RSV, as well as other respiratory viruses, continue to soar in the pediatric population, causing hospitals to experience bed shortages and supply chain issues.
“Many of our hospitals are bracing for what is to come since the RSV peak is typically between December and mid-February,” said MED Alliance Group President Mike Schroeder. “Fortunately, we are well-positioned, at this time, to be a solution as hospitals experience shortages in the pediatric PAP therapy masks used to treat these life-threatening conditions.”
MED Alliance Group and its Solutions in Critical Carepartners introduced Artemis® Pedi-Fit® Non-Invasive Pediatric Nasal and Full-Face Masks in 2019. Since then, hospitals across the country have adopted Pedi-Fit. In fact, eight of the top 10 U.S. Children’s Hospitals use Pedi-Fit.
“Clinicians love it,” said Solutions in Critical Care Founder and CEO John Marmo. “With the two designs and multiple sizing options, clinicians can ensure a proper mask fit… which means comfort, which means the kids are more likely to tolerate the mask and get the therapy they need.”
The Ped-Fit’s soft, molded silicone material and flexible forehead pad ensure excellent seal and comfort during CPAP and VPAP therapy. A unique clip pivots the mask to conform to the patient’s nose, preventing air from leaking into the eyes.
“We’ve ramped up our supply to meet demand,” said Marmo. “We are confident once a hospital uses this mask for their pediatric patients, they will understand why so many of the country’s top Children’s Hospitals have converted to the Pedi-Fit.”
“We are dedicated to providing our clinical customers with what they need when they need it,” said Schroeder. “We are here to offer solutions that help clinicians provide the best patient outcomes.”
Pedi-Fit is available on Premier Contract Number PP-DS-743 and Vizient Contract Number DM0170.
Specifically designed for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients, the Pedi-Fit enables healthcare providers to fit patients they haven’t been able to fit before. The soft, molded silicone material and flexible forehead ensure excellent seal and patient comfort during CPAP and VPAP therapy. Each design (Nasal and Full-Face Mask) is available in four sizes.
For more information about the Artemis Pedi-Fit available from MED Alliance Group, call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to your local sales representative.
MED Alliance Group is an ISO 13485-certified medical device distributor with more than 350 years of combined medical device sales and distribution experience. Dedicated to meeting the needs of its clinical customers and manufacturing partners, MED Alliance offers cost-effective, customized sales, logistics, and distribution solutions for products found in anesthesia/respiratory, blood/transfusion therapy, EMS/emergency room, interventional radiology/cath lab, iv/vascular, NICU/PICU and pharmacy.