Halyard Health has launched the Halyard Mini 24-Hour Oral Care Kit for smaller patients. The kit is the latest addition to Halyard’s portfolio of flexible, easy-to-use kits and components designed to promote oral care compliance. The product is available today for order.

The comprehensive kit provides all the benefits of the Halyard Adult Oral Care in a kit that is “right-sized” for smaller patients, the company said in a press release.

The kit incorporates all of the existing features of the standard Halyard 24-Hour Oral Care Kit including individual color-coded packs with order-of-use guidelines, a self-cleaning Yankauer, a small size toothbrush, and a convenient wall hanger.

Additional features include:

  • 8-French suction catheter: A catheter designed for smaller patients to cleanse secretions and debris from the shaft after suctioning, leaving it drier and cleaner between uses.
  • Smaller swabs: Smaller swabs with rounded tips designed to provide a better fit for patients with smaller mouths.
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash: An alternative to traditional mouthwash for small patients.

 The Halyard Mini 24-Hour Oral Care Kit is intended for critical care nurses and Intensive Care managers, to better aid smaller patients, the company noted.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when patients are put on ventilators, consistent oral care routines are necessary to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and other infections. Hospitals and healthcare facilities often perform oral care on smaller patients, which requires using more petite components. The Halyard Mini 24-Hour Oral Care Kit addresses the need to protect even the smallest patients from VAP and other infections,” the company said in a press release.