SCOOP Transtracheal Oxygen Catheters
The SCOOP catheter is a small, plastic, disposable medical device made of kink resistant thermoplastic polyurethane with a radiopaque internal segment. Appropriate catheter length is achieved when the catheter tip rests 2-4cm above the patient's carina as determined by a post-procedure chest x-ray. The SCOOP catheter has a security flange that prevents accidental dislodging of the catheter and a clear plastic hub which connects to the SCOOP oxygen hose. It is packaged with a cleaning rod(s), lubricating jelly, physician instructions, patient cleaning instructions and is available in either a single or two-pack configuration. Catheters need to be replaced every ninety days (three months), or immediately if they become kinked, hard, yellow, brittle, cracked, or develop a foul odor, to insure patient safety and product effectiveness.
The SCOOP catheter is a 9 French, single distal port catheter available in 9cm, 11cm, and 13cm lengths. The correct length SCOOP catheter must be used in all newly created tracts while the tract matures, and then continue to be used in mature tracts for flows up to 12 L/min. Catheter cleaning can often be achieved in place through the use of the cleaning rod and the periodic instillation of saline. Once the tract is mature, cleaning may also be achieved by replacing the indwelling SCOOP catheter with a clean SCOOP catheter. The method and frequency of cleaning is totally dependent on each patient’s clinical course. Please see the Order List for specific part numbers.
Single Pack Catheter