Phokus Medical NPA W/ 550

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  1. Medic17

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    Alright, this is a new one for me...
    Phokus Medical Group
    Medical Kits-
    Any idea on why they keep 550 Cord on their NPA's?

    It looks to be about 2 feet long and its packed inside their kit running through the NPA.
     
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    Hang it so bears and rodents don't get into it?
     
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    To remove it.
    Attach paracord, and pull just like your starting an old snowblower.
     
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    Oh, just like foley catheters...
     
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    Exactly!

    God, my eyes are watering.
    Partly from laughing, and partly from imagining it........
     
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    So when it goes through the fracture in the skull base you can retrieve it? Not that it does the patient much good but hey, saves you a few bucks on an NPA! :-D

    Seriously, how is it tied? Looped through or like a streamer off the fat end?
     
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    I emailed the company when I posted this.
    Still no reply.

    Phokus Medical
    Boo!
     
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    so you can tie it around the person’s head after inserting the NPA tonkeep them from involuntarily pulling it out?
     
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    Had a couple of visuals flash through my brain and spewed coffee from laughing too hard. Honestly can't imagine why they would do that.
     
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    I could imagine a scenario where you use it like a tube tie for an ET tube and you secure it to the patients head by tying around it. I can not imagine that 550 is the best cord for this nor can I imagine where it ties off, since a properly seated NPA is flush against the nare.
     
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    I finally heard back from them.
    It is nothing more than to keep it from collapsing and sticking during the shrink wrap packaging process.
     
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    Hah, fair enough!
     

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