As COVID-19 continues into the end of 2021, the healthcare industry continues to evolve alongside the variants of this Global pandemic. As dedicated healthcare professionals, the main priority first and foremost is to protect patients. Sanitation procedures are at an all-time concern, which ultimately adds more costly time to providers in terms of cleaning and sanitizing room and equipment in between patients. Where increased concern lands on washing hands as a primary source of keeping the spread of the disease at bay, little thought had been given to a covert super spreader that lurks in every medical facility, the ubiquitous “clinician’s third hand” also known as, the stethoscope. For years, this indispensable tool has hung around the neck of doctors and nurses alike, pressing against the chests and backs of countless patients day in and day out, with little thought to cleaning in between. One thing COIVD has taught us is that germs can hide in the most forgotten of places. The market has seen an increase in disposable stethoscopes to thwart the transmission of not only COVID but pathogens and germs of many kinds. The hope is that these disposable counterparts keep germs from the patient to the plastic unit which is then directly thrown into the trash, with no touch and no spreading between patients. Where this is a wonderful idea in theory, in practice, we find it’s a whole other ball game. Disposable stethoscopes pose a few issues that are hard to ignore. The first is cost. After a quick search online, it is fairly common for one disposable version to cost roughly $3.00 per unit. Times that by 100 patients a day, and you have a fairly unhealthy bottom line. To make that cost even more unsightly is the fact they produce terrible auditory clarity, which can be a matter of life and death.
So what can be done to solve this increasing concern? Enter the AseptiScope DiskCover System. The DiskCover system is an easy-to-install wall unit that produces disposable barriers that attach the diaphragm of the stethoscope at the swipe of a hand. No touch, No transmission. No-fuss. The DiskCover system is far more cost-effective than its inferior disposable stethoscope counterparts. According to a January 2021 study by the Mayo Clinic, they found single-use barriers clinically Superior to disposable stethoscopes. Their study states that auscultations using professional stethoscopes with disk cover barriers from AseptiScope resulted in 100% diagnostic accuracy and no loss of sound amplitude. It further found that auscultations employing disposable stethoscopes produced an overall error rate of nearly 11% in clinical diagnosis. Finally, it stated that compared to disposable stethoscopes, disk cover barriers from AseptiScope are cost-effective, clinically superior, and physician-preferred.
Time to toss those disposable stethoscopes for good! Contact us today to learn more about the AseptiScope DiskCover System today.
About AseptiScope Inc.
AseptiScope is a privately funded San Diego, California based, clinical innovation company formed in 2016. The organization is founded and led by clinical innovation experts, leading medical researchers and practicing physicians. The AseptiScope mission is to design, develop, manufacture, and commercialize novel solutions that ensure “Infection Protection for Clinician & Patient.” The company is introducing the first true solution for the longstanding challenge of stethoscope contamination: The DiskCover System.