Offering Patients More Control in

Post-Operative Nausea

Reletex Reliefband® is for the management of
Post-Operative Nausea as an adjunct
to anti-emetic therapy

Used As An Adjunct To Anti-Emetics For Post-Operative Nausea

Enhances Anti-Emetic Efficacy1

Without Drugs, Without Delay

Free from the side effects or potential drug ‐ drug interactions associated with anti-emetic drugs

Self-Care & Control

Convenient & Adjustable

Patients can turn Reletex Reliefband on and off, or up and down in 5 settings to suit their specific needs.

 

Quality of Recovery

Increased Patient Satisfaction

Improved quality of patient recovery and faster return to normal activities.1,2

Post-Operative Nausea

Post-operative nausea can affect up to 80% of surgical patients within the first 24 hours after surgery.3 Symptoms do not always stop after the patient’s release from the PACU, and up to 50% of these same patients will experience post-operative nausea for two to five days after leaving the hospital.4,5

Potential Consequences Of Post-Operative Nausea6

  • Patient discomfort (mild to severe)
  • Decreased ability for self-care
  • Imposing on friends and families
  • Surgical complications
  • Wound dehiscence/bleeding
  • Aspiration pneumonitis
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
  • Increased facility costs, personnel, supplies, & drugs
  • Increase PACU time
  • Unplanned re-admissions

Help Your Patients

Take Control

of Post-Operative Nausea.

Reletex Reliefband® Enhances Anti-Emetic Therapy In Post-Operative Nausea1

  • Increases Anti-Emetic efficacy
    Patients experience less nausea when Reletex Reliefband® is added as an adjunct to anti-emetics.1
  • Rapid Relief 
    The onset of action begins within minutes of activation of Reletex Reliefband®
  • Drug Free
    Reletex Reliefband® is free from the unwanted side effects associated with anti-emetics drugs and potential drug – drug interactions.
  • Patient-Controlled Therapy
    Patients can easily turn Reletex Reliefband® on /off and adjust the level of stimulation, depending on when they have symptoms.
  • Improved Quality of Recovery
    Patients also showed an improved quality of recovery and returned to normal activities faster.1,2
  • Increases Patient Satisfaction
    Patients using Reletex Reliefband® as an adjunct to anti-emetics showed an increased satisfaction of their post operative nausea therapy.2

24-Hour Follow-Up Evaluation Reports

White PF, et al. Comparative efficacy of Reletex Reliefband® versus ondansetron in combination with droperidol for preventing nausea and vomiting. Anesthesiol. 2002;97:1075-1081.

INDICATIONS

Reletex Reliefband® is available by prescription for the treatment of nausea as an adjunct to antiemetics in reducing post-operative nausea. Device is for single patient use.

WARNINGS

Reletex Reliefband® should only be used on the designated area. Do not use Reletex Reliefband® when the cause of nausea and vomiting symptoms are undiagnosed. Nausea and vomiting are serious medical conditions; seek medical attention if symptoms continue. Reletex Reliefband® is not a curative and should always be used under medical supervision. Treatment outcome may vary depending on patient characteristics and use of medications. Reletex Reliefband® should be kept out of reach of children. Pacemaker users- Use the device only as directed on the wrist to prevent possible interference with your pacemaker. Avoid placing the electrodes directly on your chest or near the pacemaker. Consult with your physician if you have other implanted devices. Reletex Reliefband® should not be used above an IV line attached to a patient’s arm. If a patient is using an IV line, Reletex Reliefband® should be placed on the opposite arm.

CAUTION

Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician or other health care professional licensed in the state in which they practice. Reletex Reliefband® contains metal electrodes. Device is not recommended for use in conjunction with electrocautery or MRI equipment.

SIDE EFFECTS

Isolated cases of skin irritation may occur where the electrodes touch the skin following long term application. Continued use of the device on irritated skin may cause injury. If local skin irritation (redness, swelling, blotches, blisters or itching on the wrist under the device) occurs, discontinue use. If irritation does not disappear within 24 hours, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

References

  1. White PF, et al. Comparative efficacy of acustimulation (ReliefBand®) versus ondansetron (Zofran®) in combination with droperidol for preventing nausea and vomiting. Anesthesiol. 2002;97:1075-1081.
  2. Slotnick RN. Safe, successful nausea suppression in early pregnancy with P-6 acustimulation. J Reprod Med. 2001;46:811-814.
  3. Gan TJ, Meyer T, Apfel CC, et al. Concensus guidelines for managing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Anesth Analg. 2003; 97:62-71.
  4. Gan TJ, Meyer T, Apfel CC, et al. Postoperative nausea and vomiting – can it be eliminated? JAMA. 2002;287:1233-1236.
  5. Carroll NV, Miederhoff P, Cox FM, Hirsch JD. Postoperative nausea and vomiting after discharge from outpatient surgery centers. Anesth Analg. 1995; 80:903-909.
  6. Kenny GN, Anaesthesia. 1994, 49 (suppl) 6-10Kovac AL, Drugs. 2000, 59: 213-243. Hirsch J, Anaesthesia.1994, 49:30- 34.