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CORTRAK Fact Sheet



CORTRAK 2 EASWhat This Means For You
Real-time display of relative position of tube tip during placement• Confidence in avoiding adverse events such as lung placement and pneumothorax1, 4, 8
• Precise gastric, duodenal, and jejunal placements1-7
• Track erase feature allows immediate retraction and reposition of tube if needed to avoid lung insertion1,8
Compact, portable unit for immediate visual feedback of tube tip relative position during tube placement at the bedsideCompact, portable unit for immediate visual feedback of tube tip relative position during tube placement at the bedside
Sleek, ergonomic design with back-panel cable connections and advanced fault response technology• Reassurance of system function during tube placement
• Immediate recognition of error conditions (Transmitting Stylet or Smart Receiver Unit faults) to allow correction and safe continuation of procedure
All-In-One Monitor with integrated:
• Visual Display Terminal (VDT)
• Touch Screen
• Embedded Computing system
• User-friendly interface simplifies tube tip tracking for accurate placement
• rack correlates with X-ray to help identify misplaced tubes and avoid adverse events
• Additional depth cross-sectional view may more accurately predict tube tip location compared with X-ray1
Self-testing Smart Receiver Unit™ (SRU™) with status indicator lights• Assurance of system integrity before, during, and after placement
Significantly faster time to therapy following MD order versus “blind” NG tube placement• Earlier initiation of enteral nutrition for better outcomes9, 10
Immediate, at bedside printable views of tube placement track• Excellent documentation for patient records, reduced charting, less wasted time waiting for confirmatory X-ray
FDA cleared for feeding tube placement confirmation• Elimination or significant reduction in need for X-ray verification, resulting in significant cost savings1, 2, 11
Reinsertable Electromagnetic Transmitting Stylet for feeding tube repositioning while tube is indwelling• Significant cost savings due to X-ray elimination and staff efficiency2, 11
• Tube tip position can be confirmed daily or at shift change
Built-in expansion capabilities• Upgradable for long equipment life


RN team of clinicians for on-site training• Assistance with protocol development, bedside training, staff education, and access to extensive implementation training materials
Center of Reference hospitals provide peer support for implementation• Access to insight and expertise for smooth transition to CORTRAK 2 EAS
CORTRAK 2 Learning Center on CORPAK MedSystems website includes comprehensive set of feeding tube placement videos, skills checklist, and direct link to Mosby Nursing Skills on CORTRAK EAS placement• High-quality, on-demand training information
• Copies of all materials available for integrating with hospital-based training modules
Field service capable (Battery Change)• Minimal to no down-time
Field upgradable • On-site integration of new enhancements including the new lateral view and multi-view printouts
Choice of operating mode allows data storage and review • Easy to upload saved placement files for training, review, or research
CORVIEW upgrade available at no charge• Option for export of patient data
Solid and growing clinical research base• Confidence in the safety and efficacy of the system
Documentation in Mosby’s Nursing Skills and AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th ed.• Easily integrated with reliable guidelines from recognized clinical sources
Utilized by over 200 facilities worldwide • Confidence knowing that the system is successfully used around the world

How It Works



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Holzinger U, Brunner R, Miehsler W, et al. Jejunal tube placement in critically ill patients: A prospective, randomized trial comparing the endoscopic technique with the electromagnetically visualized method. Crit Care Med. 2011;39(1):73-77.
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