Merit is pleased to participate this year at GEST. In addition to showcasing products, we are pleased to provide several hands-on learning opportunities. PAE Learning Pavilion Merit will host the Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) Learning Pavilion at GEST, featuring simulators with actual PAE cases designed by Dr. Shivank Bhatia. These innovative and realistic simulators feature […]
Month: May 2018
We’re excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium – VASA 2018. The symposium will be held May 10-12 in New Orleans and is considered to be a premier educational event by professionals involved in the management of vascular access. Merit will be hosting an educational symposium as well as showcasing […]
Merit Medical is pleased to announce training and hands-on learning opportunities at HRS 2018, from May 9-11 in Boston, MA. HRS attendees can learn techniques and technologies from some of electrophysiology’s foremost thought leaders. Here’s a preview of what you can expect: Thursday, May 10th LV Lead Delivery: Providing Options with a Simplified Approach Booth […]
It’s “Game On!” in Boston at the AACN National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Expo, May 22-24. Merit Medical is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at NTI, booth #3334, with CERP accredited presentations about infection control and patient safety. Bring your “A-Game” and join us for ice cream and some friendly competitive games while you learn about the DualCap® Disinfection and Protection System. We will also have experts on hand to answer your questions about our Safety and Hemodynamic monitoring products.
ExpoEd Sessions (CERP Accredited)
Merit Medical continues its focus on clinical education by bringing two respected experts to present on infection prevention and patient safety.
“Creating and Implementing a CLABSI Bundle”
A case study for implementing a CLABSI bundle within Nemours Hospital
Erin Dwyer, MSN, RN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K
Clinical Nurse Specialist at Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
- 10:45 – 11:15 am
- 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
- 12:15 – 12:45 pm
“Patient Safety Successes from the Frontlines”
An overview of the medical error challenge facing patients, and examples of how organizations have implemented strategies and tactics to mitigate
Bertie Chuong, DNP, RN, CCRN Resource and Education Coordinator, EPS Co-Chair, Yale New Haven Health System
Wednesday May 23rd, 2018
- 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
- 12:15 – 12:45 pm
- 1:45 – 2:15 pm
Think Safety and Infection Prevention, and Discover the vast array of solutions for clinicians and patients at the Merit Medical booth at NTI.
Infection Prevention Products
The DualCap System consists of two caps designed to help prevent intraluminal contamination, as well as cross-contamination, especially important for IV catheter use over extended dwell times.
Our Medallion syringes are designed to facilitate compliance with national safety goals that require labeling of all medications on and off the sterile field. Medallion syringes come in seven color options with custom printing, or a frosted field for writing information directly on the syringe barrel.
For quick and safe fluid waste elimination, the Backstop+ and MiniStop+™ disposal systems both have seal-tight lids to prevent fluid leakage after a procedure. The disposal systems also come with a temporary sharps holder.
The ShortStop Advantage has all of the features of the original ShortStop temporary sharps holder but with the addition of side access for holding sharps devices in a safe and secure horizontal orientation. Fully loaded syringes will not tip or bend when secured in the ShortStop Advantage side access port.
Hemodynamic Monitoring Products
Meritrans DTXPLUS come in a range of single, double, and triple disposable transducer sets. They are available with the Safedraw safe arterial blood sampling system. They are designed with Easyvent® – a unique cap that allows clinicians to prime and zero the stopcock without removing the cap and exposing the line to the environment.
Today, May 1st, marks the 10-year anniversary of the first commercial HeRO Graft (Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow) implantation performed by John R. Ross, MD, founding physician1, lead surgeon, and medical director2 of the Dialysis Access Institute at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC.
Designed for high-risk patients with end-stage renal disease, the HeRO Graft bypasses central venous stenosis, creating a pathway for blood to move to the heart. According to Dr. Ross, these patients typically have had multiple accesses and a lengthy total catheter contact time.
“Many of the patients that we’re putting HeROs in now really only have one other option and that’s to have a long-term catheter, which has a far greater mortality and morbidity than having a running-blood access,” explains Dr. Ross. “This is where the HeRO fits in.” 3
Living up to its name for the past decade, the HeRO has been implanted worldwide, offering access-challenged patients who have exhausted all other access options the chance to continue life-saving hemodialysis. Merit Medical recently sat down with Dr. Ross to reflect on the first HeRO Graft implant and the impact this innovation has had on patient care. Watch the above video.