Baxter International Inc. is committed to advancing surgical innovation and recently unveiled new designs that enhance the company’s FLOSEAL and TISSEEL hemostatic products.
“Baxter is committed to introducing innovative products designed to improve patient safety and ease of use,” said Wil Boren, President of Baxter’s Advanced Surgery business. “We are excited to bring customer-inspired enhancements to our leading hemostat and sealant portfolio that surgeons rely on for safe and effective solutions to address intraoperative bleeding.”
FLOSEAL Full Sterile Preparation (FSP) represents an improved design for the preparation of Baxter’s FLOSEAL Hemostatic Matrix. FLOSEAL FSP, which has the same indications and formulation as FLOSEAL, can quickly be prepared by a single person with fewer steps, all from within the sterile surgical environment, which also further reduces contamination risk. The new design is currently available in Europe where nurses and surgeons cite several advantages, including simplified and shorter preparation process; more control of preparation consistency; and independent preparation within the surgical team.
Results of two health economic analyses recently published in the Journal of Medical Economics support FLOSEAL as a cost-effective tool for controlling bleeding during cardiac and spinal surgeries that may contribute to significant cost savings for hospitals compared to another flowable hemostat. The analyses are based on previously published retrospective studies that observed fewer complications in surgeries that used FLOSEAL, including operating time.
TISSEEL helps to control bleeding in a variety of situations, including in patients using heparin to reduce the risk of blood clots. The improved applicator unveiled at AORN snaps and locks to the syringe for a more secure attachment while providing surgeons greater maneuverability to position the product where it is needed. This should be particularly helpful during laparoscopic surgery, such as bariatric surgery, when a surgeon has a limited range of motion at the surgical site.