The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and automatically maintains the cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation using a cuffed endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.
Intubating patients can be a difficult task, and the practice can prove even more challenging in pre-hospital settings. However, video laryngoscopy has been shown to improve intubation success and is becoming more commonly used.
Maquet Medical Systems USA has launched two new intensive care ventilators, the Servo-U, and a dedicated neonatal intensive care solution, the Servo-n.
The new Alveolar Gas Tutor app is designed to help with ventilator management and critical care medicine.
RT magazine's annual Buyer's Guide is now available for 2016. Included in the guide are over 200 company manufacturers and distributors of respiratory, emergency medicine, critical care, and sleep products.
According to an article published in Respiratory Care, appropriate airway humidification reduced inflammatory responses elicited as a consequence of mechanical ventilation.
Salter's new devices include neonatal nasal CPAP and oxygen securement devices, ET tubes with polyurethane thin cuffs, divided capnography cannulas, aerosol nebulizers and masks.
Using nutrition software on GE's Carescape R860, The Jewish Hospital was able to reduce the amount of time ventilated patients remained in the ICU by 28%, which resulted in a cost savings of nearly $9,000 per patient.
RT's 2015 Product Guide, which includes more than 75 leading respiratory care products, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
During the American Association for Respiratory Care's (AARC) Summer Forum in July, Draeger Medical Inc provided 10 ventilators to Respiratory Therapy schools.
Information on 10 of the leading ventilators on the market, from manufacturers like Covidien, GE, ResMed, Hamilton, and Dräger.
The US FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the critical care Life2000 Ventilation System by Breathe Technologies.
Breathe Technologies has announced new research showing that use of its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System in pulmonary rehabilitation was associated with a notable improvement in mean exercise duration change in patients with chronic respiratory disease.
For decades, high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) has found favor with some medical facilities as a viable alternative to conventional ventilation methods.
ResMed has launched its Lumis series of noninvasive ventilation devices in select European markets, with a global rollout planned in additional regions throughout 2015 and early 2016.
The keys to effective ventilator management can be found in procurement, training, and the use of a team approach between RTs, clinicians, and the hospital biotechnology workers who keep the machines up and running.
Last fall, GE Healthcare released its newest critical care ventilator to European markets, the Carescape R860. The ventilator uses advanced lung protection tools and an intuitive touchscreen interface to help improve patient care.
Maquet Medical Systems USA has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Flight Medical to distribute the Flight 60 mechanical ventilator, Flight Medical’s flagship product.
The HAMILTON‐MR1 ventilator is now equipped with a CE-approved Neonatal Option, which means the device can now provide optimal ventilation therapy during MRI procedures for all patient populations.
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.