IPP was formed to promote a very simple yet very effective product to help reduce nosocomial infections related to cannula & HHN usage. An invention by healthcare professional, Meredith Lloyd, our IP-Pouch reduces or eliminates the risk of cross-contamination to patients from the use of nasal cannulas, HHNs, and other respiratory devices during stays at medical facilities. The IP-Pouch is a replacement technology for plastic bags currently being used to store reuseable respiratory devices.
Meredith Lloyd invented the IP-Pouch while working as an Infection Control Nurse at a healthcare facility in California. Meredith later formed Lloyd Medinnovations which is comprised of a number of healthcare professionals with the purpose of identifying and developing products to reduce nosocomial infections. Lloyd Medinnovations partnered with a small group of business professionals with over 100 years of combined sales and marketing experience to form IPP. Meredith serves on the Board of Directors.
Our Patent Pending IP-Pouch has been tested & proven effective in significantly reducing respiratory infections when compared to the use of plastic bags for storing nasal cannulas and HHNs.
Meredith Lloyd, inventor of the Nasal Cannula Protector now known as the IP-Pouch, is a single mother of five children. She started out in the healthcare profession as a midwife assistant in Ely, Nevada where she identified plastic bags as a major cause of nosocomial infections. She moved with her family to Susanville, California in 2002 where she attended nursing school and received her degree. She started out in long term care in 2008, and in 2009 started working as a charge nurse in a Skilled Nursing Facility in Susanville.
She was promoted to treatment nurse after a year where she was in charge of assisting in keeping cross-contamination to a minimum. She soon discovered that the precautions that were being taken to prevent cross-contamination infections or nosocomial infections was highly lacking. Facilities were storing the nasal cannulas in plastic bags when they were not in use. The realization that plastic would promote microbial growth caused her to start thinking of a more effective way to prevent cross contamination and thus created the Nasal Cannula Protector. Meredith has worked closely with infection control nurses and has also served as an infection control nurse for a short while. Today she continues to work as a charge nurse and encourages the use of the IP-Pouch in her facility. Meredith continues to focus on keeping nosocomial infections to a minimum.
The IP-Pouch from Infection Prevention Products, Inc. is an amazing product. It has reduced respiratory infections immensely. I don't know how we've lasted this long without it.Steve Tank