Labor and Delivery

CompuFlo Epidural – A new standard in precise verification of the epidural space.

Overview

Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief during childbirth. Over 50% of women in the US elect to have an epidural when giving birth (1).

Epidurals deliver continuous pain relief by injecting an anesthetic into the space around the spinal nerves in the lower back. The medication numbs the area above and below the injection, which decreases the patient pain sensation while still maintaining the ability to push through labor.

While epidurals are considered to be both safe and effective, it is reported that 13% of epidurals result in unsuccessful or incomplete anesthesia (2). Ineffective anesthesia or side effects can often be linked to complications in the identification of the epidural space. While rare, certain side effects are also possible such as neurological injury and even paralysis. Identifying the epidural space can be more difficult in patients who are obese or pregnant with multiples, making the procedure more challenging for even seasoned doctors. In some occasions, it takes multiple attempts for the anesthesiologist to correctly locate the area which leads to unnecessary patient discomfort and operational inefficiencies.

The CompuFlo Difference

The CompuFlo Epidural Instrument enables physicians to locate the epidural space with 100% accuracy and 98% on the first attempt*. The instrument leverages the patented Dynamic Pressure Sensing (DPS)® technology which provides  continuous visual and auditory feedback giving physicians exceptional control throughout the epidural procedure for 100% success.

Proven to identify the epidural space

Gives clinicians real-time objective confirmation of successful epidural needle placement

Continuous audio and visual feedback gives you exceptional control and accuracy

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