Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced the launch of the Rusch® DispoLED™ Single-Use Fiber Optic Laryngoscope Handle — a cost-neutral* way to combat cross-contamination infection risk during intubation.
"We believe no one should be concerned about cross-contamination during intubation," said Cary Vance, President, Teleflex Anesthesia and Respiratory. "This technology is designed to help remove the financial barrier to reducing the risk of cross-contamination during intubation and focus instead on improving patient safety."
The Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle is the latest addition to Teleflex's broad single-use anesthesia product portfolio — a product category that is playing an increasingly important role in clinicians' practice since the October 2011 publication of Joint Commission laryngoscope cleaning guidelines.
"This disposable handle exemplifies our commitment to meet the ever-evolving practices of the modern healthcare community," said Vance. "The cost of adopting this single-use handle is typically offset by the costs associated with the cleaning, sterilization and handling of reusable laryngoscope handles between patients."
The Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle features sturdy construction, ergonomic grip, and optimal light output for intubation, all designed to inspire clinician confidence during critical procedures. The disposable design helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination and eliminate the hidden costs associated with reusable products.
The Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle is packaged individually in a preformed tray to protect the integrity of the light source and preloaded batteries. With a validated 3-year shelf life, the Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle can be safely stored for long periods and is ready to use out of the package.
Teleflex is proud to continue a more than 125 year partnership between our Rusch brand and clinicians to develop laryngoscopes that make intubation as simple, convenient, and safe as possible. The result is one of the broadest ranges of laryngoscopes available, with each product precisely engineered to meet the needs of Anesthesia professionals.
The Rusch DispoLED Handle joins an already extensive line of disposable laryngoscopes, including Green Rusch Lite™ Laryngoscope Blades, each offering the performance of reusable products, while reducing the risk for cross contamination.