Clinician feedback consistently indicates that there is no mask available today that will fit an infant’s face comfortably and without creating uncomfortable and unsightly sores. Known as pressure ulcers, these are caused by hard plastic face masks attached tightly to the infant’s face.
In 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they will not pay
for additional costs incurred for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. The development of a stage III or IV pressure ulcer is now considered a “never event.” This change has resulted in an increased focus on preventive strategies and institutional scrutiny of pressure ulcers that develop in patients after hospital admission. The cost of 1 stage III or IV pressure ulcer may be between $5,000 and $70,000.
The pediatric market is considered to be too small for the investment community.
Circadiance is a small company and will need to raise the funds to develop this innovation. You have direct experience with the hardship on infants with the present technology. We need your pledge to indicate your support for our crowd funding campaign that we will launch if there is enough interest from you.
Circadiance has developed a line of cloth PAP masks for adults which are widely viewed as
the most comfortable masks available. Preliminary research of off-label use by some doctors and respiratory therapists has suggested that use of these masks reduces the occurrences of pressure ulcers for pediatric patients. Circadiance wants to enhance our product line to fit all patients who need non-invasive ventilation, including pediatric patients down to premature newborns. This effort will require significant investment by the company and help from the pediatric respiratory clinical community.
We’re asking the pediatric clinical community and the parents of babies who have had to
suffer from hard plastic face masks to pledge to support our effort to develop a better pediatric face mask. If we have enough pledged support, we will initiate a crowd funding campaign. We will then contact everyone who provided a pledge of support and ask them to donate their pledged amount to our cause.
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What Do We Mean By Pledge?
We are a small company and need funds to develop this new innovation.
The larger investment community paint the pediatric market as too small.
So we are going to launch a crowd funding campaign.
But before we spend our time and resources on that campaign, we want to know that we have your support when we launch!
One doctor even retrofitted our adult mask on his patient to avoid pressure ulcers! The estimated cost of managing a single full-thickness pressure ulcer is as high as $70,000.