Tension pneumothorax is the third leading cause of preventable traumatic death. The MARCH Dart provides users with a reliable tool to perform chest decompressions in the field to improve outcomes for casualties affected by tension pneumothorax. Designed to minimize the risk of collapse in intercostal space, the sterile 14 gauge needle (3.25" in length) includes a uniform, thick-walled catheter. The ergonomic grip provides stability even in challenging environments, and the durable case allows for one-handed opening and can be used as a sharps container. With a six-year shelf life, the Dart is a more affordable option to be prepared to address tension pneumothorax.
- Designed with rugged case, sure-grip hub, and thick-walled catheter
- Minimal Risk for additional decompression attempts
- Improve Outcomes when treating tension pneumothorax
- Ergonomic sure grip hub:
- Easy to use in difficult environments
- Easy grip with gloves
- Snug fit in case – no falling out
- Thick-walled, uniform catheter
- Patented sterilization plug
- Case doubles as a sharps container
- Fits in a military IFAK
- Low volume, low cube
- Improves outcomes when treating tension pneumothorax, the third leading cause of preventable battlefield death
- Catheter design minimizes risk of clogging, kinking and need for additional decompression attempts
- Easy access case for quick use and safe needle disposal
- Purpose built decompression needle, not a re-purposed IV Catheter
- NSN: 6515-01-601-1292
- FDA Listed, ISO 13485 and cGMP Compliant
- Sterile / Single-use
- 6-year shelf life
- Not made with natural rubber latex
- 100% TAA Compliant
- Made in USA
Dimensions: 14 gauge x 3.25" (needle)
Weight: 0.5 oz
(1) Eastridge BJ, et al., Death on the battlefield (2001-2011): implications for the future of combat casualty care., J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6 Suppl 5):S431-7.
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NCD's have greatly improved since the one I was trained with and issued. The protective case with the March Dart is slightly longer than the ARS. The March Dart is a well made product. The catheter seems pretty resistant to being pinched off but by no means impossible.
Full disclosure, I haven't used the March Dart on a patient so I'm basing this on comparing it to other NCD's I have used. I wish the Dart Target was included but it's not really needed.