ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Data from multiple in-service clinical trials and research studies involving hundreds of patients using Theraworx™ at more than a dozen hospitals are showing positive results and signaling progress battling one of the most prevalent healthcare-associated infections (HAI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI.
Theraworx is an all-natural, skin-friendly topical solution that is applied for pre-insertion and post-catheter perineal cleaning, and incontinence skin care treatment. It has become a key factor at medical facilities adopting a patient-focus safety strategy to address CAUTIs, the greatest single source of HAIs, costing U.S. hospitals $3 billion annually.
Some 900,000 patients a year develop a CAUTI while in U.S. hospitals, and 13,000+ patients die annually when bacteria from that infection enters the kidneys, making this an important patient safety issue. A typical 165-bed hospital can incur more than $525,000 annually in costs to fight urinary tract infections. Medicare does not pay hospitals for CAUTI readmissions, which can cost upwards of $10,000 or more per patient.
Over the past three years there has been extensive data analysis from trials of Theraworx in clinical settings. Most notably, a large academic medical center in the Midwest conducted sequential 90-day trials covering more than 400 patients in its ICU and operating rooms. Theraworx was used prior to Foley catheter insertion for peri-care and cleaning, achieving greater than 70 percent CAUTI reduction in each test period.
"Hospitals are realizing that if they initiate a proactive program to curb CAUTI and other infections with our proven protocol that they will see improvement quickly," said Steve Woody, president of Avadim LLC. "This is particularly significant n
|SOURCE Avadim LLC|
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