Merit Introduces InQwire® Amplatz Diagnostic Guide Wire

Elevate the Fine Art of Navigation

The right guide wire accomplishes many things. It can serve both diagnostic and interventional purposes. The right guide wire is versatile and facilitates procedures of various clinicians, including interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional nephrologists. But most of all, the right guide wire can help you get the job done.

That’s why Merit Medical is proud to launch the InQwire® Amplatz diagnostic guide wire.

Choosing the right guide wire starts with familiarizing yourself with its performance characteristics. The InQwire Amplatz guide wire is held at a very high standard by six pillars of performance:

Stiff Shaft Construction

Stiff guide wires provide the support needed to introduce catheters and other devices during procedures. Available in multiple lengths, the InQwire Amplatz’s larger inner core wire provides additional stiffness, which improves stability of devices within the vessels and enhances navigation of the devices throughout the vasculature. The InQwire Amplatz delivers push and navigation without compromising tip flexibility.

Multiple Tip Configurations

Tip flexibility means more tip configuration options to help navigate through tortuous anatomy. InQwire Amplatz’s straight tip wires are available in a variety of flexible profiles, including 1.0 cm, 3.5 cm, 4.0 cm, 6 cm, 7 cm, and J3 mm configuration.

Atraumatic Tip Design

The combination of the smooth transition of the distal weld joint, and the soft flexible atraumatic tip assists with negotiation of the most difficult anatomy.

Improved Lubricity

The InQwire Amplatz goes even further to support manipulation and advancement of catheters and other devices through the vessels with its proprietary PTFE coating. This feature provides improved lubricity along the entire wire surface, ensuring smooth manipulation throughout the vasculature. Data show Merit’s InQwire Amplatz is 20% more lubricious than the leading competitor.*

Device Placement Support

Not only does the lubricious coating help smooth advancement of devices through vessels, it reduces friction along the wire. Combined with this special coating, added stiffness provides extra support to facilitate advancement of devices, stability during device placement, and with exchanges during contralateral access. Highly-radiopaque material supports visibility.

Compatibility

The InQwire Amplatz is compatible with 0.035 in. and 0.038 in. devices, translating into more device options for your procedures.

And if all of these product benefits aren’t enough, Merit offers an extensive product offering to meet the needs of your most complex procedures.

Now that you’re familiar with all of InQwire Amplatz’s advantages, ask yourself:

Does your guide wire do that?

* Data on file   703991001/A

June 2017 ThinkHeRO: Gain hands-on experience with the HeRO® graft at the World-Class MITIESM Lab

Have you signed up for the June ThinkHeRO course yet? If you haven’t, you’ll want to because June’s training is the last ThinkHeRO course held in 2017 at the world-class Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM).

What does this mean for you if you attend June’s ThinkHeRO training?

HeRO graft training at MITIE means you’ll have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge skills and have access to the latest technologies that will help support the advancement of your interventional and surgical procedures. June’s ThinkHeRO course is like no other because you’ll have the opportunity to rehearse, perfect, and perform techniques using cadavers in a state-of-the-art cadaver lab. Broken up into two groups for more individualized instruction, skills training such as placing a new implant, revising an existing implant, placing the venous outflow component from different access sites, identifying the anastomosis and tunneling will be addressed. These topics will be put into practice again in the SIM Lab using MITIE’s advanced training models.

Clinical discussions will also be taking place throughout the course that focus on HeRO graft tips, troubleshooting, and clinical guidelines. You’ll be invited to dive into several case study discussions with other physicians, enabling you to familiarize yourself with HeRO clinical scenarios that will help prepare you for challenging cases. At the end of the training, you’ll also receive help on how to build your own HeRO program.

One more reason you’ll want to reserve your seat for June’s ThinkHeRO course is that you’ll be taught by one of ThinkHeRO’s foremost leaders, Eric Peden, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Peden has a rich history as both a surgeon and an instructor with vast experience and expertise that he’ll share with ThinkHeRO attendees. As the recipient of multiple accolades, Dr. Peden has been awarded the A.O.R.N. Distinguished Surgeon Award and Attending Teaching Award (Vascular Surgery Fellows). His stellar background also includes instructing at Baylor College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery before joining Methodist as Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Visit us at https://www.merit.com/education/course_dates/#Hero and sign up today to be part of June’s special ThinkHeRO training held at MITIE. We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Safety Is Our Priority: Merit to Showcase Safety Products at NTI 2017

Thirty years ago, Merit Medical pioneered a clear-as-glass polycarbonate syringe to reduce the risk of a glass syringe breaking in the hand of a healthcare provider. Since our beginning, we’ve consistently prioritized solutions to procedural challenges, with the goal of making patient care safer for medical professionals like you.

Keeping up with this tradition, we’re excited to showcase our innovative safety products at the AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Houston, TX, May 23-25.

Come to Booth 4300 to get an up-close look at Merit’s innovative safety products:

The DualCap System™

The DualCap System is a uniquely designed disinfecting cap system for use on both the male luer connector at the end of the IV tubing and the needle-free valve. The DualCap System consists of two caps designed to help prevent intraluminal contamination, as well as device cross-contamination.

MiniStop® Disposal Systems 

MiniStop Disposal Systems have a seal-tight lid to prevent fluid leakage after a procedure, providing quick and safe fluid waste elimination.

ShortStop® Temporary Sharps Holder 

Merit’s ShortStop was designed to prevent sharps injuries to both the clinician and the patient. With its distinctive bullseye design, the ShortStop holds needles and scalpels in a protected environment before, during, and after procedures.

BackStop® Disposal Systems

Our BackStop Disposal Systems have a seal-tight lid to prevent fluid leakage after a procedure, providing quick and safe fluid waste elimination.


Futura® Safety Scalpels

Protecting clinicians and patients, the Futura Safety Scalpel has spring retraction technology to minimize the risk of accidental cuts. Its one-handed activation combines convenience and rapid response for any surgical procedure.


Medallion® Syringes 

Medallion syringes are designed to facilitate compliance with national safety goals that require labeling of all medications on and off the sterile field. Available in seven color options with custom printing or a frosted field for writing information directly, Medallion Syringes take the guesswork out of medication labeling.


PAL™ Pen & Labels

Merit Medical’s PAL – Pen and Labels – were designed to streamline and help make labeling medication easier. PAL labels are designed to stick even when wet and can be customized with a variety of color choices for safety and convenience. The PAL pen is sterile, has a fine point, and is smear resistant.


DriPAD™ 

The DriPAD is a super absorbent pad that controls, isolates and traps biofluids while also containing and preventing the spread of odors. This premium pad can absorb up to 35x its weight in fluids, making them more efficient than the leading absorbent pad on the market. That’s up to 10x more absorption power than alternative pads!* Stop by Booth 4300 to learn about the DriPAD’s environmental, clinical, and financial advantages.


DTXPlus®

Safedraw arterial blood sampling systems are designed to reduce unnecessary blood discard and blood spillage. The system’s self-sealing, silicone septum facilitates easier blood sampling for clinical testing.


Merit Advance® Angiographic Safety Needles

The unique design of the Merit Advance Safety Needle allows clinicians to easily activate a low profile safety mechanism, shielding the needle bevel after use. The hub of this introducer needle is transparent for visibility and designed with an ergonomic feel for ease of handling.

 

Don’t forget about our in-booth presentations! Combining safety technology with education, Merit is hosting expert critical care nurses to address bloodstream infection prevention and treatment of SEPSIS:

Sepsis Survival for Patients and Nurses

Addressing the new definition of sepsis and mandatory CMS reporting.

Alexander Johnson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN 

TUESDAY, MAY 23

10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
1 pm to 1:30 pm

Preventing CLABSIs: Tales from the Frontline

Discussing protocols to prevent bloodstream infections and how newer technologies and education have helped reduce the occurrence. A specific case will be discussed.

Donna Schweitzer, MSN, CCNS, CCRN 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Click here to learn more about Merit’s NTI events, our expert critical care speakers, and to get a full list of other Critical Care and Infection Control products we’ll be showcasing.

*Data on file 

For a complete step-by-step guide to delivery, refer to instructions for Use. Please consult product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, potential complications, warnings, precautions and directions for use.

Expert panel to discuss Interventional CRT Implant Techniques at the Rhythm Theater during HRS 2017

Merit Medical and Discover Interventional CRT would like to invite physicians attending HRS 2017 to save space on their program schedules for an invaluable presentation on Thursday, May 11th from 3:15-4:15pm in Rhythm Theater #2 titled, Interventional CRT Implant Techniques.

Leading the lecture are some of the field’s top electrophysiologists: (Chair) Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, of Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, VA.; Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil, of Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center in Boston, MA.; Seth Worley, MD, of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC; and Kevin Jackson, MD, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Interventional CRT Implant Techniques will explore how these leading physicians are utilizing interventional techniques to overcome difficult anatomy during LV lead placement. Experts will share clinical experience, novel approaches, and discuss whether anatomy or electrical timing should determine LV lead location. For more information about this timely event, please visit https://www.merit.com/hrs2017/. We look forward to seeing you there!

NTI 2017: Partner with Us Across the Patient Care Continuum

Merit Medical is making its debut at the 2017 AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Houston, TX, on May 23-25. After 30 years of bringing quality, innovative products to medical professionals, we’re continuing the Merit tradition at this year’s NTI by introducing our critical care portfolio and demonstrating how we can partner with you across the patient care continuum.

Visit us at Booth 4300 and look forward to the following events we have planned through our Merit Education Theater:

  • Earn CERP credits while learning about infection control from expert critical care nurses.
  • Get an up-close look at our Critical Care and Infection Control products.
  • Learn about our Patient Care Continuum promise to you and product continuity that spans the patient care continuum.
  • Meet the Merit team at the Merit Ice Cream Café! Enjoy ice cream on us and learn about the many ways we can partner with you.

In-Booth Presentations You Won’t Want to Miss (Booth 4300):

Sepsis Survival for Patients and Nurses
Addressing the new definition of sepsis and mandatory CMS reporting.
Alexander Johnson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN 

TUESDAY, MAY 23
10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
1 pm to 1:30 pm

Preventing CLABSIs: Tales from the Frontline
Discussing protocols to prevent bloodstream infections and how newer technologies and education have helped reduce the occurrence. A specific case will be discussed.

Donna Schweitzer, MSN, CCNS, CCRN 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Learn more about Merit’s NTI events, our expert critical care speakers, and specific Critical Care and Infection Control products we’ll be showcasing.

Alicia Armeli is a paid consultant of Merit Medical. For a complete step-by-step guide to delivery, refer to instructions for Use. Please consult product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, potential complications, warnings, precautions and directions for use.