For your critical care patients that require manual intervention and more options
Self expanding lattice conforms to anatomy
Fastest Fluid Delivery
Stool Sample Port
End to End Malodor Containment
Discreet Stool Collection Bag
Are you a nurse caring for elderly frail patients that usually have atonic sphincters? Is your hospital struggling with intrarectal balloon catheters falling out or leaking fecal material on to the bed linen?
Nurses often report that they face leakage issues while using IBCs. On several occasions, as mentioned in FDA MAUDE database as well, nurses have found the indwelling balloon over-inflated, more than the prescribed volume. Indwelling balloon catheters are usually not recommended for acute patients on heparin, anti-coagulants or low platelet count in general. Balloon catheters are high-pressure (32 – 81 mmHG) balloons that are prone to cause injuries (necrosis, mucosal tear, sphincter dysfunction, etc.) and are not indicated for highly acute patients in ICUs. It is often recommended to be cautious while using IBCs on patients using heparin, anti-coagulants or low platelet count in genera. Intrarectal balloon catheters with amorphous irrigation channels make it difficult for nurses from being able to administer medications or highly viscous fluids such as vancomycin. Given the risk of high radial pressure and associated injuries, medical errors with over-inflation studies suggest to show caution while using intrarectal balloon catheters.
Qora SMK exhibits around 20 mmHG radial pressure which is significantly lower than balloon catheters (32-81 mmHG), lower than the urge to defecate sensation pressure (about 27 mmHG) and lower than the capillary occlusion pressure at about 36 mmHG.
The lower pressure ensures the patient’s safety and comfort. Qora’s self-expanding stent rests on the wall of the rectum (instead of anchoring on anorectal junction) hence providing full natural lumen of the rectum for fecal diversion. Qora SMK has the broadest possible indication and can be used on patients with tonic or atonic sphincter, as well as patients with varied stool consistencies like liquid stool, semi-liquid stool or even semi-formed stool – Bristol 5, 6, & 7.
Qora SMK has a stool sampling port and fastest fluid delivery port that can be used to deliver fluids of dense viscosity. Qora is the only closed-loop faecal/bowel management system that is 100% malodor-containing, a feature that almost all our nurses and family members love.
Qora SMK is the only product in this category – be it rectal trumpets, tubes, balloon catheters, or pouch, that has performed a pre and post-use colonoscopy examination as part of our clinical trials. The stent is MRI-conditional and can be used on acute care patients, transplant patients, burns patients, and chronically ill patients in long-term care or hospice care.
If you have more questions, we can connect you with our Clinical Education or Technical Team to answer them in real-time. Nurses/Hospitals can also request free Qora SMK stool management products for clinical evaluation in your units by writing to us.
Low radial pressure decreases chances of mucosal injuries.
Works with both tonic and atonic sphincter.
Lumen patency, even during peristalsis.
Indicated for Bristol scale 5, 6 & 7
2X faster fluid delivery than IBC’s for patients with Cdifficle and other critical patients.
Also delivers suspension fluids and high volume enema
For highly infectious patients that require regular stool samples for lab work.
Sample port that is designed for a Slip-Tip syringe helps collect sample without any soiling or contamination.
Purse string based mechanism that collapses the lattice close to its original collapsed size.
Lattice collapses automatically when a restless patient tries to pull out the device and prevents any injury to sphincter or anal canal.
Sheath and collection bag are made of proprietary material that contains malodor.
Features a flatus release valve for odorless degassing.
One way valve prevents any backflow.
Accurate output monitoring