Teleflex IncorporatedJake ElguiczeTreasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations610-948-2836
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX)is committed to helping clinicians improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs through the Breathing, Made Easier campaign. The campaign features Hudson RCI products—a leading brand in respiratory care for over 65 years—which are clinician-inspired to drive efficiencies and solve some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare professionals today.
Teleflexwill showcase a number of Hudson RCI respiratory solutions and the Breathing, Made Easier campaign at the annual American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress to be held in New Orleans, La. on November 10-13, 2012. In the spotlight will be the ConchaTherm Neptune Heated Humidifier, with new ISO-GardCircuit Technology, which allows clinicians to meet unique patient needs, while avoiding the risks associated with breaking the circuit to manage condensate.
The ConchaTherm Neptune allows clinicians to optimize humidification to improve patient outcomes, from neonates to adults. Featuring adjustable temperature and gradient control, the Neptune supports clinical practice guidelines for humidification delivery during invasive and noninvasive ventilation.Because of the flexibility in operation, therapists can easily adjust the humidifier after routine clinical assessments.
Easily integrated into clinician workflow, the broad range of Hudson RCI accessories allow hospitals to meet their humidification requirements in a simple, safe and effective manner. The latest addition is ISO-Gard Circuit Technology, a closed system that minimizes circuit breaks, eliminating the need to interrupt ventilation, while reducing a caregiver’s exposure to aerosolized condensation.
The new Softech Plus line of adult, pediatric, infant and neonatal oxygen cannulas feature a special new material blend making it our softest nasal cannula ever, ensuring optimal patient comfort with an ideal fit. Incorporated into the nasal prongs and entire bolo style lariat, the Softech Plus material helps to improve patient comfort.
In addition, Teleflex will highlight the GibeckHumid-Flo 72-Hour Integrated Kits, which provide clinicians everything they need to initiate passive humidification and promote best practices to help reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia. The kit includes a Gibeck Humid-Flo Heat & Moisture Exchanger (HME) so it can remain in-line during the first three days of mechanical ventilation—even when aerosol treatments are given—and allows for adherence to clinical practice guidelines and maximized clinical outcomes by eliminating the need to interrupt ventilation.
Teleflex will also be sponsoring an “Advances in Respiratory Care Speakers Series” event featuring David Vines, MHS, RRT, FAARC, Associate Professor and Acting Chair/Program Director at Rush University College of Health Sciences in Chicago, Il. David Vines will present “Protecting the Ventilation Patient from Hospital-Acquired Infections” during a breakfast symposium at the New Orleans Marriott on Sunday, November 11.
"At Teleflex, we are committed to enhancing patient outcomes and providing innovative tools to the clinicians that care for them," said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia & Respiratory Division of Teleflex. "The Breathing, Made Easier campaign will continue the strong Hudson RCI tradition of partnering with the respiratory community to deliver innovation proven to improve outcomes while reducing the cost of care."
Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,200 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at .
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1. Restrepo RD, Walsh BK. AARC CPG: Humidification during invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Respiratory Care 2012;57(5): 782-788.