Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving technology, but the inevitable decision to wean a patient off of a ventilator requires a skillful combination of proven protocols, reliable technology, and teamwork between RTs and physicians.
Royal Philips has announced the European launch of the V680 ventilator for hospital respiratory care.
RT takes a look at some of the current offerings in the simulation sector, which are helping to test equipment and train novice and veteran respiratory care practitioners and improve quality of care.
The incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) continues to compromise long-term health in neonatal patients despite mechanical ventilation's success in reducing infant mortality.
ResMed has launched its new AirCurve 10 series, which includes three bilevel devices for to treat sleep apnea, and an adaptive servo-ventilation device for patients with central sleep apnea or Cheyne-Stokes respiration.
Hamilton Medical has received CE approval for the HAMILTON‐C1 with a new Neonatal option, which allows the device to provide optimal ventilation therapy for neonates.
Healthcare providers must consider a number of factors when considering which type of humidification and ventilation products to purchase.
Guidelines covering the subject of humidification during ventilation offer clear goals, but ambiguity regarding the means can be reduced by RT policies.
The Hamilton-T1 transport ventilator is now approved in the EU with a neonatal option, according to the company.
Breathe Technologies' NIOV System, a one-pound noninvasive mechanical ventilator, has received a CE Mark for use in Europe.
ResMed has introduced its new generation of portable, lightweight, and user-friendly life support ventilators: the Astral 100 and Astral 150.
RTs are a vital part of transport teams that treat critically ill patients en route to emergency care. In many cases, RTs must use mechanical ventilators, which can be challenging given the environments they work in.
CareFusion's new Sedation Analytics app combines data to help ensure compliance with sedation best practices for ventilated patients.
RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
Lung protective mechanical ventilation (LPV) has been found to improve outcomes for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and other vent patients. But widespread adoption of LPV has been slow to catch on.
Information on 8 of the leading ventilation devices on the market, from manufacturers like Covidien, Dräger, Hamilton Medical, and Impact Instrumentation.
In addition to the constant threat of ventilator-associated pneumonia, ventilated patients also face dangers from other less common hospital-acquired infections, including waterborne pathogens that can occur during humidification.
Flight Medical Innovations Ltd has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Flight 60 ventilator integrated O2 mixer version, and three advanced ventilation modes, according to a company announcement.
Clinicians and manufacturers are looking to a combination of technology, research, and best practices to fight ventilator-associated pneumonia, which, despite progress, continues to afflict thousands of patients every year.
In the last 30 years, COPD has become more prevalent in American women, who now make up more than half of patients currently diagnosed—an estimated 7 million women, in all.