Safe, easy to use peritoneal access device
A team of engineers led by Ben Terry, PhD, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and clinicians led by Mark Carlson, MD, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, have developed a mechanical, non-electronic, easy-to-use device for safe and reliable peritoneal access.
Most complications during laparoscopic surgery occur during initial entry into the peritoneal cavity, a procedure made even more difficult when performed on the battlefield.
The device is mechanically activated with a hand crank controlling a bellows system that provides optimal pressure for initial insufflation of the peritoneal cavity.
The device enables unskilled personnel to safely and quickly access an individuals peritoneal cavity for catheter placement, drug delivery, or other medical device access.
To learn more about this technology, contact Tyler Scherr, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-2140.