SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Irrigation Pouch

All Wales Contract: Drapes, theatre
Sterility Status: Non Sterile/Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


Large transparent plastic irrigation pouch with or without filter and drainage port. Pouch is folded at the top edge to form an envelope which possesses an adhesive strip along its length. A metallic strip may also be present at the top edge of the pouch.


Key areas where used

  • General
  • Neuro surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Gynaecology
  • Urology

Method of use

The pouch is folded to form an envelope to allowtheatre staff to drape the patient aseptically. The envelope is sometimes placed under the patient (e.g., buttocks, head). The large plastic irrigation pouch collects fluids and tissue and provides a waterproof barrierbetween the fluids and the surgical drapes and gowns. The pouchsometimespossesses a filter to enable separation of the body tissue from thefluid.At the bottom edge a drainage port is sometimes presentto allow a suctiondevice to be secured and the fluid to be drained off. An adhesivestrip at the top of the drape, allows the pouch to be secured todrapes.A metal strip may also be present to enable the drape to be contouredaround the shape of the operating table.


Sterile, individually wrapped.

Non-sterile, in bulk, for CSSD departments..

Sizes Required

  • Various sizes


Coding SystemCodeDescription
NSV ETG--- Drape, pouch, irrigation, sterile, disposable
NSV ETG--- Drape, pouch, irrigation, non sterile, disposable

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand NameProduct CodeManufacturer
Steri-Drape 1016 3M Healthcare

Revision Details

EditorPeter Phillips
Revision No 1.13
Revision date2000/01/28

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes requiredin this datacard.


This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting forpurchasers in the NHS in Wales, and shouldnot be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturersof the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes onlyand should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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