Draeger First to Offer Complete Line of Disposable, Multi-Vendor Adaptable Patient Monitoring Accessories

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Use of disposable accessories can support lower overall cost, provide higher quality care and improved financial outcomes through the avoidance of HAIs

Draeger has extended its patient monitoring accessories portfolio to include the addition of multi-vendor adapters for temperature probes, ECG leads, and blood pressure cuffs for all patient types in most care areas. Draeger is one of the first manufacturers to offer a complete line of disposable accessories that are multi-vendor adaptable.

In today’s era of healthcare reform, where hospitals and health systems are challenged to improve outcomes while reducing the cost of care, clinicians need technology that will enable them to deliver optimal treatment in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. Draeger’s disposable patient monitoring accessories support this goal by providing a single, high quality, affordable solution for use throughout the continuum of care. Key benefits include:

  • Safety: Studies have shown how reusable monitoring accessories can harbor dangerous pathogens responsible for healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). [1][2] Draeger’s disposable accessories overcome this challenge by offering a single-use solution. Furthermore, they are comprised of biocompatible materials (DEHP-free, BPA-free and not made with natural rubber latex), protecting both patients and caregivers.
  • Compatibility: Draeger’s temperature probes, ECG leads and blood pressure cuffs are tested with all Draeger Infinity patient monitors and adaptable to most competitive monitor trunk cables for accurate and reliable functioning to ensure optimal interaction between device and accessory.
  • Efficiency: Draeger accessories attach to a competitive monitor trunk cable quickly and simply via an adapter. Using a single set of Draeger monitoring accessories from admission to discharge, increases staff efficiency, simplifies logistics and saves storage space.

“Standardizing on a single, disposable platform for patient monitoring accessories helps overcome many of the challenges confronting hospitals today, from the patient safety and cost ramifications of HAIs, to workflow demands and the need to reduce supply costs,” said Lothar Thielen, President North America Region, Draeger. “We’ve listened to the needs of our customers in these areas and provided technology that will assist them in their efforts to deliver both improved patient care and better financial outcomes for their organizations.”

For more information about Draeger’s patient monitoring accessories and solutions, click here.

Draeger. Technology for Life®
Draeger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Our products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, Draeger generated revenues of around EUR 2.43 billion in 2014. The Draeger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 13,500 employees worldwide. Please visit http://www.draeger.com for more information.

1 Brown DQ. Disposable vs reusable electrocardiography leads in development of and cross-contamination by resistant bacteria. Crit Care Nurse. 2011 Jun;31(3):62–68. doi: 10.4037/ccn2011874. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.4037/ccn2011874.

2 Lestari T, Ryll S, Kramer A. Microbial contamination of manually reprocessed, ready to use ECG lead wire in intensive care units. GMS Hygiene and Infection Control 2013;8(1):Doc07. doi:10.3205/dgkh000207. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746603/

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