PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology® (ACT) is a unique system that proactively clears chest tubes and prevents the retention of blood and fluids in the chest cavity. PleuraFlow ACT is used to maintain chest tube patency and clear the pathway to a successful recovery before and after discharge.
Side-by-side comparison shows clogged conventional chest tubes and clear PleuraFlow ACT drainage catheters removed from the same patients 24-28 hours post-surgery.
Conventional vs. PleuraFlow ACT tubes from the same patients
Clinical data demonstrates patients treated with PleuraFlow ACT showed a statistically significant decrease in both the rate of reinterventions for Retained Blood Syndrome (RBS) complications (43% reduction) and the rate of postoperative atrial fibrillation (33% reduction).16
Reduction in RBS with PleuraFlow ACT (p=0.0087)
Reduction in POAF with PleuraFlow ACT (p=0.013)
PleuraFlow ACT is easily adopted into an ICU “Best Practices” and can be implemented into your hospital’s Quality Management System as a standard of care shown to substantially reduce the risks and costs associated with Retained Blood Syndrome (RBS). Don’t let RBS block your patient’s recovery. Make PleuraFlow ACT an integral part of your practice.