Kendall™ Intrauterine Pressure Catheter System
The Kendall™ Intrauterine Pressure Catheter system was designed by clinicians, for clinicians. The system features transducer tip technology, positioning the tip at the point of pressure. This results in accurate, reliable readings. The flat catheter body was designed to gently deflect away from tissue during insertion, minimizing trauma to tissue. The clear catheter allows the clinician to view amniotic fluid, immediately upon insertion. The unique cable system of the Kendall™ IUPC features one-handed zeroing, water resistant connectors and a function to check the cable for proper operation. These features and more, combine to make the Kendall™ IUPC safe, reliable and user-friendly when used properly. All components of the Kendall™ IUPC system are latex and DEHP free.
Before insertion, placental position should be confirmed, amniotic membranes adequately ruptured and sufficient cervical dilatation assured. Do not insert the introducer beyond the cervical os. Attempt to insert the catheter opposite the placental site. Use caution when uterine infection is present. If resistance is met at any time during insertion, withdraw the catheter slightly and attempt insertion at a different angle. Forced insertion may result in patient discomfort or injury. The Kendall™ IUPC is neither intended nor approved for measuring intrauterine pressure extraovularly; attempting to do so may lead to maternal discomfort or injury.
- Confirm placental position prior to insertion
- Ensure membranes are ruptured and sufficient dilatation is assured
- Do not insert the introducer beyond the cervical os
- Use caution if infection is present
- Do not force insertion