New Website for the TubeClear System Features Improved Usability and Additional Clearing Stem Models
"We're excited to unveil this new website to our customers," said Maureen L. Mulvihill, Ph.D., president and CEO of AMI. "We believe this update will help bring greater awareness to a common problem in feeding tubes – clogs that disrupt a patient's vital nutrition and medication needs."
The TubeClear system is a powered mechanical device for keeping enteral access devices (e.g., feeding tubes) clear of buildup that can eventually clog. The new website places additional focus on presenting the problem that clogs create. Approximately 25% of feeding tubes clog, and if they cannot be cleared, they must be replaced. Replacement risks include misplacement into the lungs, which can lead to pneumothorax and even death. By keeping feeding tubes clear with the TubeClear system, there is a reduced need to replace feeding tubes, thus reducing these misplacement risks. In addition, interruptions to a patient's enteral nutrition have been found to increase the patient's hospital length of stay, adding to their cost of care.
In 2016, the TubeClear system received additional FDA 510(k) clearance for three new Clearing Stem models. These Clearing Stems allow facilities additional flexibility for inventory options as well as serve feeding tubes as small as 6 French (2.33 mm) in diameter. The new models recently became commercially available and more information about them is included on the updated website.
The TubeClear system is the only device of its kind on the market, and is designated as an Innovative Technology Product by Vizient, Inc.
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