The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is a key supporter of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the country and throughout the world. The association’s annual event remains the industry’s most highly regarded and attended event, drawing together thousands of physicians, administrators, nurses, managers, and owners of ASCs. This year, ASCA 2019 will be held May 15-18 in Nashville, Tennessee, and BandGrip wound closure technology will be on display and demoed at booth # 618.
Today's ASCs are transforming the outpatient experience for millions of Americans by providing them with a more convenient alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures, enabling them to enter and leave the facility on the same day as their surgery.
HOW BANDGRIP BENEFITS AN ASC
BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closure, an alternative to staples, stitches, and adhesives, are 3.5”x1.5” bandages offering a non-invasive method of wound closure (they can also be tiled for large incisions). The bandages use unique micro-anchors to grip skin gently and securely, pulling wound edges together and reducing wound closure time by more than 30%.
How does this benefit ASCs and their patients? By greatly reducing the time spent in surgery and follow-up appointments.
BandGrip can be applied within 30 seconds, and doesn’t require the skill of a surgeon’s hands like suturing or stapling, which allows them to move on to the next case faster. By shortening surgery time and eliminating the need for follow-up appointments, turnover time is also quicker allowing for more patients to be seen and more revenue to be generated. All of this results in greater visibility for ASCs making them more attractive and legitimate in the eyes of top talent!
HOW BANDGRIP BENEFITS AN AMBULATORY SURGERY PATIENT
BandGrip doesn’t just benefit the ASC. For patients, BandGrip reduces scarring and improves ambulation. Unlike the raised surfaces of staples and zippers and the “whiskers” associated with sutures, the smooth surface of BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures doesn’t catch on dressings or clothing. Patients can shower with BandGrip after just 24 hours, and the chances of wound dehiscence and infection are greatly reduced.
SEE BANDGRIP IN ACTION AT BOOTH # 618
You can experience BandGrip for yourself and see the difference it makes by stopping by the BandGrip demo booth # 618 at ASCA 2019. Chat with our experts about the ways BandGrip can benefit ASCs and ambulatory surgery patients, and pick up some free samples.