Encompass Group to Showcase Thermoflect® Heat Reflective Technology® at APIC 2019

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MCDONOUGH, GA, June 11, 2019 – Encompass Group, LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, therapeutic support surfaces, and disposable and single-use medical products, today announced its participation in the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), occurring June 12-14, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Thermoflect Total Access AbdominalAPIC is the primary association for professionals dedicated to preventing infections in healthcare environments. More than 15,000 APIC members strive to improve patient care and staff safety at a lower cost by isolating and intervening in infection-risk scenarios. APIC aims to eliminate healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in acute-care, ambulatory, outpatient, long-term, home-health, and other settings. Annually, more than 5,000 APIC attendees—including 2,500 clinical professionals—gather to share evidence-based learning and best practices and to interact with industry leaders.

For over a century, Encompass Group, LLC has been helping healthcare and hospitality organizations create safe and comfortable environments for patients, staff, residents, and guests. Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology products from Encompass Group, LLC deliver improved patient-warming outcomes at reduced cost. 1 Thermoflect products are applied preoperatively, begin working immediately, and follow the patient throughout the perioperative journey to maintain normothermia and help prevent hypothermia. Encompass will showcase the Thermoflect line at APIC 2019.

Maintaining normothermia improves patient outcomes, reduces surgical site infections (SSIs), shortens hospital stays, cuts healthcare costs, and heightens patient comfort. Thermoflect technology prevents hypothermia by preserving—or banking—a patient’s core-body temperature, capturing and reflecting heat back to the cutaneous layer (skin), and averting convective heat loss (windchill). Thermoflect products—lightweight, durable, versatile, cost-effective, and comfortable blankets, caps, gowns, and other apparel—can be combined with other warming methods to help achieve the goal of normothermia throughout the surgical process, from admission to recovery. Thermoflect products are easily integrated into a facility’s warming protocol, using no wires or external heat source. And, as the product technology does not rely on forced-air warming (FAW), Thermoflect products warm patients without increasing HAI or SSI risk.

Encompass Group Chief Marketing Officer Mark Beran stated, “Encompass Group continuously identifies enhanced approaches to patient care. Our innovative Thermoflect product line reduces hypothermia risk. Equally important, unlike forced-air warming, Heat Reflective Technology does not raise operating-theater contamination and crosscontamination risk. Thermoflect, therefore, can assist organizations in their efforts to decrease HAI and SSI incidence. We invite APIC 2019 attendees to visit us at Exhibit Hall Booth 135 to learn more about how Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology products can aid your patients, your staff, and your facility.”

1 Data from 65 evidence-based trials demonstrated the following improvements when incorporating Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology products compared to standard care: 28 percent reduction in hypothermia upon admission to the PACU, 17 percent reduction in perioperative heat loss for enhanced comfort, and 30 to 75 percent savings compared to other protocols.


About Encompass Group

Encompass Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel Safe and Comfortable in today’s healthcare environments.

The way Encompass enhances the healthcare experience is by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost effective for all providers.

The markets we serve include Acute Care, Long-Term Care/Senior Care, Retail Health Care Apparel, Hospitality, and Government Operations. For more information, please visit email , or call at (800) 284-4540.

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