Navigation Links
ETHICON Introduces New Product Enhancement and Packaging for BIOPATCH(R) to Improve Ease of Application for Patients with Catheters
Date:8/11/2009

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ETHICON, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, today announced that BIOPATCH((R)) Protective Disk with CHG (chlorhexidine gluconate) will include new design elements and updated packaging to make it easier for surgeons, nurses and other healthcare providers to apply the product correctly around catheters to reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). Distribution of BIOPATCH((R)) with the enhanced design and packaging began on August 10, 2009 and the product will be available nationwide by mid-August.

BIOPATCH((R)) is placed directly on the skin at the point of catheter insertion and provides seven days of continuous active antisepsis. In a clinical study, the use of BIOPATCH((R)) was associated with a 76% reduction in CRBSI(1). Published practice standards as outlined by key healthcare organizations - SHEA, ISDA, AHA, APIC and the Joint Commission - include using a "chlorhexidine-containing sponge dressing" as a strategy for reducing CRBSIs. BIOPATCH((R)) is the only product of its kind with an FDA-cleared indication to reduce CRBSI.

The enhanced design and packaging for BIOPATCH((R)) includes easy-to-follow instructions and clearly marked "up" arrows to signify correct application with respect to skin orientation of the product. This new design is intended to provide clear and immediate guidance on the application of BIOPATCH((R)) with each use. In addition, BIOPATCH((R)) packaging now features color-coded elements designed to instantly identify the size and center-hole diameter of the product.

"Proper application of a medical device is essential for maximizing efficacy," said Leigh Ann Bowe-Geddes, BS, RN, CRNI, a vascular access specialist at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. "The new design of BIOPATCH((R) )helps ensure that this technology is used properly, which helps protect patients in the fight against infection."

In the U.S., approximately 80,000 central venous CRBSIs are estimated to occur each year in ICU patients. CRBSIs are associated with extended hospital stays, requiring an estimated 9-12 additional days in hospital. According to the CDC, the cost of treating a CRBSI can range from $34,508 - $56,000. The average cost of the BIOPATCH((R)) product is approximately $6.

The safety and effectiveness of BIOPATCH((R)) have not been established for children less than 16 years of age. The protective disk is not to be used on premature infants or on patients with a known sensitivity to CHG.

BIOPATCH((R)) is marketed by ETHICON, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. ETHICON continues Johnson & Johnson's 100-year commitment to wound care today with innovative products for general surgery, wound management, women's health and urology, aesthetic medicine and wound closure. For more information about ETHICON visit www.ethicon.com.

(1) Timsit, J-F, et al. "Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Sponges and Less-Frequent Dressing Changes for Prevention of Catheter-Related Infections in Critically Ill Adults." JAMA, 2009;301(12):1231-1241.


'/>"/>
SOURCE ETHICON, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Submits Application to FDA for Approval of the SEDASYS(TM) System - the First Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System
2. ETHICON Receives Offer from One Equity Partners to Purchase Professional Wound Care Business
3. ETHICON Completes Divestiture of Professional Wound Care Business to One Equity Partners
4. Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio
5. ETHICON Launches the Latest Innovation in Hernia Repair Platform; PROCEED(TM) Ventral Patch (PVP(TM) Device)
6. Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio
7. FDA Grants Ethicon Endo-Surgery Approval of Its IDE Application to Commence Study of Notes Toolbox(TM)
8. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Novel Investigational Notes and SSL Devices Featured in 15 Presentations at Sages
9. NuSil Technology Acquires Pharmaceutical Antifoam (Simethicone) Business from Bluestar Silicones
10. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists
11. Delta Dental of Illinois Introduces Smile Smart For Your Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... For over twenty-four years, Doctors on ... to help personal injury victims find high quality medical care. When the company started ... area. Fast forward to present day and the now ten-page directory features a vast ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... the Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare ... plan (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than ... and while 84 percent of parents report speaking with their child about sex related ... sexually transmitted diseases. , Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its second ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the ... its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition ... has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, 2016, Thanksgiving morning, ... different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery ... Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec 1, 2016 Research ... "Drug Delivery in Cancer - Technologies, Markets and Companies" ... , ... challenge in management of cancer The market value of ... Cancer market estimates from 2015-2025 are given according to organs involved ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Around the corners of world, cancer ... habitable land present over earth. Cancer has become one ... a life time this is because of the increasing ... Given the steady increase in global cancer incidence with ... healthcare costs of treatment, there is increasing interest in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dec. 2, 2016 Allergan plc (NYSE: ... information on its previously announced Accelerated Share Repurchase (ASR) Program. ... ... As previously announced, the Company entered into a ... the Company will repurchase $10 billion of its ordinary shares. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: