Electrocardiography (ECG) (Single patient use & Monolead)
Infection - an ever-present danger
In hospitals today, nosocomial infections are on the rise(1). In addition to the significant morbidity and mortality these can cause, hospital-acquired infections increase the cost of care(2) while their treatment can give rise to even more resistant strains of microbes. Clearly, avoiding these complications should be a primary concern for everyone involved.
Several studies have shown that reusable ECG lead wires can be a pathway for antibiotic-resistant pathogens and a cause of healthcare associated infections(3,4,5,6), prompting the increased use of single-patient use products wherever feasible(7, 8). That is why Dräger has designed a new, single-patient use ECG lead system that can help you reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections at your hospital and simultaneously reduce the cost of care.
Single-patient use ECG lead systems eliminate the need for time consuming preparation, letting your staff concentrate on other, more important tasks.
Dräger single-patient use ECG leads can help you meet the challenges of hospital-acquired infections and hence keep your treatment costs under control.
Studies have shown that, even after disinfection, over 77% of reusable ECG leads are contaminated with at least one resistant pathogen(9). Healthcare-associated infections increase the average hospital length of stay by 9.5 days and treatment cost by up to US $ 15,275(10). These facts make the advantages of single-patient use ECG leads obvious.
Single-patient use products should offer the same quality and functionality during their use as reusable accessories do over time. Dräger single-patient use ECG leads provide signal quality equal to that of reusable leads and are available in several configurations:
- Extensively tested and certified for use with the Drä-ger Infinity patient monitoring product range
- Ribbon cable provides more comfort for patient and caregiver
- Quickly and easily applied
- Shielded cables
- Available as 3-, 5- and 6-lead as well as 4-leads sets ‒ European and US/AHA color coding
- Clearly labeled, color-coded patient connectors
MonoLead ECG Lead-Wire Set
Dräger, a leader in cable management, introduces a better-way: the MonoLead ECG lead-wire set. MonoLead is a patented, one-wire ECG lead-set solution that directly replaces multi-wire systems. The single, tangleproof lead set accommodates standard electrodes and electrode placement, while eliminating the tangled clutter that frequently occurs with traditional multilead sets. Ideal for both adult and pediatric patients, MonoLead is compatible with all Dräger Infinity® patient monitors.
Because MonoLead is a single cable rather than a complicated clutter of wires, it’s less intimidating for your patient and their loved ones. Additionally it is more physically comfortable. That’s because MonoLead is designed with Z-Snap™ zero-insertion force electrode snaps, which connect easily and hold securely, with no pressure or discomfort for your patient. MonoLead is fast and easy to apply, and uses the standard lead placement that’s familiar to nurses everywhere. It’s flexible, durable and easy to clean. And the bright green color makes the cable easy to identify – even under a sheet. So spend less time with wires and more time with your patients. Discover MonoLead, the one-wire ECG cable solution that’s better for you, better for your patients.
- Tangle proof – replaces 3-, 4-, 5- and 6 electrode lead sets with a single wire
- Fast and easy to apply – has clearly labeled, color coded snaps
- Same placement and results – supports the standard (Mason-Likar) electrode placement on the torso that is familiar to clinicians worldwide
- More comfortable – incorporates a patented Z Snap™ zero-insertion force electrode snaps
- Suitable for both pediatric and adult patients
- Easy to clean – wipes clean with standard disinfectants
Single-patient use ECG leads Product Information, en
In order to complement the existing portfolio of reusable ECG leads, Dräger has developed a high-quality ECG lead system intended for singlepatient use. These products will help reduce the risk of nosocomial infections, thus supporting hospital guidelines for hygiene. Furthermore, they will reduce the costs involved with treatment of such nosocomial infections.
MultiMed plus and MultiMed plus OR Product Information, en
The Infinity® MultiMed® plus and plus OR cables combine ECG, pulse oximetry and temperature monitoring into a single lightweight package – reducing cable clutter at the point of care.
Product Information: MonoLead® ECG Lead-Wire Set (PDF)
Frustrating tangles. Lost time. Patient discomfort. Managing the “spaghetti” that results from traditional ECG lead wires is a tedious, timeconsuming distraction that takes focus away from your patient. As you attach the cables, you need to untangle and route the wires. Until now. With MonoLeads you spend more time with your patients and less time with wires.