We are delighted with the launch of StethGuard™, a potentially lifesaving product, and are confident that the medical community will embrace this easy to use solution for contaminated stethoscopes.
Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2016
Medical device company, Itus Healthcare, LLC has released StethGuard™, a disposable stethoscope cover that provides an effective solution to the serious problem of contaminated stethoscopes. StethGuard™ is a disposable, cost efficient, stethoscope cover that provides complete 100% barrier protection against all micro-organisms, blood and body tissue that frequently reside on the areas of the stethoscope that come in contact with patients.
Stethoscopes are the most commonly used medical device in the world, yet are frequently contaminated. Several medical articles have confirmed that 90% of all stethoscopes carry potentially disease-causing microbes and that one out of three stethoscopes in an EMS setting, were colonized with MRSA, a harmful type of bacteria that kills thousands of people every year. Another study that examined infant stethoscopes used in labor and delivery and the newborn nursery were shown to be grossly contaminated with blood and body tissue.
It was to this end that the Itus Healthcare team led by its CEO, Dr. Julio C. Guerra, a board certified physician, researched and brought to market this revolutionary stethoscope cover as an immediate solution to this huge infection control crisis.
StethGuard™ has undergone rigorous acoustic evaluations which allow healthcare practitioners to continue to use their stethoscopes without compromising auscultation of the heart, lungs and abdomen. It offers a solution to the problem of cross-transference of bacteria by completely protecting the diaphragm, bell, and distal tubing. The protective covers are available in both pediatric and adult sizes and are conveniently dispensed from a slim ADA compliant dispenser.
"We are delighted with the launch of StethGuard™, a potentially lifesaving product, and are confident that the medical community will embrace this easy to use solution for contaminated stethoscopes. As the CEO of Itus Healthcare, I share along with my team a personal and strong passion to reduce the spread of healthcare associated infections, decrease the number of infection-related deaths, and eliminate unnecessary costs in our healthcare system.” Dr. Guerra concluded.