Amnicot finger cot
The Amnicot is a rubber latex finger cot with a plastic hook attached to the fingertip. It can be placed over the index or middle finger of a gloved left or right hand.
Membrane rupture can be performed utilizing just one finger, without the need for other instruments to be inserted through the cervix.
Advantages of the Amnicot include:
- Reduced cervical dilation resulting in less pain, discomfort and anxiety compared with other more obtuse amniotic perforation instruments
- Increased accuracy as the clinician has greater tactile feedback and can more precisely apply the hook for membrane incision
- Eliminates the need for an assistant as the user’s other hand is free to stabilize the presenting part
- Eliminates the need for patient to assume the lithotomy position when the cervix is posterior.
- Sterile, disposable
- Low Cost
When compared with other amniotic membrane perforators available in the market, rupturing the membrane with the Amnicot becomes an easier and safer procedure for the obstetrician, midwife, patient and foetus/neonate.