2021 MILA Product Catalog

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GUIDEWIRE INTRODUCTION of a Long Term MILACATH ®

PEEL-AWAY INTRODUCTION of a Long Term MILACATH ®

Photo shows introducer being inserted into vein.

Hold peel-away introducer, bevel up, directly above vein with index finger firmly placed on top of stylet. Advance introducer into vessel far enough to be sure it is well seated. Good flashback should be noted or blood easily drawn into syringe through stylet. Remove stylet while stabilizing outer portion of introducer. Advance long term catheter through catheter of peel- away introducer. Hold catheter hub or extension set against animal. Grasp blue tabs with thumb and forefinger of both hands. Gently pull up and out to separate blue tabs. Introducer should split above the skin.

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Guidewire being advanced from housing. Once guidewire advanced to desired length, remove housing and introducer needle while holding onto the guidewire. Always hold onto guidewire. Slide the distal end of the catheter onto guidewire and advance until guidewire comes through the catheter hub.

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Grasp wire above the catheter hub. Advance catheter into vein by holding catheter near insertion site and pushing into place. Remove guidewire.

The catheter will back out of insertion site an inch or so during peel-away procedure but can be easily pushed back.

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Suture catheter individually at each wing around suture groove and toward insertion site. Also, suture the extension to the animal.

Suture catheter individually at each wing around suture groove and toward insertion site. Also, suture the extension to the animal.

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Photos courtesy of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Guidewire Introduction

Peel-Away Introduction

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