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Teleflex Medical Launches Respiratory Education Program.

Comprehensive Curriculum Provides Professional, Expert Education

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Teleflex Medical has announced the introduction of a comprehensive education program in respiratory therapy, designed to provide an in-depth curriculum focused on maximizing humidification and minimizing challenges through the therapeutic levels outlined in the Respiratory Pyramid of Care. The courses are accredited by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

The program's four modules cover humidification basics, passive humidification, active humidification and navigating the Respiratory Pyramid of Care and its five therapeutic levels that form the basis for effective, informed management of patients who require oxygen therapy and/or ventilatory support.

Through the sponsorship of Teleflex Medical, an expert panel of respiratory therapy thought leaders was assembled to form the Council for Advances in Respiratory Therapy. Clinical contributors from this group were charged with the development of the content for this education curriculum based upon an extensive literature review to summarize current evidence and best practices.

"Continuing education is a major challenge for respiratory care departments, particularly those that cannot afford an education coordinator. Manufacturers of respiratory care equipment can play a major role in filling this gap," said Robert L. Chatburn, RRT-NPS, FAARC, Research Manager, Cleveland Clinic. "Teleflex is taking a leadership role among manufacturers by developing a set of continuing education modules that have been vetted by leading authorities in respiratory care. We hope that these will set the trend for future collaboration between suppliers and users of respiratory care equipment."

The program is designed to provide practical solutions for clinicians. "One hopes that the clinician will take this information back to the bedside and think about the appropriateness of therapy the next time a heat moisture exchange (HME) device, simple mask, nasal cannula or noninvasive ventilation is applied," said David L. Vines, MHS, RRT, FAARC, Rush University, Chicago, a clinical contributor to the program.

This program joins other clinical education offerings from Teleflex Medical, including programs for vessel health and preservation and regional anesthesia best practices. "At Teleflex Medical, one of our major goals is to be viewed by our customers as a trusted resource and partner, offering solutions, quality products and clinical education developed with input from respected thought leaders in the medical community," said R. Ernest Waaser, President, Teleflex Medical.

To request more information on the program, visit www.teleflexmedical.com.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) is a global provider of medical technology products that enable healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes, reduce infections and support patient and provider safety. Teleflex, which employs approximately 12,600 people worldwide, also has niche businesses that serve segments of the aerospace and commercial markets with specialty engineered products. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at www.teleflex.com.
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