Uni-Cot® Digital Tourniquet
New Universal Size Digit Tourniquet
Safe and Easy hemostasis for adult and pediatric digits
- Quick Hemostasis
- Easy Application
- Minimize Risks
- Similar Cost to Surgical Glove
- Assembled in the USA
Mar-Med’s exsanguinating digital tourniquets, Tourni-Cot and Uni-Cot, create a bloodless field for procedures on fingers and toes. A bloodless field allows visualization to improve care, reduce complications and facilitate the use of tissue adhesives. Improvised methods, like using a penrose drain or surgical glove, are known to apply dangerous levels of pressure and even be forgotten in place, sometimes resulting in tissue injury or amputations.
Uni-Cot® 2.0 Force Study
Mar-Med purchased Tekscan sensor equipment in order to compare forces applied by the new Uni-Cot and other “universal” digital tourniquets. Click the image at right to see how we performed the testing and the results we achieved! Our full report on the testing can be found in the downloads section below.
Using the Uni-Cot® is Easy for Fingers and Toes
Smaller Hole for Pediatric Digits
Stretches over Wounds
Cases and Use Indications:
Digit lacerations and avulsions – Exploration of foreign bodies and deeper injuries – Nail and nail bed injuries – Elective Procedures and More!
TCU – universal size is used for any size digit.
Uni-Cots come individually packaged, sterile, and are latex free. Mar-Med minimum order is 1 box of 20 units.
Covered by U.S. Patent No. D823,466 and EUROPEAN Patent Nos. 003381789-0001 and 003381789-0002. Other patents pending.
Uni-Cot® Added Value
Digit tourniquets improve care by creating a bloodless field for procedures on fingers and toes. A bloodless field allows visualization and careful exploration which is critical to wound management. Digit injuries have high complication rates, mostly due to missed injuries with up to 38% of foreign bodies missed on the first visit. Additionally, digit tourniquets are known to facilitate the use of tissue adhesives, simplifying care and reducing visits. Improvised methods can apply dangerous pressure levels and even be forgotten in place, sometimes resulting in amputations.
Mar-Med’s non-pneumatic digital tourniquets exsanguinate during application and constrict vessels once in place, making them quick and easy to use. The Tourni-Cot and Uni-Cot have been proven to provide safe pressure and are designed to be conspicuous to minimize the risk of leaving a tourniquet in place on digit. Mar-Med’s products communicate high quality of care to the patient and cost no more than some improvised methods, like using a sterile surgical glove set.
Uni-Cot Related Literature:
- Reducing Risk in Emergency Department Wound Management; James A. Pfaff, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, et al.
- Reducing Risks of Tourniquets Left on After Finger and Toe Surgery; UK NHS National Patient Safety Agency.
Uni-Cot Blog Posts
Forgotten digital tourniquets leading to digit amputation is the single greatest risk posed by their use. Covering the digit in gauze before a patient is discharged can hide an inconspicuous tourniquet. Our most persistent competitor in the marketplace are improvised...
Uni-Cot Tips and Best Practices The video above captures how to use our new Uni-Cot, one-size-fits-all digit tourniquet. Specifically we address the common question about why the Uni-Cot was designed with 3 holes, which relates to how many hands a clinician has...
Digital Tourniquet Pressure: Clinicians often ask whether Mar-Med’s Tourni-Cot and Uni-Cot digital tourniquet devices apply safe amounts of pressure when in use on a finger or toe. This is an understandable concern in our litigious climate, because excessive pressure...