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.
Premature babies who received high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) immediately after birth show improved lung function as adolescents, according to a UK study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tracheal splints created using 3-D printing have successfully improved the lung function of an 18-month-old boy with severe tracheobronchomalacia, making him the second child whose life has been saved by the technology developed by University of Michigan doctors.