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2010-02-04 08:11:00

TELFORD, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger is responding to Haiti's earthquake victims by donating 16 ventilators and two anesthesia machines to the University of Miami for use at a 300-bed field hospital, including operating room suites. Draeger, a global leader in mechanical ventilation, is providing 16 Carina-home ventilators and two anesthesia machines to aid earthquake victims. This donation comes at the request of the University of Miami, where an international effort to create a...

2010-01-25 13:18:40

A group of UK anaesthetists have designed and tested three prototype low-cost ventilators that could provide vital support during major healthcare emergencies involving large numbers of patients or casualties. The devices, detailed in a paper published online by Anaesthesia, could also be used where resources are limited, such as in developing countries, remote locations or by the military. "Our research has demonstrated that it is possible to make a gas-efficient ventilator costing less than...

2010-01-21 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced it will donate 100 CareFusion ventilators and 200 infusion pumps to aid in the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Additionally, the company has purchased and will donate 100,000 bottles of silver dihydrogen citrate, a water purification product that can purify and make drinkable up to 20 million gallons of water. CareFusion's donation is valued at approximately...

2009-12-08 12:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- During the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Advanced ICU Care showcased the improved outcomes of implementing virtual ICU technology. Five million patients are admitted to ICUs each year and an estimated 10 percent die while they are there. While full intensivist staffing would save 162,000 lives annually, only one in five ICUs has intensivists on staff. Remote monitoring programs for ICUs are a viable alternative to the intensivist...

2009-12-03 19:07:07

Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University report these findings in American Journal of Critical Care. "Survival alone is not the only important outcome for patients," says Barbara Daly, the lead researcher on the National Institutes of Health-funded study, "Composite Outcomes of Chronically Critically Ill Patients 4...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

TELFORD, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Given the severity of the influenza season this year which includes the declaration of H1N1 as a national emergency, Draeger and Intensive Care On-line Network (ICON) have agreed to provide clinical services to any hospital managing an H1N1 patient on APRV or APRV-like ventilation (i.e. Bi-Vent, Bi-level, etc). Ed Coombs, associate director of marketing for respiratory care at Draeger stated, "As a world leader in mechanical ventilation, Draeger wants...

2009-11-12 11:49:09

Toronto M.D.'s editorial in current issue of JAMA calls for a new approach to 'physiological-based' research As more Canadians are diagnosed with H1N1 influenza infection, some will be admitted to hospital. The most severely affected may be treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and placed on a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe while they recover from the infection. While mechanical ventilation clearly saves the lives of many people felled by serious illness, in some cases, this...

2009-10-19 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced it is shipping more than 3,900 CareFusion LTV® 1200 ventilators ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be included in the strategic national stockpile. The CDC ordered a total of 4,500 LTV® 1200 ventilators for the strategic national stockpile, which is the nation's reserve of medical products...

2009-10-13 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN), a new clinical and medical products corporation, today announced the launch of the EnVe(TM) ventilator - a high-performance critical care ventilator for pediatric and adult patients. Weighing only 10 pounds, the EnVe ventilator is 70-80 pounds lighter than other intensive care ventilators and offers the latest in portable and ventilation technology to help hospitals increase the quality of patient care...

2009-10-13 11:48:55

Contrary to current policies recommending that non-invasive ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the author of a commentary (pre-embargo media link only http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj081987.pdf) in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca argues that it should be used expeditiously in this setting. Noninvasive ventilation uses a mask interface to ventilate the lungs of patients in respiratory failure, rather than a tube inserted into the trachea. Because...


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