Inventing the Standard of Care™

Dedicated to creating and cultivating an approach to airway management that will enhance airway safety, prevent unplanned extubation and its associated complications, provide peace of mind for patients, their families, and practitioners and decrease healthcare costs through ethical, profitable, and sustainable business practices.

 
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Having products such as the SolidAIRity™ Airway Stabilization System by Securisyn can be game changing in saving patient lives.

— A leading military medical distributor

 
 
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Meet the team

 
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Mark Bruning

President & CEO

Mark Bruning is an experienced healthcare CEO with a proven track record, most recently successfully leading Colorado’s largest private equity-owned pediatric home nursing and medical therapy company, to significant growth in 24 months through de novo start-ups, double digit same store increases, introduction of new business lines and a strategic acquisition resulting in a highly successful sale and exit at the end of 2016. Mr. Bruning also led the nation’s largest emergency medical services and ambulance transportation healthcare provider, American Medical Response, with over 14,000 employees serving a diverse customer base in over 2,000 U.S. communities. Mark graduated from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

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Arthur Kanowitz, MD, FACEP

Co-founder, Chairman, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kanowitz is an Emergency Physician and served as the Colorado State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services (“EMTS”) Medical Director for Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment from April 2008 to March 2017. Dr. Kanowitz has been involved with emergency services in Colorado for over 35 years. Dr. Kanowitz has served on numerous regional, state and national committees and councils and is diversely published in medical literature.

 
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Elyse Blazevich

Co-founder, COO, CFO

Backed by a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Applied Business Management, Mrs. Blazevich has successfully led the company from concept to market ready. Milestones achieved to date include onboarding and supervision of an accomplished management team and professional Advisory Board, product and manufacturing development and validation, acquisition of over $5.5 million of private capital, patent issuance, clinical trial development, investigational device exemption approval and 510(k) submission for market clearance.

Scott Bourn, PH.D.

Vice President of Clinical Quality & Impact

Dr. Bourn is an experienced healthcare executive with an established reputation for leading health care and educational organizations to successfully adapt complicated clinical, educational, and operational evidence in a way that significantly improves intended outcomes and reduces cost. Over the past decade he has led clinical organizations to develop valid and reliable measures of clinical impact, community health, and patient satisfaction, and then make measurable improvements in quality.
He has participated in scores of clinical and educational research projects, and has over 200 publications to his credit. Dr. Bourn has practiced as a paramedic and emergency/critical care nurse, and has a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

 
 
 

Stephanie Escobedo

Manager of Accounting & Executive Administration

Stephanie Escobedo is an experienced accountant with several years of successfully implementing new processes to improve compliance with accounting practices, generating cost savings, and maximizing efficiencies. Additionally, she has been in charge of streamlining operational methods, building team morale, and providing executive support.
Stephanie holds a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and is pursuing her Master’s of Science in Accounting.

 
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Meet our board

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Meet our partners

 

 Activism

As champions for airway safety and prevention of Unplanned Extubation, there are five things you can do to improve airway safety and help us move toward our goal of zero preventable deaths from Unplanned Extubation.

 

Step 1

Do an assessment

Ask the question: Are you adequately tracking UE? If the answer is YES, then find out what is your rate of UE? If it is zero, then you must share your best practices with Securisyn and others, so we can close the gap. If your rate is not zero, then determine where you fall on the performance range relative to benchmark and use that information to increase awareness within your hospital.

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Step 2

Schedule a meeting

Armed with the information you have obtained, meet with your C-suite leadership team (CMO, CNO, CSO, CQO) and tell them about the perils of Unplanned Extubation and the extensive patient safety collaborative that is supporting this effort. Make them aware of how costly this problem is in both lives and healthcare dollars.

 

Step 3

Get a commitment

Get them to commit to empowering your quality and safety teams to develop a program that will accurately measure where your hospital lies within the UE performance gap.

> Airway Safety Movement

> Patient Safety Movement

> Society for Airway Management

 

Step 4

Deploy IHI model for improvement

The IHI model is a simple, yet powerful framework aimed to accelerate improvement across a organization.

 

Step 5

Share your successes

The aim is zero preventable deaths, but even small improvements are worth sharing.

Share your story here.

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