Clinical Studies : ROO DEFENDERTM CATHETER COVER REDUCES CATHETER CARE NURSING TIME

Highlights of Clinical Study Conducted at St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

  • Study purpose is to determine impact of Roo Defender on nursing time and ability to provide patient comfort as a replacement to gauze and tape for covering the exposed catheter lumens
  • Prevalence of catheter use in hemodialysis patients remains at 20%
  • Catheters are often used as a bridge to a future therapy (AVG or AVF)
A total of 33 patients were enrolled in the clinical trial. An independent observer conducted a time and motion study and recorded staff time required to prepare the catheter to initiate and terminate dialysis in a blinded fashion (the staff was unaware he/she was being observed). On a scale from one to five (one equaling the worst – five equaling the best) practitioners and patients rated the Roo Defender™ an average of:
  • 4.6 for ease of use
  • 4.5 for comfort
  • 4.4 for safety
  • 4.4 for cleanliness
  • The study also found a 17% faster dialysis initiation
  • Conclusion; the use of the Roo Defender resulted in a significant time savings with excellent acceptance by staff and patients

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