ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH), a medical technology company focused on eliminating pain, speeding recovery and preventing infection, today announced the availability of the Halyard* Enteral Drainage System, a closed system for the drainage and collection of gastrointestinal tract contents from patients using an enteral device.
Adding to the company's comprehensive portfolio of enteral feeding products, the Halyard Drainage System replaces the need for makeshift drainage products while helping to prevent caregiver and patient exposure to gastric contents. Gastric venting using the Halyard Drainage System may help alleviate the debilitating symptoms of gastroparesis, nausea and vomiting in patients with poor gastric motility, pain and bloating.
Designed specifically for the evacuation of gastric contents, the Halyard Drainage System includes a drainage bag and connective tubing. The drainage bag, which is designed to conveniently hang from the side of the bed with a hanger, can be reused multiple times within a 24-hour period and may help prevent contamination.
The large (18Fr) clear tubing facilitates gastric drainage and allows for visualization of its contents. It can be used with any type of ENFit® feeding tube and utilizes ENFit connectors compliant with ISO standard 80369-3 for a secure connection to extension tubing. A hydrophobic vent helps to relieve gastric pressure and air build-up and prevent gastrointestinal tract contents and fluid from leaking.
"The Halyard Enteral Drainage System fills an important unmet need in the market, giving caregivers the tools they require and eliminating the need for the use of non-enteral drainage products such as urinary bags," said Jamie Handler, director of marketing, North American Core Devices at Halyard Health. "The Halyard Enteral Drainage System is further demonstration of how we continue to offer innovative digestive health solutions and grow our portfolio of enteral feeding products based on our acquisition of CORPAK."
The Halyard Enteral Drainage System is available immediately. For more information on Halyard's complete line of enteral feeding products for digestive health, visit us at www.halyardhealth.com/digestivehealth.
About Halyard Health
Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH) is a medical technology company focused on eliminating pain, speeding recovery and preventing infection for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today's most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery and preventing healthcare-associated infections. Halyard's business segments - Medical Devices and Surgical and Infection Prevention (S&IP) - develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com.
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