BCI, Waukesha, Wis, offers the BCI® 3301, Autocorr®, and MiniCorr pulse oximeters, which provide fast, reliable SpO2 and pulse rate measurements on patients from neonate to adult. The 3301 handheld pulse oximeter is a cost-efficient, portable system that is compatible with personal computers and commercially available printers. Featuring an internal rechargeable battery, the Autocorr digital pulse oximeter with Serial Autocorrelation (SAC) technology uses refined hardware and patented software to extract data in a new way. Battery- or AC-powered, the MiniCorr handheld pulse oximeter with SAC technology features adjustable alarm limits as well as visible and audible alarm signals. The MiniCorr is adaptable to home, sleep, and clinical environments. (800) 558-2345; www.smiths-bci.com.
CPAP Flow Generator
ResMed Corp, San Diego, has added the S7 Lightweight to its family of flow generators for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. A fixed CPAP flow generator, it features ResMeds modular humidification system and gross-altitude and fine-gain adjustment for accurate pressure delivery. It is available with integrated heated (HumidAire 2i) or cold passover (HumidAire 2iC) humidification. Sharing a common platform with the companys S7 Elite and AutoSet Spirit, the S7 Lightweight provides clinicians and home care providers efficiencies in inventory management and staff training. (858) 746-2226; www.resmed.com.
Airway Clearance Device Training CD-Rom
The J.H. Emerson Co, Cambridge, Mass, offers the Introduction and Training CD-ROM for the CoughAssist, a noninvasive airway clearance device. This interactive CD-ROM includes complete, step-by-step instructions as well as a comprehensive clinical tips section. CoughAssist clears retained bronchopulmonary secretions by gradually applying a positive pressure to the airway and then rapidly shifting to negative pressure. To receive a free copy of the training CD-ROM, contact the J.H. Emerson Co. (800) 252-1414; www.jhemerson.com.
Ventilator and CPAP Interface
VIASYS Healthcare Incs Critical Care Group, Conshohocken, Pa, introduces the FDA-approved AVEA ventilator with Heliox, and the companys HomeCare Group, Yorba Linda, Calif, now distributes the Spiritus nasal cannula continuous positive airway pressure interface. Heliox, a helium-oxygen gas mixture, is an integrated life support system that may be useful for patients with acute exacerbations of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. With a simple user interface, AVEA features compressor technology that allows it to perform with or without an external air source.
Offering therapy without a mask and headgear, Spiritus uses a larger bore tubing that is approximately one third the length of competitive products and features a built-in swivel for easy movement. There are no tubes over the ears and no pressure points. Available in three sizes, it features single-strap headgear. (800) 328-4139; www.viasyshealthcare.com.
High-Pressure Oxygen Catalog
Responsive Respiratory Inc, St Louis, introduces a 16-page, full-color catalog focused on high-pressure oxygen products. This catalog contains more than 190 items. The company is supported by a management team with more than 50 years of experience combined with 60 independent sales representatives knowledgeable in high-pressure oxygen. The company strives to be a one-stop supplier and to ensure product availability. Orders are shipped the same day. (866) 333-4030; www.respondo2.com.
Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, introduces the PuraChek oxygen analyzer, which measures the purity of oxygen output from an oxygen concentrator. The device uses technology from the companys oxygen concentrator as its foundation, and it can be integrated into any home care providers business. Virtually maintenance-free, the easy-to-use portable device requires no calibration equipment to function. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.