The Sherlock 3cg™ Tip Confirmation System (TCS) is indicated for guidance and positioning of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs). The Sherlock 3cg™ TCS provides real-time PICC tip location information by using passive magnet tracking and the patient's cardiac electrical activity (ECG). When relying on the patient’s ECG signal, the Sherlock 3cg™ TCS is indicated for use as an alternative method to chest X-ray and fluoroscopy for PICC
tip placement confirmation in adult patients.
Limiting but not contraindicated situations for this technique are in patients where alterations of cardiac rhythm change the presentation of the P wave as in atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, severe tachycardia, and pacemaker driven rhythm. In such patients, who are easily identifiable prior to catheter insertion, the use of an additional method is required to confirm PICC tip location.
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Get right to the heart of the matter with Sherlock 3cg™ TCS's integrated technology to save time and money.
Using confirmatory chest x-ray to confirm PICC tip placement wastes clinical care time, exposes patients to harmful radiation, and delays medical therapy. The Sherlock 3cg™ Tip Confirmation System (TCS) gets to the heart of this problem by using an adult patient’s cardiac electrical activity to position the tip of the PICC in close proximity to the cavoatrial junction (CAJ).
Placing a PICC line can be an exciting adventure! The first step in this journey is to successfully access the vein. Bard Access Systems (BAS) designs ultrasound machines to simplify access and the entire PICC placement process.
Embark on the PICC journey - from access to final tip confirmation – and follow the PICC's journey to it’s ultimate destination, the cavoatrial junction (CAJ).