Teleflex has introduced Gibeck Humid-Flo Passive Humidification Kit, an integrated system that promotes best practices for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) risk reduction and initiates passive humidification for the first 72 hours of mechanical ventilation.

Teleflex said that the Gibeck Humid-Flo Passive Humidification kit, verified for safety and performance, reduces the frequency of ventilator circuit breaks, allowing all components, including the heat and moisture exchanger (HME), to remain in-line during the first 72 hours of mechanical ventilation.

The design of the Gibeck Humid-Flo HME allows it to remain in-line even when aerosol treatments are given and also allows clinicians to better adhere to clinical practice guidelines and recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) and SHEA (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) regarding infection control practices for VAP.

Teleflex North America executive vice president Cary Vance said that they are pleased to offer this novel approach to ventilation management that reduces the frequency of ventilator circuit breaks ad studies have shown that this reduces the risk for cross-contamination and VAP.

“This is yet another example of a solution that supports our mission to enhance patient outcomes by providing products and solutions that help clinicians protect against infections and improve patient and provider safety,” Vance said.