Catheters, Wound, Irrigation
Definition : Wound catheters designed for infusion of fluids (e.g., povidone-iodine solution) into an otherwise closed wound. These catheters usually consist of a single-lumen tube with end and/or side holes at their distal port. The proximal port is connected through a Luer lock to a string or water pumping system, which infuses the solution at a preestablished rate (e.g., 100 ml/hour). Wound irrigation catheters are used for continuous irrigation of infected wounds (e.g., mediastinal wounds).
Entry Terms : "Wound Irrigation Catheters" , "Irrigation Catheters" , "Catheters, Irrigation"
UMDC code : 18758