NICE has assessed Thopaz+ for managing chest drains to help the NHS decide whether to use this product.
For peole who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung, using Thopaz+ can reduce drainage time and how long people stay in hospital. Because it is portable, it may better allow people to stay mobile during their treatment. Staff also find Thopaz+ more convenient and easier to use than conventional chest drains.
This page was last updated: 21 March 2018