The eureka moment doesn’t come only once. It comes after countless iterations. It comes after multiple failures. Then, it comes again when you finally boiled down all the bioengineering complexity into one intuitive device.
When the product is finally finished you ask yourself, “Why hasn’t it always been this way?”
But the opportunity for the first great idea had to come from somewhere. In this case, it actually came from lack of innovation.
Every year, unplanned extubation impacts more than 121,000 patients, causes over 36,000 cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia, leads to more than 33,000 preventable deaths, and adds $4.9 billion in wasteful healthcare costs.
How is this acceptable as the standard of care for airway protection?
Luckily, someone we know asked that same question 14 years ago. He’s a physician inventor that discovered the problem and dedicated his life to fixing it.
His goal isn’t to simply decrease preventable unplanned extubation deaths and all the extra costs associated with it.
He's going to eliminate them completely.
While at the same time giving doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, surgeons, paramedics, firefighters, patients, and their loved ones peace of mind.
And here’s the best part. The solution isn’t a pie in the sky concept or vision. After engineering, testing, reinforcing, redesigning, and reengineering – this device is a reality. They’re making them today in medical manufacturing plants around the United States.
This fully-integrated airway stabilization system makes airway management safer, simpler, and stronger.
Actually, according to testing by biomedical engineers, it stands up to over 6 times more force than the closest competition.
It's a force to be reckoned with.
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