Medela Thopaz plus for cardiothoratic drainage

Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage System

Thopaz+ is the next generation digital chest drainage systems, and it allows healthcare professionals to make accurate decisions based on the precise monitoring of air leaks and pressure, while directly measuring fluid drainage.

Intelligent therapy. Optimized care

With Thopaz+, Medela is offering the next generation of digital chest drainage systems. The system precisely monitors post-operative air leaks and intrapleural pressure while directly measuring fluid drainage. This reduces the patient’s length of stay in the hospital and helps to control costs (see references).

In close collaboration with medical experts, and based on thorough research, Medela continues to set new standards in digital chest drainage systems. 

Benefits

Benefits of Thopaz+

Thopaz+ provides an innovative means of therapy that allows healthcare professionals to closely monitor air leaks and collected fluid, thereby helping them to make timely, objective decisions regarding chest drain management.

  • Objective data and precision on key indicators.
  • Uninterrupted suction – from the OR, to the ICU and recovery ward – until removal of chest drainage system.
  • Reduces patient's length of stay in hospital and helps to control costs.
  • Ease of use for nurses and hospital staff.
  • Improved patient comfort.
  • Reduced environment impact and lower hazardous waste disposal costs.

The color display provides digital data on air leaks and drained fluid. Data is available in real time as well as in 72-hour trends.

The innovative digital fluid measurement is based on fluid level determination. This allows for substance-independent (serous fluid, blood, pus, etc.) fluid level measurement. The sensors are not in contact with the fluid measured, thus minimizing the risk of contamination.

The chest drainage pump's lightweight, compact design and rechargeable battery of the promote patient mobility. Quiet operation and an automatic dimming display provide patient satisfaction.

Guided notification and alarm management facilitate on-site troubleshooting.

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References

Multicenter International Randomized Comparison of Objective and Subjective Outcomes Between Electronic and Traditional Chest Drainage Systems; Pompili C., Detterbeck F., Papagiannopolous K., Sihoe A., Vachlas K., Maxfield M., Lim H., Brunelli A.; The Annals of Thoracic Surgery; accepted for publication 2014.

Impact of the learning curve in the use of a novel electronic chest drainage system after pulmonary lobectomy: a case-matched analysis on the duration of chest tube usage. Pompili C., Brunelli A., Salati M., Refai M., Sabbatini A., Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov.; 13(5) : 490-3.