Thopaz+ safer care for enhanced recovery
  • Objective measurement & trends with proven clinical experience 

  • Enhanced recovery with early patient mobilisation

  • Optimised chest drainage management for safe, early drain removal

Compact, lightweight, portable unit with convenient carrying handle

Provides uninterrupted drainage in care settings, including those without access to central vacuum.

Double lumen tubing

Ensures that suction is only applied when needed and ensures regulated pressure at the patient’s chest.
Thopaz+ digital diplay

Digital display

Provides objective information for re-exploration and/or chest tube removal by digitally tracking fluid output and air leak trends over time. Enables reliable monitoring of patient status and supports early decision-making by the care team using objective real-time data.

System status notifications

Smart notifications and alarms mitigate the risk of error
Thopaz+ docking station

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Long-life battery allows patient transport and early light mobilisation while maintaining effective drainage.

Disposable canisters

Detachable canister with 300 ml, 800 ml or 2 l volume ensures safe and simple collection of fluids. To prevent cross-contamination, the canister has an integrated hydrophilic overflow and bacteria filter from POREX®. Optional solidifier models eliminate the risk of spilling to protect staff safety.

Hygienic and easy-to-clean system

Unlike analogue systems, Thopaz+ delivers regulated suction non-stop, from the OR until chest-tube removal. The system is battery-powered, lightweight and silent for chest drainage in all areas of the hospital so that restrictions and restraints due to wall vacuum are eliminated.1

  • Efficient cardiac drainage within the first 3 hours after surgery may accelerate chest drain removal, shorten ICU length of stay and reduce overall costs.2

  • By providing objective and reliable monitoring of patient status, inter-observer agreement is improved, offering medical staff a more accurate assessment when it comes to decision-making.3

  • Provision of efficient mediastinal and pleural drainage right after surgery, significantly reduces drainage-related complications.4

Objective measurement & trends with proven clinical experience

  • Accurate digital drainage measurement and trends during critical post-op window1
  • Reliable trending of air leaks improves decision-making2
  • Proven clinical experience
    • >2M total cases, including 100k+ cardiac cases
    • More than 40 studies, including 8 studies in cardiac, among them 2 randomised controlled trials

Enhanced recovery with early patient mobilisation

  • Alignment with ERAS® guidelines3 in thoracic for digital drainage devices and supports cardiac recommendations4
  • Light, compact design simplifies early patient mobility
  • Smart notifications and acoustic signals mitigate the risk of error2,5
  • Reduces patient pain with faster drain removal6,7 and improves patient satisfaction7

Optimised chest drainage management for safe, early drain removal

  • User-friendly interface streamlines nursing care and cardiac patient management1,5,8
  • 25% faster chest tube removal and reduction of drainage-related complications6
  • Uninterrupted, continuous drainage with long-life battery system5,8  
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Thopaz+ for Cardiac Surgery Patients
Find out how to support your cardiac ERAS or fast-track programs

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Safer care for enhanced recovery solution with Thopaz+ 

Find out how to provide safer care already in the golden 1st hour after cardiac surgery.

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Medela Thopaz+ training for the Operating Room

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for the operating room.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

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Medela Thopaz+ technical training

Short and simple setup and training videos that will ensure you become a confident and knowledgeable Thopaz+ user.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

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Medela Thopaz+ training for post-anesthesia care unit

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, and ward.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Thopaz+ canisters

Disposable canisters

Available in 300ml, 800ml and 2-litre capacities to optimise drainage procedure and reduce the amount of biohazardous waste.

All three sizes are available with or without solidifier, providing a hygienic and cost-effective option for disposing of patient fluid disposal.

Thopaz+ tubing

Tubing
The dual-lumen tubing provides continuous pressure monitoring close to the patient’s chest to provide early warning of potential harmful situations.

Two types of connectors are available (single or double) in small, medium or large sizes to match the chest tube being used.

All Thopaz+ tubing connectors contain a port for convenient sampling of drainage fluid.

Thopaz+ silastic tubing extensions

Silastic tubing extensions

The extensions allow the current practice to be maintained. Therefore, if needed, tubing manipulation (e.g. milking) can be performed.

Easy handling: connect three catheters to one device.

Extra length allows for more flexible pump placement. 

Docking Station
The docking station for Thopaz+ generally requires one-time set up, allowing the device to be recharged without the need to handle cables and an external power adapter. Can be equipped with adapter for the 2 l canister.

Holder with Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Can be fixed vertically or horizontally.


Universal Holder with Flexible Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Infinitely variable adjustment of rail inclination (360°).

Thopaz+ carrying strap

Carrying strap
The carrying strap for Thopaz+ offers the patient convenience, comfort and full mobility

  1. Barozzi L et al. J Card Surg 2020;35:1492–1497.
  2. Saha S et al. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2020;31(1):42-47.
  3. Rathinam S et al. J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;6:59.
  4. Van Linden A et al. J Thorac Dis 2019;11(12):5177-5186.
  5. McGuire AL, et al. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015;21(4):403–7.
  6. Batchelor TJP, et al. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018;55(1):91–115.
  7. Engelman DT, et al. JAMA Surg 2019.
  8. Pompili C, et al. Ann Thorac Surg 2014;98(2):490–7.



NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK)

*ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a treatment program based on the best available medical science)

Features & Benefits

Unlike analogue systems, Thopaz+ delivers regulated suction non-stop, from the OR until chest-tube removal. The system is battery-powered, lightweight and silent for chest drainage in all areas of the hospital so that restrictions and restraints due to wall vacuum are eliminated.1

  • Efficient cardiac drainage within the first 3 hours after surgery may accelerate chest drain removal, shorten ICU length of stay and reduce overall costs.2

  • By providing objective and reliable monitoring of patient status, inter-observer agreement is improved, offering medical staff a more accurate assessment when it comes to decision-making.3

  • Provision of efficient mediastinal and pleural drainage right after surgery, significantly reduces drainage-related complications.4

Objective measurement & trends with proven clinical experience

  • Accurate digital drainage measurement and trends during critical post-op window1
  • Reliable trending of air leaks improves decision-making2
  • Proven clinical experience
    • >2M total cases, including 100k+ cardiac cases
    • More than 40 studies, including 8 studies in cardiac, among them 2 randomised controlled trials

Enhanced recovery with early patient mobilisation

  • Alignment with ERAS® guidelines3 in thoracic for digital drainage devices and supports cardiac recommendations4
  • Light, compact design simplifies early patient mobility
  • Smart notifications and acoustic signals mitigate the risk of error2,5
  • Reduces patient pain with faster drain removal6,7 and improves patient satisfaction7

Optimised chest drainage management for safe, early drain removal

  • User-friendly interface streamlines nursing care and cardiac patient management1,5,8
  • 25% faster chest tube removal and reduction of drainage-related complications6
  • Uninterrupted, continuous drainage with long-life battery system5,8  
Videos
Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Thopaz+ for Cardiac Surgery Patients
Find out how to support your cardiac ERAS or fast-track programs

Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Safer care for enhanced recovery solution with Thopaz+ 

Find out how to provide safer care already in the golden 1st hour after cardiac surgery.

Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Medela Thopaz+ training for the Operating Room

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for the operating room.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Medela Thopaz+ technical training

Short and simple setup and training videos that will ensure you become a confident and knowledgeable Thopaz+ user.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Medela Thopaz+ training for post-anesthesia care unit

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, and ward.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Accessories & Disposables
Thopaz+ canisters

Disposable canisters

Available in 300ml, 800ml and 2-litre capacities to optimise drainage procedure and reduce the amount of biohazardous waste.

All three sizes are available with or without solidifier, providing a hygienic and cost-effective option for disposing of patient fluid disposal.

Thopaz+ tubing

Tubing
The dual-lumen tubing provides continuous pressure monitoring close to the patient’s chest to provide early warning of potential harmful situations.

Two types of connectors are available (single or double) in small, medium or large sizes to match the chest tube being used.

All Thopaz+ tubing connectors contain a port for convenient sampling of drainage fluid.

Thopaz+ silastic tubing extensions

Silastic tubing extensions

The extensions allow the current practice to be maintained. Therefore, if needed, tubing manipulation (e.g. milking) can be performed.

Easy handling: connect three catheters to one device.

Extra length allows for more flexible pump placement. 

Docking Station
The docking station for Thopaz+ generally requires one-time set up, allowing the device to be recharged without the need to handle cables and an external power adapter. Can be equipped with adapter for the 2 l canister.

Holder with Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Can be fixed vertically or horizontally.


Universal Holder with Flexible Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Infinitely variable adjustment of rail inclination (360°).

Thopaz+ carrying strap

Carrying strap
The carrying strap for Thopaz+ offers the patient convenience, comfort and full mobility

Downloads
References
  1. Barozzi L et al. J Card Surg 2020;35:1492–1497.
  2. Saha S et al. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2020;31(1):42-47.
  3. Rathinam S et al. J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;6:59.
  4. Van Linden A et al. J Thorac Dis 2019;11(12):5177-5186.
  5. McGuire AL, et al. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015;21(4):403–7.
  6. Batchelor TJP, et al. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018;55(1):91–115.
  7. Engelman DT, et al. JAMA Surg 2019.
  8. Pompili C, et al. Ann Thorac Surg 2014;98(2):490–7.



NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK)

*ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a treatment program based on the best available medical science)

Customer Reviews

"The drainage should be operational as soon as we have sealed the thorax. In many systems, this is not guaranteed, as we need the wall vacuum for it. It can take up to an hour after surgery for the patient to be transferred, arrive at the intensive care unit and for monitoring to be performed. That is a critical stage. Thopaz+, however, guarantees a constant drainage."

Prof. Dr. med. Fischlein Head of cardiac surgery department. Klinikum Nürnberg - Paracelsus Medical University

"The drainage should be operational as soon as we have sealed the thorax. In many systems, this is not guaranteed, as we need the wall vacuum for it. It can take up to an hour after surgery for the patient to be transferred, arrive at the intensive care unit and for monitoring to be performed. That is a critical stage. Thopaz+, however, guarantees a constant drainage."

Prof. Dr. med. Fischlein Head of cardiac surgery department. Klinikum Nürnberg - Paracelsus Medical University

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