Nurse Review

A2 Applicator

By Yekini A. Durham VA Hopital, Nurse, March 5, 2015

Sephure helps rectal suppositories go deeper than fingers which makes the medication more effective. Sephure helps prevent infections especially nosocomial types that are common in around patients. Patients were cooperative when Sephure were used.


What is Sephure?

Sephure is a patented disposable suppository applicator that allows hygienic administration of suppository medication. Sephure is the first and only disposable rectal suppository applicator cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for administering over-the-counter and prescription suppository medications.


Why Nurses use Sephure

Nurses prefer Sephure applicators for administering suppositories to finger administration for the following reasons:

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Why Healthcare Facilities Use Sephure

Nurses are on the front lines of healthcare. The #1 workplace injury in hospital and nursing facilities is attributed to moving the patient. Significant workplace injury can result in devastating long term ability for nurses to return to their professional careers, causing a financial impact to both the facility and the nurse.  With Sephure applicators, the suppository is properly placed, reducing the number of re-administrations and contact with the patient in the facility.

C-difficile is the leading healthcare facility acquired infection.  C-diff spores are transferred to patients mainly from the hands of nurses who have touched a contaminated surface or device that has become contaminated with patient waste.  Sephure applicators, limit the nurse and patient contact and mitigates the risk of improper glove removal technique, which leads to the spread of C-diff in a facility.

According to an insurance risk assessor for LTC facilities in New England, adoption of Sephure mitigates risk of cross infection and workplace injury (C-difficile is the leading healthcare facility acquired infection).

  • The savings of preventing one C.-difficile infection is equal to a NINE year supply of Sephure. Avg cost for each C.-diff infection =$23,534.
  • The savings of preventing one workplace injury is equal to a SIX year supply of Sephure. Avg cost for each workplace injury =$15,860

Nursing facilities have conducted value analysis of Sephure applicators and believe it to be a consistent standard of care that improves workflow and mitigates the risks of infection transfer and workplace injury.


Why Sephure Applicators Work

Sephure relies on Boyle’s Law of physics to allow air to escape the body, offering proper placement above the anal-rectal line and reducing the need for re-administration.

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