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1. Is the Joey Spray Guard sold sterile?
Yes, the Joey Spray Guard is only available sterile. It is sold for one-time use.
2. What is the duration of placement of the Joey Clamp?
The Joey Clamp (the baby-side clamp) remains on the umbilical cord until displacement. The maternal clamp (the placenta-side clamp), located within the Joey Clamp & Cutter, remains on the umbilical cord through disposal of the placenta.
3. Does the Joey Spray Guard contain Latex?
NO, the Joey Clamp & Cutter is made of translucent polycarbonate materials.
4. Is the Joey Spray Guard packaged as ready-for-use?
Yes, the Joey Spray Guard arrives with its Opening Tool in a sterile peel-pack tray.
5. What is the minimum order quantity?
See our purchasing page for the latest on purchasing the Joey Spray Guard
6. Is the Joey Clamp a go-home device?
Yes, if displacement of the umbilical cord occurs at the hospital or physicians clinic, the family may keep the Joey Clamp (the baby-side clamp), with its cute koala bear face. If displacement occurs at home, the Joey Clamp must be separated from the cord and cleaned thoroughly with soap and water.
7. Can the Joey Clamp be opened?
Yes, the Joey Clamp locks closed and can be opened with the small Joey Opening Tool.
8. What if the clamp does not close?
While closing the Joey Clamp, it is important to visually verify that the clamp has closed and locked. If it will not close due to an abnormally large or deformed cord, a hemostat may be used to initially clamp the cord. The Joey Clamp may be placed on the the cord following its transection allowing removal of the hemostat.
9. How is the cord blood collected using the Joey Spray Guard?
After clamping and separation of the Joey Clamp, the umbilical cord may
be cut proximal to the cutting unit, dropping it into the kick-bucket. The sample is then collected from the open vessels of the cord. If cord blood is drawn with a needle and syringe, the Joey cutter housing (maternal clamp) acts as a very easy and safe method for holding the cord and drawing blood. If a cord sample is needed, the maternal clamp may be left in place and another clamp is placed proximal to it at the desired section.
10. What if the cutting unit latches but the Joey Clamp itself does not?
A hemostat may be placed between the Joey clamp and the infant and then
cord may be cut. The cord can then be re-clamped with another Joey Clamp.
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