Why choose CATALYST NPWT Device?
- Simple design for easy therapy initiation and troubleshooting for optimal patient care
- Full canister and blockage alert emits an audible and visual alert to ensure patient is receiving constant therapy
- Twist N’ Connect canister port connection supports easy and secure attachment
- High performance with a powerful yet quiet motor
- Portable size discreetly fits into a patient’s lifestyle
- Dual-lumen tubing technology maintains and monitors pressure at the wound site. Tubing is designed to remove exudate while providing continuous NPWT and detecting blockages.
- Proven technology with over 1,000,000 days of therapy
Features of Catalyst Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device
- Simple Operation - Negative pressure wound therapy activation and changing of Pressure Settings can be accomplished with the push of a button. Pressure Settings can be quickly changed by pressing one of three buttons. Pressure Settings can be locked by the clinical caregiver (4.4 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Lock/Unlock). Lights next to the Pressure Settings clearly indicate current therapeutic settings.
- Lightweight/Impact Resistant - The CATALYST weighs 0.9kg (2.0 lb.) for increased mobility. The cover of the CATALYST is impact resistant to help prevent damage from dropping.
- Noise - The CATALYST is quiet in its normal operation with a well-sealed dressing.
- Battery - An internal battery in the CATALYST provides up to 18 hours of operation from a single full charge. The battery charges while the CATALYST is plugged into an outlet with the A.C. Power Adapter. If the battery charge is less than 20 percent, the CATALYST “chirps” and the OFF Button flashes.
- Power/Charging Status - Indicates the CATALYST is charging the internal battery.
- Intermittent Mode - The CATALYST can be set to operate intermittently (5-minute on/ 2-minute off cycle). The CATALYST maintains pressure at -25mmHg during 2-minute “off” cycle to prevent loss of dressing seal.
- Alert Display - Automated alerts for Low Pressure/Leak and Canister Full/Blockage. Alerts are both visual and audible. Alerts self-reset once the problem is corrected or can be manually reset by turning the CATALYST off and then back on.
- IV Pole Adapter - Pole clamp permits the CATALYST to be mounted to a wide range of standard IV poles: 2.2 to 5.0cm (0.9 to 2.0 in.) in diameter.
- Tubing with SpeedConnect - Dual lumen tubing set with adhesive SpeedConnect makes connection to the dressing easy.
- Canisters - 300cc and 500cc canisters with gel solidifiers are available. Both canisters can be used for normal and highly exudating wounds.
Caution - Monitor patient status continually. DO NOT USE for infants, pediatrics, or other patients with low fluid volume, or for patients at high risk of hemorrhage.
What to buy with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
How to care and clean Cardinal Health NPWT Catalyst Device?
- Periodically check to make sure the catalyst is working properly and look for signs that fluid has entered into the Catalyst.
- If the A. C. Power Adapter is damaged, it must be replaced immediately. Contact your healthcare professional for help
Warning - The CATALYST must only be used with the supplied A.C. Power Adapter. Use of another adapter/power cord could result in physical hazards, including delayed therapy, electrocution, and fire. These hazards could result in injury or death.
Cleaning the CATALYST
- It should only need light cleaning
- Make sure to unplug the CATALYST before cleaning. The battery provides power when the Catalyst is unplugged so negative pressure wound therapy is not interrupted.
- Clean it with a damp soft cloth and a mild soap and water solution. Do not saturate the Catalyst with liquid or allow liquid to pool on the device. This can present a potential hazard for you and/or your healthcare professional.
Warning - Avoid spilling or spraying liquid on any part of the Catalyst. Liquids can cause corrosion when left on electronic controls which can lead to failure. Component failure may cause the Catalyst to operate erratically, possibly causing a potential hazard to you or your caregiver.
A.C. Power Adapter Inspection
The A.C. Power Adapter should be inspected regularly for damage. If you notice any damage to the A.C. Power Adapter, call your healthcare professional for a replacement to avoid interruption of therapy.
Caution - The CATALYST must only be used with the supplied A.C. Power Adapter. Use of another adapter/power cord could result in physical hazards, including delayed therapy, electrocution and fire. These hazards could result in injury or death.
Cardinal Health Catalyst NPWT User Guide