May 2022: For Immediate Release
RoddyMedical Announces the Launch of SecureMove-TLC®, A Medical Line Securement and Tension Mitigation Device™ Designed for Acute Care Patient Safety and Mobility
Wearable Med Device, Designed by A Nurse, Secures Multiple Tubes, Lines and Cords,
Mitigates Over 80+ Pounds of Pull Force, Reduces Medical Tubing and Line Hazards
(WAUWATOSA, WI, May 17, 2022) – RoddyMedical announced the introduction of the SecureMove-TLC®, a new standard in medical line securement technology. The novel patent-pending, tension mitigation deviceTM is designed to eliminate hazardous pulling and line/cord dislodgement during therapy, transport, and patient movement. The announcement was made this week at NTI, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) annual meeting in Houston, Texas.
The SecureMoveTM is a wearable, single-use medical device designed to secure and manage multiple types of medical tubes, lines, and cords to support patient therapy efficiency and improve IV medication safety. The SecureMove-TLC, enhances patient comfort, while promoting efficiency and time savings for staff.
Designed by a nurse based on her own clinical experience in an ICU, the SecureMove-TLC is an FDA registered medical device designed to secure patient lines for movement, transport, patient therapy efficiency from admission to discharge. Each SecureMove-TLC is tested to mitigate over 80+ pounds of pull force.
“Therapy begins just hours after an open-heart surgery, but is often inhibited by the number of tubes, lines, and cords attached to a patient in the ICU,” said Lindsey Roddy RN, PhD(c), CEO
and Founder of RoddyMedical. “You have to get the patients up and moving after surgery, and this is hard. Patients in an acute care setting can often have 5 to 15 lines. Currently nurses are creating solutions with tape and other items that are not effective at preventing line pulling and dislodgements.” Roddy further adds, “Getting patients up and moving during their hospital stay leads to earlier discharge, fewer hospital acquired conditions, fewer readmissions, significant hospital savings, up to $3.7M a year, per Johns Hopkins research.”1,2
Recent studies have found that:
19M lines are pulled out from acute care patients every year.3
Healthcare facilities spend an additional $266M each year replacing vascular access devices as a result of compromised lines and dislodgements.3
Healthcare workers spend 64% of their time untangling and organizing lines when providing early mobility and therapy in the ICU.5
“As an Occupational Therapist in the acute care hospital setting, keeping lines secure and organized during self-cares and mobility can be very challenging. This product allows me to be
a more efficient and effective therapist, while also providing safety and peace of mind for my patients.” said Kristin Ristow, OTR. “The SecureMove-TLC is truly one of the most innovative, practical, and useful products I have ever used in my 10 years as a healthcare worker.”
Available today, SecureMove-TLC:
Secures and organizes up to 8 tubes, lines, and cords of varying sizes. If more lines are required, a second SercureMove can be added.
Withstands 80+ pounds of pull force (central venous catheters can pull out with as little as 4-9 pounds of pull force4).
Is a flexible, skin biocompatible, adhesive-free, armband design made with all USP Class VI, medical grade materials.
Can be worn for up to 30 days.
Accommodates multiple transducers for optimal hemodynamic monitoring.
Transfers easily from the patients arm to an IV pole.
About RoddyMedical, Inc.:
RoddyMedical is a women founded and operated, Wisconsin based C-Corp, headquartered in Wauwatosa, WI, focused on developing innovative medical devices that improve clinical safety & patient outcomes. Its founding team has complementary experience in hospital-based patient care, medical device product design and development, manufacturing, and marketing.
About the founder:
Lindsey Roddy RN, PhD(c), almost lost one of her patients in the ICU due to a medical tubing hazard. When assisting a patient getting out of bed after surgery for therapy, the line carrying the patient’s life support got caught and pulled out of his neck. This was an extremely close call and was a jarring experience.
After being unable to find anything on the market that could have prevented this problem, and hearing from other nurses this was not an isolated incident, Lindsey began to design something that would prevent this from ever happening again. Soon after RoddyMedical was launched the SecureMove-TLC was in development providing a much-needed solution to for patient mobility, therapy, and transport.
For more information visit www.roddymedical.com. Or Visit us at NTI, Booth 2101 for a product demonstration.