The RenovaRP has been a great tool. It cuts paracentesis time down by more than half compared to systems using vacuum bottles and gravity bags. It’s also safer than the glass bottles that I’ve seen break at the patient’s bedside.
Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
GI Supply will be joining over 9,500 hepatologists and hepatology health professionals from across the nation and around the world for AASLD’s The Liver Meeting in Boston this weekend. The company will be showcasing their RenovaRP Paracentesis pump, the next-generation of paracentesis equipment. The RenovaRP is a portable, automatic paracentesis pump that safely and effectively removes ascitic fluid from the abdominal cavity, often in less than 30 minutes.
This is the first time at AASLD’s annual meeting for GI Supply. “We recently announced the availability of the RenovaRP Paracentesis Pump, and saw a great opportunity in The Liver Meeting to demonstrate to physicians the benefits this medical device can bring to their patients and their practice,” said Caitlin D’Entremont, Director of Marketing and Communications at GI Supply. “The RenovaRP helps ascites patients by speeding up an often lengthy procedure, to help relieve their symptoms and get them back to their lives faster.”
Ascites is an uncomfortable, often painful condition where fluid collects in the abdominal cavity and is commonly associated with liver disease and cancer. Historically, hepatologists, radiologists, and gastroenterologists remove the fluid using glass vacuum bottles, gravity fed waste bags, and containers utilizing wall suction. However, these traditional methods are time consuming, take up valuable clinic space, and are associated with safety challenges. The RenovaRP pump addresses these shortcomings with a simple, fast, portable system.
Ho Chong Gilles, RN, MS, FNP specializes in care of patients with hepatic cirrhosis undergoing liver transplantation. She performs about 20 large volume paracentesis procedures a month with the RenovaRP pump. She says, “The RenovaRP has been a great tool. It cuts paracentesis time down by more than half compared to systems using vacuum bottles and gravity bags. It’s also safer than the glass bottles that I’ve seen break at the patient’s bedside.” Ms. Gilles reports that other specialties such as oncology and cardiology are now referring their patients with ascites to her for paracentesis.
Physicians, nurses, and other hepatology health professionals who would like to view the RenovaRP Paracentesis Pump at this year’s The Liver Meeting, should visit GI Supply at Booth #215.
For more information on the RenovaRP Paracentesis Pump, download the white paper, "Large Volume Paracentesis: Safer, Faster, and More Cost-Efficient with Automated Pump."