RAPID RHINO◊ Product Usage Instructions

RAPID RHINO◊ Product Usage Instructions

Step 1

Remove the device from the envelope packaging and blue plastic tube encasing if present. Soak in sterile water for at least a FULL 30 seconds.

Step 2

Insert tamponade into the patient’s nostril parallel to the septal floor or follow along the superior aspect of the hard palate until the blue indicator is just past the nares (inside the opening of the nostril).

Step 3

Using a 20cc syringe, slowly inflate the RAPID RHINO device with AIR only. Monitor the pilot cuff for direct tactile feedback? stop inflation when the pilot cuff becomes rounded and feels firm when squeezed.

Step 4

Inflate the cuff to provide a gentle, low-pressure tamponade, delivering the CMC fabric directly to the bleed site.

Step 5

When there is sufficient pressure in the balloon(s), allow the patient to sit for 15-20 minutes before discharge. Swelling in the nasal anatomy will reduce, and the balloon(s) may need to be inflated more to avoid device movement.

After assessment of the pilot cuff, tape inflation catheter(s) to the patient’s cheek for discharge.

Step 6

The patient may come back 24-72 hours later to remove the device, or they may see an ENT specialist for follow-up.