr. Eagle. "The experience of our 200+ health care system customers utilizing CORTRAK influenced the development of the enhancements contained in CORTRAK 2 EAS. Customers can be confident that using the CORTRAK 2 EAS can eliminate or significantly reduce the need for X-ray verification of feeding tube placement."
About CORPAK MedSystems
CORPAK® MedSystems, founded in 1979, manufactures and markets enteral/vascular access devices used primarily in the acute care setting of hospitals and surgery centers. Products are sold worldwide through a combination of exclusive distributors and a direct sales force. CORPAK manufactures a complete range of leading-edge enteral access devices, including the CORTRAK Enteral Access System (EAS™) and the CORTRAK 2 EAS, devices that "track" the feeding tube during the bedside placement procedure, obviating the need for confirmatory X-rays. For more information on how CORPAK's products benefit both patients and clinicians, please visit www.corpakmedsystems.com.
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