The No-Bite V™ vs. HAP

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
Hospital Acquired Infection

Hospital acquired pneumonia is a very severe and sometimes fatal infection. One of the reasons Hospital Acquired Pneumonia is so serious is that the patients who are already hospitalized have weakened immune systems and they cannot fight off germs that are commonly spread throughout hospitals. Research shows that the suctioning of subglottic secretions in both intubated and non-intubated patients decreases the risks of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. This is common medical knowledge.

Oral Cleaning and Oral Suctioning should be easy but when the patient bites down it can be very difficult and unsafe for the patient and the caregiver. The process of suctioning these pneumonia causing secretions could be stopped and a piece of hard plastic could be broken off in the patient's mouth. This could cause injury to the patient. If the caregiver would attempt to retrieve the broken off piece they would also become at risk for injury.

This is a problem that nurses and caregivers face every day. This is the reason NJR Medical developed The No-Bite V™ and was the conception of our mission to help medicine help people.

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How Does The No-Bite V™ Help Decrease The Risk of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia?

The No-Bite V helps decrease the risk of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) and Hospital Acquired Infections by making it safer and easier for caregivers to perform oral cleaning, oral care and suctioning on patients. The idea for the device came when the inventor, who also was an ICU nurse at the time, was bit while performing oral care on a patient who was HIV positive and had Hepatitis C. This was scary for the caregiver and also for the patient. For this reason the device is made of bite proof plastic. With The No-Bite V™, it is no problem if your patient bites down. They will simply bite down on The No-Bite V™ and oral cleaning or suctioning will continue so that this patient's risk of contracting hospital acquired pneumonia is decreased.

The Financial Impact of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

Currently U.S. hospitals are plagued with the out of pocket expense of Hospital Acquired Infections, since the Centers for Medicaid Services' declared in 2008 it will no longer reimburse hospitals for any Hospital Acquired Infection1. In March 2009, the CDC estimated overall annual direct medical cost of U.S. Hospital Acquired Infections ranges from $35.7 billion to $45 billion dollars2. Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) is the second most common Hospital Acquired Infection, costing a hospital an average of $17,677 per infected patient3,4.

The Financial Impact of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is the most common Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Hospital Acquired Infection among mechanically ventilated patients, has a mortality rate of 50%, and costs the hospital an average of $48,948 per infected patient5,6. With the hospitals now bearing these costs, they are aggressively seeking solutions to battle these Hospital Acquired Infections. And with the average hospital paying more for one case of VAP than an entire year of No-Bite V™ use, The No-Bite V™ would only have to prevent one patient from HAP or VAP to save the hospital money.

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The feedback for The No-Bite V™ has been tremendous. NJR Medical is currently offering a free trial of The No-Bite V™. Simply click here and answer a few questions to participate and see how the device can start improving the quality of care in your institution today!

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2 Scott II RD, Economist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Mar.2009:7
3 Patra PK, Jayashree M, Singhi S, Ray P, Saxena AK, "Nosocomial Pneumonia in PICU" Indian Pediatr. 2007: Jul:44(7):511-8.
4 Gomez J, Esquinas A, Agudo MD, Sanchez Nieto JM, Nunez ML, Banos V, Canteras M, Valdes M, "Retrospective analysis of risk factors and prognosis in non-ventilated patients with nosocomial pneumonia" Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1995: Mar;14(3):176-81.
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8 Paju S, Scannapieco FA, "Oral biofilms, periodontis, and pulmonary infections" Oral Dis. 2007: Nov;13(6):508-12.


The No-Bite V Prevents Nasotracheal Suctioning

"I wanted to share these photos of my dad back in Nov 2016 before I even knew about the No-Bite. He was nasal suctioned in the hospital and they caused severe nasal trauma... Ouch! And no, he was not even on blood thinners, just baby aspirin."

"My dad stayed out of the hospital a record 10 Months Pneumonia-Free and Nasal Trauma-Free thanks to the No-Bite Suction!"

"Previously my dad was readmitted to the hospital at least once a month with aspiration pneumonias, but now he is doing much better."

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