• אמניקוט - Amnicot
    אמניקוט - Amnicot

    An ideal instrument for a selective amniotomy. Specific, easy handling for obstetrician, midwife and patient
    Easy handling; only one finger and no instrument is inserted into the cervix.
    Gentle to the patients; little expansion of the cervix means less pain.
    Precise positioning of the small hook; the finger is more flexible than a rigid instrument.
    No assistance needed; The obstetrician can feel exactly where to position the small hook and normally needs no assistance.
    The patient is not as nervous as with other instruments.
    Sterile, disposable
    Lithotomy not needed
    The AMNICOT is a rubber- latex finger stall with an integrated small hook. It is placed on the index or middle finger of the right of left hand wearing the glove. Opening the amniotic sack becomes an easy procedure for the obstetrician, midwife and patient.
    The AMNICOT finger stall is designed so that facilitates rupturing the amniotic membrane, for both the doctor and patient.
    The AMNICOT has undoubtedly proven its worth for patients where the posterior cervix would otherwise have made it much more difficult to artificially rupture the membrane, but this instrument is now being used increasingly for a routine rupturing of the membrane. The costs are below those of other disposable instruments that are otherwise used for an amniotomy.
    One of the primary advantages for patients is the fact that even with a posterior cervix, the lithotomy position is not necessary. The operator’s finger can be moved anterior during its passage through the cervix. Plus, the patients experience less pain since only one finger is inserted into the cervix instead of a number of fingers as is normally necessary if other instruments are used.
    Experience has shown that just the sight of sharp instruments such as Kochers forceps triggers fear in patients when they are inserted into the vagina – this is completely avoided by the use of the AMNICOT.
    The advantage for the doctor is that he or she can move the baby’s head freely with one hand and hold it firm in the pelvis whilst examining the patient with the other hand. In practice, the majority of obstetricians wear the AMNICOT on the index or middle finger so that the hook rests tightly under the finger tip.
    At the start of the vaginal examination a finger is inserted through the cervix to check the position and determine whether the membrane has to be ruptured or not. The middle finger is normally used for this if the AMINCOT is worn on the index finger, or vice versa. The doctor then inserts the finger wearing the AMINCOT through the cervix without removing his hand from the vagina. He or she can normally feel when the hook ruptures the membrane.

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