Getting to the heart of the matter
Using X-ray to confirm PICC tip placement wastes clinical care time, exposes patients to harmful radiation, and delays medical therapy. The SHERLOCK 3CG™ Tip Confirmation System (TCS) gets to the heart of the matter by using an adult patient's cardiac electrical activity to position the tip of the PICC in close proximity to the cavoatrial junction (CAJ). Final tip location is confirmed by the nurse at the bedside, and infusion therapy can begin immediately without the need for a confirmatory chest x-ray.
Clinical Study Results
In a clinical study, 99.1% of 114 PICCs were placed at the CAJ or within +/- 1 cm using Bard tip confirmation technology.
Data on File (Bard Access Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah)