Teleflex to Focus on Managing Humidification, One Patient At A Time Campaign at FOCUS 2013 Spring Co

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Teleflex to Focus on Managing Humidification, One Patient At A Time Campaign at FOCUS 2013 Spring Conference

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYS: TFX) , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, is committed to helping clinicians improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs through the Managing Humidification, One Patient At A Time Campaign. The campaign features Hudson RCI® Products—a leading brand in respiratory care for over 65 years—which are clinician-inspired to drive efficiencies and solve some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare professionals today.

Teleflexwill showcase a number of Hudson RCI Respiratory Solutions as well as the Managing Humidification, One Patient At A Time Campaign at the annual FOCUS 2013 Spring Conference to be held in Nashville, TN on May 9 - 11, 2013. In the spotlight will be the ConchaTherm® Neptune® Heated Humidifier, with new ISO-Gard® Circuit Technology, which allows clinicians to meet unique patient needs while helping to avoid the risks associated with breaking the circuit to manage condensate.


The ConchaTherm Neptune Heated Humidifier allows clinicians to optimize humidification to improve patient outcomes, from neonates to adults. Featuring adjustable temperature and gradient control, the Neptune Humidifier supports clinical practice guidelines for humidification delivery during invasive and noninvasive ventilation.1 With its flexible operation, therapists can easily adjust the humidifier after routine clinical assessments.

Easily integrated into clinician workflow, the broad range of Hudson RCI Accessories allows hospitals to meet their humidification requirements in a simple, safe and effective manner. The latest addition is ISO-Gard Circuit Technology, a closed system designed to minimize circuit breaks, helping to eliminate the need to interrupt ventilation, while helping to reduce a caregiver's exposure to aerosolized condensation.

The new Softech® Plus Nasal Cannula Line for adult, pediatric, infant and neonatal use features a special new material blend making it our softest nasal cannula ever, ensuring optimal patient comfort with an ideal fit. Incorporated into the nasal prongs and entire bolo style lariat, the Softech Plus material helps to improve patient comfort.

In addition, Teleflex will highlight the Gibeck® Humid-Flo® 72-Hour Integrated Kits, which provide clinicians everything they need to initiate passive humidification and promote best practices to help reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia. The kit includes a Gibeck Humid-Flo Heat & Moisture Exchanger (HME) so it can remain in-line during the first three days of mechanical ventilation—even when aerosol treatments are given—and allows for adherence to clinical practice guidelines and maximized clinical outcomes by eliminating the need to interrupt ventilation.2

"At Teleflex, we are committed to enhancing patient outcomes and providing innovative tools to the clinicians that care for them," said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia & Respiratory Division of Teleflex. "The Breathing, Made Easier campaign will continue the strong Hudson RCI tradition of enabling healthcare providers to improve outcomes while reducing the cost of care."

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,700 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 140 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at teleflex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Teleflex, ConchaTherm, Gibeck, Hudson RCI, Humid-Flo, ISO-Gard, Neptune and Softech, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates.

© 2013 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2013-1818

References:

1. Restrepo RD, Walsh BK. AARC CPG: Humidification during invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Respiratory Care 2012;57(5): 782-788.

2. Coffin SE, Klompas M, Classen D, et al. Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:S31-S40.



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