Medela Cardiothoracic Drainage Thopaz Plus endorsed by Nice

Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage and Monitoring System

Thopaz+ allows healthcare professionals to make informed decisions based on precise drainage data.


Find out how to shorten hospital stay and save costs using Thopaz+

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Benefits of Thopaz+

IMPROVES OUTCOMES

  • Unified hospital practices/protocols.
  • Reduced chest tube duration.
  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Reduction in hospital cost.

 
STREAMLINES CARE

  • Improved inter-observer agreement due to precise air leak monitoring.
  • Simplified ward rounds.
  • Better discharge planning.

NICE recommends Thopaz+ portable digital chest drainage device

NICE (an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the UK) recommends Thopaz+ for managing chest drains.

  • Thopaz+ reduces chest tube duration and length of stay (in hospital).
  • Improves safety for people with chest drains.
  • Improves clinical decision-making through continuous objective monitoring of air leaks and fluid loss.
  • Increases patient mobility.
  • Healthcare providing staff finds Thopaz+ more convenient and easier to use than conventional chest drains.
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Allows for cost savings of up to £550 ($703) per patient

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Shortens hospital stay due to shorter chest tube duration

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Improves safety for patients with chest drains

Thopaz+ in action

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"The use of Thopaz+ can take the surgeon beyond the 24 hour limit for drain removal, using criteria in minutes rather than days. It also facilitates safe day-case thoracic surgery and is an essential component of a modern thoracic surgery programme"

Professor Eric Lim MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th)Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College London
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"Thopaz+ allows complete patient mobility and independence while the chest drain is still in situ, thereby realizing the full potential of the minimally invasive surgery we are performing"

Dr. Alan SihoeClinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
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"Our experience with Thopaz+ has completely changed our patient's monitoring, allowing us to know their status hour by hour as if we were at their side 24 hours a day. With this, we have achieved a shorter hospital stay with the maximum level of assurance at discharge "

Concepción Partida GonzálezThoracic Surgeon. University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Dr Varela surgeon

"The use of Thopaz+ in the postoperative period of our patients healing journey, has meant a more correct digital control of blood loss and, of course, the presence and intensity of air leaks. Early ambulation has been facilitated both in the hospital and at home and has had a positive effect on a decrease in days with pleural drainage and, therefore, hospital stay."

Dr. Andrés Varela de UgarteHead of the Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary Transplant Service. University Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.
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"We quickly embraced the benefits of a technologically advanced device like Thopaz+. Small, light and efficient, enabling medical and nursing teams to reach confident decisions about chest tube management and chest tube removal"

Mr. K. Papagianopoulos MMED THORAX, MD (Cth)Senior Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, St James University Hospital Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom
Medela cardiothoracic drainage Thopaz plus in use

Improving outcomes and streamlining care - clinically proven

Thopaz+ allows the optimal pressure to be applied for post-operative chest drainage management, and permits objective and reliable monitoring of patient status. As a result, the length of hospital stay can be shortened by at least 1 day 1, 2, 6, 7 with the corresponding reduction in hospital costs 1–5.

Medela Thopaz plus objective data basic

Early decision making using objective real-time data.

Medela Thopaz plus trouble shooting

Greater convenience due to automated management of prescribed therapy while digitally tracking fluid output rates and air leak trends over time. 

Medela Thopaz Plus hygienic use

Compact, hygienic and easy-to-clean system offering intuitive operation and handling.

Medela Thopaz Plus for patient mobility

Lightweight design and rechargeable batteries enhance patient satisfaction allowing full mobility.

 

More information

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Accessories and Disposables
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Medela Thopaz canister 300 ml

Disposable Canisters

Available in 300ml, 800ml and 2-litre capacities to optimise drainage procedure and reduce the amount of biohazardous waste.

All three sizes are available with or without solidifier, providing a hygienic and cost-effective option for disposing of patient fluid disposal.

Disposable Canisters

Medela Thopaz canister 300 ml

Available in 300ml, 800ml and 2-litre capacities to optimise drainage procedure and reduce the amount of biohazardous waste.

All three sizes are available with or without solidifier, providing a hygienic and cost-effective option for disposing of patient fluid disposal.

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Medela Thopaz tubing with double connector

Tubing

The dual-lumen tubing provides continuous pressure monitoring close to the patient’s chest to provide early warning of potential harmful situations.

Two types of connectors are available (single or double) in small, medium or large sizes to match the chest tube being used.

All Thopaz+ tubing connectors contain a port for convenient sampling of drainage fluid.

Tubing

Medela Thopaz tubing with double connector

The dual-lumen tubing provides continuous pressure monitoring close to the patient’s chest to provide early warning of potential harmful situations.

Two types of connectors are available (single or double) in small, medium or large sizes to match the chest tube being used.

All Thopaz+ tubing connectors contain a port for convenient sampling of drainage fluid.

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Medela Thopaz docking station side view

Docking Station

The docking station for Thopaz+ generally requires one-time set up, allowing the device to be recharged without the need to handle cables and an external power adapter.

Docking Station

Medela Thopaz docking station side view

The docking station for Thopaz+ generally requires one-time set up, allowing the device to be recharged without the need to handle cables and an external power adapter.

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Medela Thopaz Plus accessories docking station

Adapter Docking Station for Canister 2 Litre

To secure the 2l canister in place.

Adapter Docking Station for Canister 2 Litre

Medela Thopaz Plus accessories docking station

To secure the 2l canister in place.

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Medela Thopaz holder standard rail

Holder with Standard Rail

For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Can be fixed vertically or horizontally.

Holder with Standard Rail

Medela Thopaz holder standard rail

For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Can be fixed vertically or horizontally.

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Medela Thopaz universal holder flex

Universal Holder with Flexible Standard Rail

For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Infinitely variable adjustment of rail inclination (360°).

Universal Holder with Flexible Standard Rail

Medela Thopaz universal holder flex

For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Infinitely variable adjustment of rail inclination (360°).

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Medela Thopaz and Thopaz plus carrying straps

Carrying strap

The carrying strap for Thopaz+ offers the patient convenience, comfort and full mobility

Carrying strap

Medela Thopaz and Thopaz plus carrying straps

The carrying strap for Thopaz+ offers the patient convenience, comfort and full mobility

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Accesories availabitliy may depend on location. For further information, please contact us 

Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage and Monitoring System

Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage and Monitoring System

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Medela Thopaz+ technical training

Short and simple set up and training videos that will ensure you become a confident and knowledgeable Thopaz+ user.

Medela Thopaz+ technical training

Short and simple set up and training videos that will ensure you become a confident and knowledgeable Thopaz+ user.

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Medela Thopaz+ training for Operating Room

Medela Thopaz+ user specific Training Video for operating room.

Medela Thopaz+ training for Operating Room

Medela Thopaz+ user specific Training Video for operating room.

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Medela Thopaz+ training for post-anesthesia care unit

Medela Thopaz+ user specific Training Video for post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit and ward.

Medela Thopaz+ training for post-anesthesia care unit

Medela Thopaz+ user specific Training Video for post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit and ward.

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The videos are for demonstration uses only and in no way replace the IFU.

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*NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK)

*ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a treatment program based on the best available medical science)