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Bedside Innovation Meets Manufacturing Muscle to Create a New Way of Protecting Patients from IV Infiltrations

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Medline focus on improving
patient experience, clinical practice by bringing bedside innovation to
the masses

  • New SeeIV product designed to tackle common IV pain points
  • Clinician inventors to unveil "first look" at ANCC National Magnet
    Conference, the largest nursing conference in the country

Clinicians looking to minimize pain associated with IV infiltrations and
improve rest and healing will now have a new product to support practice
through a collaboration between the Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia
(CHOP) and Medline.
The SeeIV™, a flexible IV site cover with a see-through window and
noiseless closure, debuted today at the ANCC
Magnet Conference
in Houston.

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Each year, more than 25 million IV lines are placed in hospital patients
across the United States. Experts say this intervention is used in at
least 44
percent
of pediatric patients. For years, nurses have used products
similar to an elbow brace to keep the line covered to prevent tinkering
or accidental bumping. Two nurses and a clinical safety manager at CHOP
knew there had to be a better way, so they partnered with the hospital's
Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OEI) and began to develop an
innovative solution, the SeeIV.

From Concept to Commercialization

Medline and CHOP already had a history of collaboration so it was a
natural fit for their teams to work together to develop and scale this
solution. The SeeIV is the latest example of how the company
collaborates with and listens to clinicians as an innovation
partner
.

"This is a great example of how collaboration in healthcare can make a
lasting impact on the field at large," says Teri Burke, senior product
manager for patient apparel innovation, Medline. "The CHOP team could
not have been more passionate and determined to create the best possible
solution for young patients."

Booth Highlights

On Oct. 12 at 12:15 p.m. CDT, the CHOP team will lead a presentation at
booth #1547 about what sparked the SeeIV and how other clinicians can
take problem solving to the next level. In addition, Medline will focus
on solutions to care for the caregiver and standardized practice through
design to care for patients throughout the conference. An innovation
immersion lab will also allow clinicians to give hands-on clinical
feedback on some of the company's newest products currently under
development.

CHOP and Medline are now developing a pilot to better understand how the
SeeIV can help improve delivery of care among clinicians, patients and
families. To learn more about how the SeeIV became reality through nurse
innovation and is designed to drive patient and clinician impact, check
out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDS-ydw7JHs.

Read more about how to partner with Medline on new innovation and design
at https://www.medline.com/pages/innovation/.

About Medline

Medline
is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry
with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve
both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill.,
the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through
more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of
contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information
on Medline, go to www.medline.com
or http://www.medline.com/social-media
to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

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