Neurological Fluid Management Technology - IRRAS
Achieving effective, customised & real time neurocritical care relating to fluid management & drainage is critical in the hours & days following neurosurgical procedures. IRRAS was formed to do just that - create innovative inter-cranial solutions that look to enhance clinical recovery.
It goes without saying that Delta Surgical is excited to partner with IRRAS in order to bring their solutions to the UK
IRRAflow -The World’s 1st Irrigating Intracranial Drainage System
A fundamental redesign of fluid management technology developed by leading neurosurgeons, the IRRAflow system demonstrates a significant technological step forward compared to other treatment options.
IRRAflow’s transformational technology provides a controlled fluid exchange system that allows the neurosurgeon to actively manage intra-cranial pressure and CSF drainage.
IRRAflow consists of a control unit and disposables (dual-lumen catheter & tube set) to offer four integrated & synchronized functions:
A fluid exchange system with an irrigating pump and drainage mechanism that interact with a dual lumen catheter to both supply and evacuate fluid from the body.
The system is also synchronized to monitor local body cavity pressure within a preprogrammed range.
A monitoring and measuring system for intra-cranial pressure based on a method that uses a fluid column for accuracy and reliability.
A safety alarm that can be customized for each patient and is activated when the pressure is higher or lower than the preprogrammed range.
Programmable periodic flush irrigation prevents blockage of the catheter and associated surgical complications
With its use of a patented dual-lumen catheter design, IRRAflow allows the user to transition from passive drainage to active fluid management. By using one of these two lumens to periodically irrigate fluids through the catheter, the catheter tip remains unobstructed, ensuring the accuracy of the pressure measurement and the patency of the drainage. Unlike existing EVDs that become blocked up to 40%1 of the time during the drainage process, the IRRAflow system has been designed to prevent these blockages from forming.
Irrigation + Aspiration
The IRRAflow system also employs an active irrigation and aspiration cycle to optimize the drainage process and patient outcomes. With its proprietary software ensuring a continuous cycle of automated flushing and gravity-driven drainage, the process of the evacuation of fluids, infection, and debris can be improved to reduce ICU and recovery time. At the same time, the patient’s intra-cranial pressure is consistently monitored and managed.
Visit the Delta Resource Centre, where you can read & download more IRRAflow product information plus related information (including clinical case studies where available).