Quinton™* Permcath™ Dual Lumen Catheters

The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter functions as a bridge device during fistula maturation or a long-term vascular access for hemodialysis, apheresis or infusion. It's round lumens provide blood flow rates of 350-400 mL/min as well as maintain low arterial and venous pressures. The catheter is made of a soft, silicone material and is designed with a staggered tip to provide a 2.5cm separation between the arterial lumen and venous tip. The oval shape of the catheter, in combination with its silicone construction, affords it superior kink resistance making it ideal for left-sided or difficult placements. The catheter is provided in a variety of insertion lengths to accommodate different patient anatomies and physician insertion practices.

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Features and Benefits

FeaturesBenefits
Oval Catheter with Round LumensProvides consistent flow rates of 350-400mL/min. exceeding K-DOQI Guideline recommendations for access flow rates.
Soft Silicone RubberProvides comfort for the patient by reducing the likelihood of skin abrasion at the exit site and it does not interfere with patient mobility. It also reduces the risk of vessel trauma during insertion and use.
Superior Kink ResistanceAllows for continued performance in left-sided and difficult placements.
Large, Flexible Silicone Suture WingPositions sutures away from exit site thus minimizing pulling and tugging while also reducing the likelihood of infection and stress on the exit site. The suture wings also facilitate cleaning and visualization of the exit site.
ULTEM™* Adapters Resist cracking and breakage with repeated use and exposure to cleaning agents.
Silicone Extensions Have memory and resist crimping with repeated clamping and use.
Visible Priming Volumes and Catheter IdentificationPriming volumes are located on catheter extensions allowing for easy catheter maintenance and accurate record keeping.
2.5cm Separation between Arterial Lumen and Venous TipPrevents recirculation of blood between ports in the forward flow position during use, optimizing efficient treatment.
Fluffy, Dacron CuffProvides infection barrier in tunnel tract and anchors catheter subcutaneously to minimize the risk of catheter dislodgement ensuring patient safety.
May be Implanted in the Jugular, Subclavian or Femoral VeinSupports various patient anatomy and physician placement technique.
Multiple Insertion Lengths Available in 13cm (Pediatric), 19cm, 23cm, and 28cm insertion lengths to facilitate use in various insertion sites and patient types.
Catheter Repair Kit Allows for replacement of catheter back-end (including the hub and external shaft of the catheter) and extensions in the unlikely event of damage.
Cleaning Agent Compatibility Catheter can be safely cleansed with aqueous based Povidone Iodine.

Frequently Asked Questions

QuestionAnswer
WHAT MATERIAL COMPRISES THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter is comprised of soft silicone rubber, which minimizes skin abrasion at the exit site and does not interfere with patient mobility and promotes patient comfort.
WHAT AVERAGE BLOOD FLOW RATES DOES THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER ACHIEVE?The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter maintains blood flow rates of 350-400mL/min.
WHAT FRENCH SIZE IS THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter is 15 Fr.
WHAT FRENCH SIZE IS THE PEDIATRIC QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The pediatric QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter is 12 Fr.
WHAT INSERTION LENGTHS ARE THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETERS AVAILABLE IN? The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter comes in 13cm (Pediatric), 19cm, 23cm, and 28cm insertion lengths for a variety of patient anatomies and physician insertion practices.
DO YOU HAVE A REPAIR KIT FOR THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?Yes. The Repair Kit replaces the entire back-end of the catheter including the hub and external catheter shaft eliminating the need to replace the catheter in the unlikely event of external damage.
WHAT HEPARIN CONCENTRATION SHOULD I USE TO LOCK THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?Heparin concentrations vary by institution. The most common concentration according to K-DOQI Guidelines is 5000U/cc and in most cases. Be sure to refer to the priming volume on the catheter for the appropriate fill volume and always use those concentrations approved by your facility. In ALL cases, the patient's condition must be considered when choosing a heparin regime. Use less heparin in children and in adults with bleeding disorders. Always defer to physician experience and judgment in treating any specific patient.
WHERE ARE THE PRIMING VOLUMES LOCATED ON THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The priming volumes are clearly printed on the silicone extensions of the QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter to allow for easy catheter care and maintenance.
WHAT CONFIGURATIONS ARE THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER AVAILABLE IN?The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter is offered in singles, kits and trays. The kits contain the basic items needed for percutaneous insertion and tunneling of the catheter. Insertion trays include the basic items needed for catheter insertion, a patented locking oval PULL-APART™ sheath/dilator and tunneling stylet as well as accessory items for patient preparation.
CAN I BUY THE OVAL PULL-APART™ SHEATH/DILATOR SEPARATELY?The Oval PULL-APART™ Sheath/Dilator is available in a separate Introducer Set that includes the PULL-APART™ Sheath/Dilator, an 18ga. Introducer Needle, a 12cc syringe, a J/Straight 0.038" Guidewire and a 12Fr. Dilator (Item # 8815544013).
WHAT CAN I USE TO CLEAN THE QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ DUAL LUMEN CATHETER?The QUINTON™* PERMCATH™ Dual Lumen Catheter can be safely cleansed with Aqueous-Based Povidone Iodine.

Sterile Catheter Contents

  • (1) Catheter
  • (2) Injection Sealing Caps

Sterile Kit Contents

  • (1) Catheter
  • (1) 18 ga. Introducer Needle
  • (1) J/Straight 0.038" Guidewire
  • (1) 12cc Syringe
  • (1) 10Fr. Dilator (28cm only)
  • (1) 12Fr. Dilator (except 28cm)
  • (1) #11 Scalpel
  • (1) Tunneling Stylet
  • (1) Oval PULL-APART™ Sheath/Dilator
  • (4) 4X4 Cotton Gauze Sponges
  • (2) TELFA™ Island Dressings
  • (2) Injection Sealing Caps

Sterile Tray Contents

  • (1) Catheter
  • (1) Fenestrated Drape
  • (2) 5cc Ampules Lidocaine, 1%
  • (1) 18 ga. Introducer Needle
  • (1) J/Straight 0.038" Guidewire
  • (1) 10Fr. Dilator (28cm only)
  • (1) 12Fr. Dilator (except 28cm)
  • (1) #11 Scalpel
  • (1) Tunneling Stylet
  • (2) 3cc + (2) 6cc Syringes
  • (3) Needles (18, 22, and 25 ga.)
  • (1) Suture with Curved Needle
  • (1) Needle Holder
  • (1) Oval PULL-APART™ Sheath/Dilator
  • (1) PVD Ointment
  • (1) Packet PVD Swabs
  • (6) 4X4 Cotton Gauze Sponges
  • (2) TELFA™ Island Dressings
  • (2) Injection Sealing Caps