Power-Trialysis® Slim-Cath™ Short-Term Dialysis Catheter

A smaller-sized catheter with power injection, improved kink-resistance, and the same flow rates (at pressures under 250 mm Hg) as the original Power-Trialysis catheter.1


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1 Based on simulated testing. May not be indicative of actual clinical performance. Data on file. Bard Access Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.

Available size: 12 Fr.

Features

A small catheter is a powerful solution for acute dialysis.

The Power-Trialysis Slim-Cath 12 Fr triple lumen short-term dialysis catheter performs every bit as well as the original Power-Trialysis 13 Fr catheter­—it just comes in a smaller size.1

Power Trialysis™ Short-Term Dialysis Catheter

Bard Access Systems offers a full line of acute dual and triple lumen dialysis catheters. Adding the Power-Trialysis Slim-Cath catheter to this product portfolio provides clinicians more options to meet patient needs.

Power Trialysis® Slim Short-Term Dialysis Catheter Flexibility

Flexibility

The oval shaft demonstrated better kink resistance than competitive triple lumen dialysis catheters.1

The thermosensitive polyurethane catheter shaft provides stiffness during insertion but softens at body temperature.

Power Trialysis® Slim Short-Term Dialysis Catheter Utility

Utility

The third 17 gauge power- injectable lumen exits distal to the dialysis lumens, is easily identifiable, and provides additional access for multiple therapies.

Power Trialysis® Slim Short-Term Dialysis Catheter Reliability

Reliability

The Power-Trialysis Slim-Cath catheter reliably demonstrated flow rates of up to 400 mL/min and recirculation of less than 2% on average through simulated testing.1

The full max barrier precaution trays enable clinicians to facilitate compliance with federal regulations and guidelines.

Power Trialysis® Short-Term Dialysis Catheter Tip

Optimal PERFORMANCE Features1

  • Kink-resistant catheter design
    to minimize kinking while providing stiffness for insertion
  • Symmetrical tip
    allows for recirculation of less than 2% on average in both forward and reverse directions
  • Flow rate
    of up to 400 mL/min at lesser pressure than competitive TL dialysis catheter

DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE



Power Trialysis® Short-Term Dialysis Catheter catheter lengths

Catheter length options catheters are available in 12.5 cm, 15 cm, 20cm, 24 cm, and 30 cm (lengths vary by catheter configuration)


Power Trialysis® Short-Term Dialysis Catheter catheter shape

Kidney-shaped lumen design
to maximize flow and surface area, permits higher flows than competitive design1

Dialysis (12 Ga) Lumens indicated for hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, and apheresis

Third (17 Ga) Lumen exits distal to the dialysis lumens and is indicated for intravenous therapy including infusion of medication and blood draws, power injection of contrast media, and central venous pressure monitoring



KINK CHARACTRISTICS


  • Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath catheter demonstrated ~46% less kink diameter (Kd) than its competitor1
  • 12 Fr. oval catheter shaft designed for excellent kink resistance
  • More kink resistant than competitive 12 Fr. triple lumen dialysis catheters1
PowerTrialysis® No Kink Horseshoe


PowerTrialysis® comparison

Note: The product images shown are for illustrative purposes only and not accuracy.



MAXIMAL BARRIER TRAYS

Feature a full body drape (70" x 110"), surgical gown, and safety components.

Max Barrier Precaution

Maximal barrier precautions help you comply with the latest guidelines from:

CDC Logo, Center For Disease ControlCenters for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines
IHI, Institute for Healthcare ImprovementLogo Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 5 Million Lives Campaign
OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration logo Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Guidelines

1 Based on simulated testing. May not be indicative of actual clinical performance. Data on file. Bard Access Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.

Kit Components

Description Tray Kit
Catheter 1 1
Adhesive Dressing 1 1
Aspiration Device (Filter Straw) 2 0
Attachable Suture Wing 1 1
Bouffant Cap 1 0
ChloraPrep™ Solution One-Step Applicator 2 0
End Cap 3 3
Drape, Body, Fenestrated 70 in. x 110 in. 1 0
Dualator® Vessel Dilator 11-13 Fr. 1 1
Dualator® Vessel Dilator 12-14 Fr. 1 1
Gauze pad 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in. x 4 in.) 6 0
Gloves 1 0
Gown 1 0
Introducer Needle, 18 Ga. x 7 cm (2.75 in.) 0 1
Lidocaine HCI 1%, 5 ml Ampule 1 0
Mask 2 0
Needle Holder 1 0
Safety Introducer Needle, 18 Ga. x 7 cm (2.75 in.) 1 0
Safety Needle, 22 Ga. x 4 cm (1.5 in.) 1 0
Safety Needle, 25 Ga. x 1.6 cm (0.625 in.) 1 0
Safety Scalpel 1 0
Sodium Chloride (Saline) 0.9% 10 ml Ampule 3 0
Struxure™ Guidewire J-tip 70 cm x 0.89 mm (0.035 in.) 1 1
Suture with Curved Needle 1 0
Syringe, Luer Lock, 12 ml 3 0
Syringe, Luer Slip, 6 ml 2 0
Syringe, Luer Lock, 6 ml 1 0

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the recirculation rate of the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath catheter?

The rate of recirculation is less than 2% on average in both the forward and reverse directions, when tested in vitro.1

Does the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath catheter come in straight and curved extension leg versions? Alphacurve® catheter?

It comes in both the straight and a curved extension version but not an Alphacurve® catheter.

What material is the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter made of?

The connectors for the dialysis lumens (blue and red) are acetal, the power injection lumen connector (purple), and the extension legs are polyurethane. The catheter shaft and tip are made from Thermosensitive Bodysoft polyurethane which softens at body temperature.

What is the flow rate of the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter?

Up to 400 mL/min1

Does the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter have a repair kit?

No, the Bard Access Systems repair kit is not indicated for the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter.

What is included in the kit to dilate prior to placing the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter?

Each kit includes an 11–13 Fr. and a 12–14 Fr. Dualator™ Vessel Dilator. Placers should dilate to the largest portion of each Dualator™ to allow the catheter to more easily enter the tissue and vessel. Two dilators are provided to progressively widen the insertion site.

What type of gown comes in the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter Full Trays?

A surgical gown.

What cleaning agents are recommended for use on the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter?

The Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter is compatible with the following agents: Povidone iodine, 0.55% sodium hypochlorite solution, chlorhexidine gluconate 4%, chlorhexidine gluconate 2% solution, dilute aqueous sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, and bacitracin zinc ointments in petrolatum bases.

Where should the tip of the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter be placed?

The catheter tip must be in the lower superior vena cava for optimal performance. If placed femorally, the catheter tip should be placed in the inferior vena cava to minimize recirculation. Catheters greater than 24 cm are intended for femoral vein insertion.

CAUTION: For jugular and subclavian insertion, the catheter tip should not be located in the right atrium.

WARNING: Verification of the catheter tip location must be confirmed by x-ray.

When is a triple lumen dialysis catheter indicated rather than a dual lumen dialysis catheter?

The physician will determine this based on the patient needs. The Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter can be used for other therapies concurrent with dialysis. The third lumen is completely independent from the two dialysis lumens and is indicated for power injection of contrast media, and central venous pressure monitoring; and can be used for blood draws and medication delivery without the need for a separate access.

What is Contrast-induced nephropathy?

Contrast-induced nephropathy is most commonly defined as acute renal failure occurring within 48 hours of exposure to intravascular radiographic contrast material that is not attributable to other causes.

What is the locking protocol for the third lumen?

The third lumen should be locked per hospital protocol for central lines. The priming volume is printed on the extension leg and is also available in the instructions for use (IFU).

What is the maximum guidewire size that may be used with the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter?

The largest guidewire that may be used is a 0.035 in (0.89 mm).

Why is the catheter oval?

The catheter shaft is oval for two reasons. First, the oval shaft improves the catheter’s kink resistance. Second, the oval shape allows for the internal kidney-shaped lumen design which provides high flow rates of 400 mL/min. 1

The wide axis of the catheter is 15 Fr., while the short axis is 10 Fr. The French size of the catheter is the average of those numbers, 12 Fr.

What is the difference between the Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter and the Power-Trialysis catheter?

The main difference is a smaller French size. The Power-Trialysis™ Slim-Cath™ catheter is a 12 Fr. and the Power-Trialysis catheter is a 13 Fr.

According to Bard Access Systems' internal market research, some physicians prefered a smaller sized catheter that could still flow at a high rate. A smaller catheter increases our product offering to accommodate varying vascular needs.

Why do the instructions for use have a warning stating no blood infusions are allowed through the third lumen? Do I need a separate catheter to perform blood transfusions?

This warning was added to ensure a syringe was not used for blood infusions to prevent high pressures. Blood transfusions through a blood pump are allowed.



1Based on simulated testing. May not be indicative of actual clinical performance. Data on file. Bard Access Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.

Specifications

Power-Trialysis Slim-Cath Short-Term Triple Lumen Dialysis Catheter

Code Kit
Configuration
Catheter
Size
Catheter
Configuration
Insertion Length
(cm) Tip to Cuff
 Package  
5863120 Kit 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 12.5cm 5 each/case
5863150 Kit 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 15cm 5 each/case
5863200 Kit 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 20cm 5 each/case
5863240 Kit 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 24cm 5 each/case
5865120 Tray 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 12.5cm 5 each/case
5865150 Tray 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 15cm 5 each/case
5865150G* Tray 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 15cm 5 each/case
5865200 Tray 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 20cm 5 each/case
5865240 Tray 12.0 Fr. Curved Extension Leg 24cm 5 each/case
5853150 Kit 12.0 Fr. Straight 15cm 5 each/case
5853200 Kit 12.0 Fr. Straight 20cm 5 each/case
5853240 Kit 12.0 Fr. Straight 24cm 5 each/case
5853300 Kit 12.0 Fr. Straight 30cm 5 each/case
5855150 Tray 12.0 Fr. Straight 15cm 5 each/case
5855200 Tray 12.0 Fr. Straight 20cm 5 each/case
5855200G* Tray 12.0 Fr. Straight 20cm 5 each/case
5855240 Tray 12.0 Fr. Straight 24cm 5 each/case
5855300 Tray 12.0 Fr. Straight 30cm 5 each/case

*Trays include GuardIVa® Antimicrobial Hemostatic IV Dressing

Literature

Please refer below to the Instructions for Use (IFUs) for any indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, and cautions.