The North American Rescue SPEAR Decompression Needle is a versatile device that allows the user to administer either lateral decompression or traditional anterior needle thoracostomy.
The SPEAR (Simplified Pneumothorax Emergency Air Release) device features a sharper needle point that reduces the amount of force required to insert the needle. The additional spin-lock feature helps prevent premature separation between the needle and catheter. The device has centimeter depth markings which helps with the confirmation of depth and success, and a detachable, low pressure one-way check valve that creates an audible whistle as air rushes through. The one-way valve is removable from the needle and can reapplied to the catheter or left off entirely, according to local protocols. Upon removal of the needle, the remaining catheter is a flexible, kink-resistant material with a soft tip to lessen the impact on possible tissue contact. Also, the catheter features 3 fenestrations (holes) along the length to aid in air flow.
The latest TCCC Guidelines have allowed for a 10ga Needle in addition to the traditional 14ga product. The larger lumen increases the area of flow by more than two and a half times. The additional length of the SPEAR device (total catheter length: 3.75 in.) should allow the user to reach and maintain access to the pleural space in a vast majority of the population
Latest innovation in Needle Decompression technology
Designed based on known gaps in the management of tension pneumothorax
Sharper needle point for easier insertion
User friendly features like spin-lock connection, depth markings, and detachable low-pressure one-way valve
Fenestrations along catheter for additional air flow
Familiar, rugged, pen-style case for ease of storage and deployment
Allows either lateral decompression or traditional anterior needle thoracostomy
Catheter made of flexible kink-resistant material with a soft tip
Single use only. Supplied sterile
Packaged: L 7.625 in. x Diameter 0.75 in.
Catheter: 10Ga x 3.75 in.
Weight: 1 oz
WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.