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CORTRAK Fact Sheet

CONFIDENT PLACEMENT WITHOUT X-RAY™

THE SYSTEM

SAFE
CORTRAK® 2 EAS™ What 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 bedside • Significantly reduced need for X-ray verification1, 2
• Easy maneuverability in the ICU
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
ACCURATE
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
FAST
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
ECONOMICAL
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

THE EXPERIENCE

SUPPORT
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
ADAPTABILITY
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
FLEXABILITY
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
EVIDENCE
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

CORTRAK 2 EAS Diagram

References

Powers J, Luebbehusen M, Spitzer T, et al. Verification of an electromagnetic placement device compared with abdominal radiograph to predict accuracy of feeding tube placement. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011;35(4):535-539.
Gray R, Tynan C, Reed L, et al. Bedside electromagnetic-guided feeding tube placement: An improvement over traditional placement technique? Nutr Clin Pract. 2007;22:436-444.
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.
Trottier S, Karmally Z, Cyron M, Fowler K, Javaux V. Electromagnetic guided feeding tube insertion: Enhancing patient safety. Poster presentation at: 40th Society of Critical Care Medicine Conference; January 15-19, 2011; San Diego, CA. Abstract 264.
Ackerman MH, Mick DJ. Technologic approaches to determining proper placement of enteral feeding tubes. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2006;17:246-249.
Phang, Marsh W, Prager R. Feeding tube placement with the aid of a new electromagnetic transmitter [abstract]. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2006;30:S48-S49. Abstract SO82.
Stockdale W, Nordbeck S, Kadro O, Hale L. Nasoenteric feeding tube insertion utilizing an electromagnetic tube placement system. Nutr Clin Pract. 2007;22:118.
Koopman MC, Kudsk KA, Szotkowski MJ, Rees SM. A team-based protocol and electromagnetic technology eliminate feeding tube placement complications. Ann Surg. 2011;253(2):297-302.
Taylor SJ, Manara AR, Brown J. Treating delayed gastric emptying in critical illness: metoclopramide, erythromycin, and bedside (Cortrak) nasointestinal tube placement. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010;34(3):289-294.
MacKay P, Villaran Y, Hampton D, Griffith D, Newton D. Corpak with Cortrak. [poster]. Presented at Saint Joseph Health System; January 2009; Lexington, KY.
Maxwell DK, Melendez L, Leinbach H. Validating benefits of piloting an electromagnetic-guided enteral access system using a designated team in an intensive care unit [abstract]. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010;34(2):181. Abstract 34-1.