One-Step™ Centesis Catheters

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The One-Step Centesis catheter has a low profile, tapered tip and smooth transitions to decrease resistance for less patient discomfort. Its echogenic needle allows for more accurate placement, while the four large drainage holes spiral around the catheter for maximum drainage.

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Features & Benefits

Up to 34% LESS catheter tip penetration force and up to 16% FASTER flow rate

Safe, controlled insertion with decreased procedure times.


Pigtail shape

Reduces drainage hole occlusion

Distal obturator

Prevents catheter puncture and shearing and accidental needlestick

Large holes

Increase flow rates to decrease procedure times

Depth markers

Depth markers and echogenic needle for fast and accurate positioning

Kink-resistant Material

Keeps catheter open to help maximize drainage

Sharp needle and smooth transitions

for ease of insertion and decreased patient discomfort



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