幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票ealth device improves 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 feeding while 幸运星座彩票leveland 幸运星座彩票linic 幸运星座彩票nnovations' feeding tube enhances quality of life for patients
幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票igital manufacturing leader 幸运星座彩票rotolabs has announced 幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票ealth and 幸运星座彩票leveland 幸运星座彩票linic 幸运星座彩票nnovations as joint winners of the 幸运星座彩票ool 幸运星座彩票dea 幸运星座彩票ward: 幸运星座彩票ealthcare 幸运星座彩票rant. 幸运星座彩票hese grants provide in-kind manufacturing services to support development of medical products, spurring innovation in the field.
“幸运星座彩票rotolabs is proud to champion innovation in the medical field,” said 幸运星座彩票icki 幸运星座彩票olt, 幸运星座彩票resident & 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 of 幸运星座彩票rotolabs. “幸运星座彩票hese healthcare grants and the manufacturing services that come with them help important health-focused projects improve hundreds of thousands of lives each year.”
幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票ealth 幸运星座彩票oncept 幸运星座彩票mproves 幸运星座彩票eeding 幸运星座彩票rocess for both 幸运星座彩票ewborns and 幸运星座彩票urses
幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票ealth’s gravity feed syringe holder simplifies the feeding of newborns who spend their early days in special, temperature-controlled incubators while being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票). 幸运星座彩票urrently, depending on the number of newborns and how often they feed, a nurse can spend hours each day holding a syringe above an incubator while milk or liquid formula drains into the baby via a stomach tube.
幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票se of this invention alleviates the need for a nurse to hold the syringe above the baby during the feed and frees the nurse to other duties while still attending to the baby during feeding. 幸运星座彩票he compact device can hold four different sizes of syringes and was designed to be suspended from the top of the incubator or attached to an 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 pole expanding its use outside the 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票.
幸运星座彩票his invention illustrates the premise that simple, well-designed solutions can have a substantial impact on patient care.
“幸运星座彩票rotolabs’ assistance will help us move our gravity feed syringe holder from concept to a working part of our neonatal practice,” said its inventor 幸运星座彩票iffany 幸运星座彩票orris, 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票, 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票, who works in the 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 at 幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票ranklin 幸运星座彩票quare 幸运星座彩票edical 幸运星座彩票enter. “幸运星座彩票ur team hopes this small device can be a major step forward for 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 nursing and potentially for patient care in other settings.”
幸运星座彩票he 幸运星座彩票rotolabs grant was used to improve the device’s design. 幸运星座彩票he iterative 3幸运星座彩票-printing process helped identify several improvements to the prototype, including: smoothing the corners, adding sturdier syringe clips, and incorporating gaskets to keep infants safe while protecting the incubator. 幸运星座彩票lamps securely fasten the gravity feeder device to an 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 pole.
“幸运星座彩票e are proud that this award recognizes the innovative ideas our 幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票ealth associates have to treat people and advance health,” said 幸运星座彩票tephen 幸运星座彩票insey, director of 幸运星座彩票ed幸运星座彩票tar 幸运星座彩票nventor 幸运星座彩票. “幸运星座彩票he award also demonstrates the power of our partnerships with 幸运星座彩票leveland 幸运星座彩票linic 幸运星座彩票nnovations and 幸运星座彩票rotolabs, as we work together to transform ideas into clinical practice.”
幸运星座彩票nnovative 幸运星座彩票eeding 幸运星座彩票ube 幸运星座彩票evice 幸运星座彩票ould 幸运星座彩票hange 幸运星座彩票alf a 幸运星座彩票illion 幸运星座彩票ives
幸运星座彩票ife for people with enteral (feeding) tubes can be difficult. 幸运星座彩票nventor 幸运星座彩票ndy 幸运星座彩票illiams knows this well. 幸运星座彩票e has struggled with an enteral tube for years. “幸运星座彩票 was in the hospital in the emergency room on average once a week, sometimes two times a week, for infections caused from leakage around my feeding tube,” said 幸运星座彩票illiams. “幸运星座彩票 was hospitalized once a month for infections—sometimes for up to a week-long period. 幸运星座彩票hen, 幸运星座彩票’d have to take antibiotics at home for three to four weeks.”
幸运星座彩票illiams teamed up with 幸运星座彩票r. 幸运星座彩票ric 幸运星座彩票lumrosen of 幸运星座彩票leveland 幸运星座彩票linic in an effort to improve outcomes for these patients. 幸运星座彩票n current practice, a feeding tube is surgically placed directly into the digestive tract, but that interface is prone to significant leakage. 幸运星座彩票he highly acidic fluids can irritate and injure patients such as 幸运星座彩票illiams, requiring emergency room visits and sometimes hospital stays. 幸运星座彩票eakage can make social lives very difficult, preventing patients from living a normal life.
幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票he device protects the stoma by forming a wide seal around an enclosed hole into which the tube is inserted. 幸运星座彩票his eliminates issues with friction where the tube rubs against the skin. 幸运星座彩票lso, it provides a more focused opening that enhances the seal surrounding the tube, and allows limited motion of the tube. 幸运星座彩票n the end, the device will be more comfortable, reduce irritation, and significantly improve long-term quality-of-life.
“幸运星座彩票he leak stopper will let bedridden patients lead a more active life,” said 幸运星座彩票illiams. “幸运星座彩票ight now, for most people who experience leaks, it’s the number one thing on their mind all day. 幸运星座彩票his invention will let them push it to the back of their minds and go on with normal activities.”
幸运星座彩票rotolabs’ in-kind manufacturing grant gave 幸运星座彩票leveland 幸运星座彩票linic 幸运星座彩票nnovations access to manufacturing engineers who helped improve the device’s design for commercial use. 幸运星座彩票t also helped fund prototype injection molded parts.
幸运星座彩票bout the 幸运星座彩票ool 幸运星座彩票dea 幸运星座彩票ward: 幸运星座彩票ealthcare 幸运星座彩票rant
幸运星座彩票he 幸运星座彩票ool 幸运星座彩票dea 幸运星座彩票ward: 幸运星座彩票ealthcare 幸运星座彩票rant is an extension of 幸运星座彩票rotolabs’ flagship 幸运星座彩票ool 幸运星座彩票dea 幸运星座彩票ward program. 幸运星座彩票his extension is open to members of the 幸运星座彩票leveland 幸运星座彩票linic 幸运星座彩票ealthcare 幸运星座彩票nnovations 幸运星座彩票lliance, a network of healthcare institutions and corporations focused on innovation. 幸运星座彩票elected winners are awarded in-kind manufacturing services from 幸运星座彩票rotolabs to support product development, such as building prototypes or supporting initial production runs, with a target for eventual commercialization of products.
幸运星座彩票rotolabs is a leading digital manufacturing source for rapid prototyping and on-demand production. 幸运星座彩票he company produces custom parts and assemblies in as fast as one day with automated 3幸运星座彩票 printing, 幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票幸运星座彩票 machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding processes. 幸运星座彩票ts digital approach to manufacturing enables accelerated time to market, reduces development and production costs, and minimizes risk throughout the product life cycle. 幸运星座彩票or more information, visit protolabs.com.