Waterproof Sleeve helps reduce IV infection.

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Infection control and hygiene product, DrySite Sleeve, protects IV sites from moisture-borne infections. Disposable and waterproof product promotes freedom of movement, allowing patients with chronically implanted IV catheters to wash, bath, swim, and exercise while reducing risk of infection. Application process replaces makeshift solutions such as wrapping site with cellophane and tape.



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RencoMed Introduces IV Infection Control Product



Manchester, Massachusetts, January 30, 2007 - Sixteen states around the country now mandate public disclosure of infection rates at individual hospitals, and several more have submitted legislation to do so. In response to this trend, RencoMed, a Manchester Massachusetts supply company, has introduced a patented infection control and hygiene product that protects IV sites from moisture-borne infections.

RencoMed's disposable, waterproof DrySite Sleeve provides excellent freedom of movement, allowing patients with chronically implanted IV catheters, a major source of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), to wash, bath, swim, and exercise while reducing the risk of infection. The sleeve applies easily and quickly, and replaces risky and time consuming make shift solutions such as wrapping the site with cellophane and tape.

RencoMed's Marketing Director Paul Dozier says "With the cost per incident of hospital acquired infections approaching $40,000, states and healthcare institutions are taking the infection threats associated with intravenous devices seriously, and so are we." Of growing concern to hospitals is the difficult to treat MRSA, (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a strain of staph infection that commonly enters the body at IV sites and carries a high risk of death.

"The DrySite Sleeve provides cheap insurance against such risks, and affords patients better hygiene and day-to-day enjoyment while under going intravenous care. And nurses won't miss the wasted time and hassles of improvised solutions."

RenoMed is the medical products subsidiary of Renco Corporation, a manufacturer of polymer gloves and products founded in 1986.

For ordering information visit rencomed.com or call Paul Dozier at 978.526.8494.

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