San Antonio, Texas -- Vidacare Corporation has hired two prominent emergency physicians as Medical Directors of Clinical Affairs. These physicians are joining the newly formed Clinical Affairs Department and will work closely with Emergency Medicine physicians and clinical hospital staff to educate them on the value of incorporating intraosseous vascular access into their practice. Responsibilities will include peer to peer advocacy, education, speaking engagements, subject matter expertise and guidance on practice and hospital adoption of clinical policies for use of the Company's products.
Filling the roles of these newly created positions are:
- West Coast US - Chris Davlantes, MD. Davlantes is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, most recently practicing in Kansas at Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center.
- East Coast US - Julette Saussy, MD, FACEP. Saussy is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician who most recently practiced at LSU Interim Hospital (formerly Charity Hospital) a Level I Trauma Center in Louisiana.
Mark Mellin, President and CEO of Vidacare Corporation commented, “These distinguished professionals with in-depth experience in Emergency Medicine as well as the science and advantages of intraosseous vascular access, will play a vital role in the further education and adoption of our intraosseous technology in the physician arena.”
Vidacare’s EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion System provides immediate vascular access for patients in multiple clinical settings, using the intraosseous (inside the bone) space. The EZ-IO is used by 90 percent of US advanced life support ambulances and over half of US Emergency Departments, as well as the US Military.
Established in 2001, Vidacare Corporation is the pioneer of a broad technology platform for accessing the intraosseous (inside the bone) space. Current products include the EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion System, the OnControl® Bone Marrow System and the OnControl® Bone Access System. Applications include vascular access, emergency and disaster medicine, oncology and spinal surgery. Vidacare’s focus on enhancing clinical efficacy, patient safety and comfort, and reducing complications and their associated costs, has resulted in its devices becoming the recognized technology standard. Privately held, the company is based in San Antonio, Texas, and its products are marketed in over 50 countries worldwide. www.vidacare.com