Caregiver, FDA-cleared for clinical use, reduces the risk of cross-contamination and costs for healthcare facilities
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PositiveID Corporation (“PositiveID” or “Company”) (OTCQB:PSID), a life sciences company focused on detection and diagnostics, announced today announced that its Thermomedics subsidiary will exhibit the FDA-cleared Caregiver® non-contact thermometer at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (“AACN”) National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition from May 16-19, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
Caregiver is a clinical grade, infrared thermometer for measurement of forehead temperature in adults, children, and infants, without contact. It delivers an oral-equivalent temperature directly from the forehead in one to two seconds. Since there is no skin contact and Caregiver does not require probe cover supplies, it reduces the risk of cross-contamination, which is an increasing concern, and saves healthcare facilities the cost of covers (as much as $0.05 to $0.10 per temperature), storage space, and waste disposal costs. It is estimated that Caregiver can offer savings of $250 or more per year per device in probe cover supplies alone.
PositiveID’s Thermomedics team is featuring Caregiver at the AACN exposition to increase exposure and awareness for Caregiver and immediately generate qualified leads for dealer follow up.
The AACN National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for high acuity and critical care nurses. The turnout at last year’s exposition was estimated at 7,000 attendees. AACN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients.
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