Teleflex to Focus on Patient Safety at Conference


Teleflex Incorporated will showcase a number of respiratory products designed to help providers minimize risk and maximize outcomes for their patients at the annual AARC International Respiratory Congress in Las Vegas Dec. 6-9, 2010.

On display will be Teleflexs suite of ventilation management solutions that are designed to promote best practices in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) risk reduction. VAP is the most common infection acquired by adults and children in intensive care units (ICUs) and is a cause of significant patient morbidity and mortality, increased utilization of healthcare resources and excess cost. Recognizing this challenge, Teleflex is committed to providing solutions that reduce infection risk and ensure the reliable execution of evidence-based medicine, including:

 - ISIS® HVT Endotracheal Tube: The ISIS HVT is the first convertible endotracheal tube, allowing for subglottic secretion removal, on demand. This versatile design eliminates the need to be selective during initial intubation, increasing the number of patients who can be viable candidates for subglottic secretion suctioning, a clinically proven strategy for VAP reduction. In addition, the ISIS HVT has been proven to reduce the incidence of suction lumen clogging, a common challenge encountered by caregivers today.

- Gibeck® Humid-Flo® Kit: An integrated system that promotes best practices, the Gibeck Humid-Flo passive humidification kit allows all components to remain in-line during the first 72 hours of mechanical ventilation. This exclusive design allows for the consistent application of VAP risk reduction strategies.

- ConchaTherm® Neptune®: When combined with the ResMed NIV interface, this heated humidifier works to promote patient compliance to Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV), which has been associated with higher survival rates and reduction of nosocomial infections.

  Teleflex, through our comprehensive portfolio of critical care products, is dedicated to providing clinicians the tools to minimize risk and maximize outcomes, says Cary Vance, executive vice president of Teleflex, North America. We are committed to working with the respiratory community as a trusted resource and partner.




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