VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sep. 14, 2010 (Marketwire) -- Gaining vascular access just got faster and simpler with the FASTx(TM) Sternal Intraosseous device now available in the United States. The all-in-one FASTx(TM) is light, compact and requires no additional tools or pre-use incisions to provide fluids, medication, and blood quickly and easily. The built-in anatomical land marking allows placement even in challenging conditions. While automatic depth-control eliminates the guesswork around how deep to go providing for clear and confident vascular access, the new target foot, now integrated into the device, provides for stability and aids in proper alignment to deploy simply. "It's these benefits that the FASTx(TM) provides which allows for important new vascular access options for hospital systems, EMS services, and Federal/Military customers, at a time when IO has increasingly become the recommended standard of care, that has resulted in strong early customer preference," according to Nadine Gaston, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Sara Clark MS, RN, CCRN-CSC, Critical Care Educator at the Denver Veterans Medical Center, is one of the first US customers to purchase the FASTx(TM) in the weeks since US 510(k) clearance. Ms. Clark shares, "I'm excited about bringing the new technology that FASTx(TM) has to offer to the Denver Veterans Medical Center, not only because it will benefit the veterans we are caring for in our facility, from World War II veterans, to veterans presenting from Iraq and Afghanistan, but also because I'll have the opportunity to reach veterans from all across the United States." After evaluating alternative technologies, the Denver VA team decided to standardize on the FASTx(TM). According to Ms. Clark, "thanks to FASTx(TM), nurses will be able to provide early treatment, prevent costly bloodstream infections related to central line insertions in sub-optimal conditions, and provide the deserving care to our veterans who sacrifice life and limb."
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