ResMed Corp, Poway, Calif, introduces the VPAP® III ST-A, which offers unprecedented flexibility for effective noninvasive ventilation. It combines the features of the popular VPAP III series with adjustable trigger and cycle thresholds and a full range of clinician- and patient-friendly alarms. The system is streamlined and comes complete with an optional, integrated humidifier and comprehensive solutions to monitor treatment effectiveness. The VPAP III ST-A provides comfortable transitions from breath to breath as well as hospital to home. (800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com.
Nonin Medical Inc, Plymouth, Minn, manufacturer of Onyx® 9500, an all-in-one digital fingertip pulse oximeter, presents a new fingertip pulse oximeter, the Onyx II 9550. Incorporating the electronics and sensor into one unit, the Onyx II provides a cost-effective solution for spot checks and short-term monitoring. The automatic on/off mechanism is energy efficient, providing approximately 2,500 spot checks or 21 hours of continuous use. The Onyx II is compact and weighs only two ounces. Other features include an enhanced design, easy battery access, a large LED display, and a brilliant pulse quality indicator. Simply slip it onto a patients finger and view the data instantly. (800) 356-8874; (763) 553-9968; www.nonin.com.
Smiths Medical, Keene, NH, introduces the new AquinOx high flow humidification system. Until now, a variety of vinyl mask devices have been the only options for providing better oxygen therapy, but patient compliance can be a challenge. Now the AquinOx system is capable of delivering warm, humid breathing gases (oxygen) at high flows, up to 35 lpm, through a nasal cannula. The AquinOx system provides maximum benefit to patients who require high concentrations of oxygen and a flow rate greater than a standard nasal cannula can supply. (800) 258-5361; www.smiths-medical.com.
Midmark® Diagnostics Group, Torrance, Calif, offers the IQmark Digital SpiroPDA, a fully functional diagnostic spirometer that operates on a pocket PC device. The IQmark Digital SpiroPDA meets the requirements of the ATS. All standard spirometry measurements are available including FEV6 as recommended by NLHEP. Full loop, FVC, SVC, MVV, and pre/post-BD tests are easily performed, analyzed, and interpreted on the SpiroPDA. (800) 624-8950; www.MidmarkDiagnostics.com.
The Crystal Monitor® 20-S from Cleveland Medical Devices Inc, Cleveland, is a 14-channel polysomnography (PSG) system that collects multiple channels of EEG, ECG, EMG, EOG, airflow, snore, respiratory efforts, body position, pulse oximetry, and one DC auxiliary input. A simple, yet powerful clinical solution, the 20-S provides a convenient approach for attended sleep disorders diagnosis. Small and untethered, the 20-S integrates the headbox, amplifiers, transducers, and data telemetry into a single handheld unit, providing maximum patient comfort and mobility. Because there is no need for separate boxes or cables between the patient and monitoring rooms, typical laboratory installation occurs in less than 1 hour, allowing for fast setup and rearrangement in a hospital or other medical setting. Despite its ease of use, the 20-S still performs with the power and accuracy found with larger, more cumbersome PSG systems. (877) 253-8363; www.clevemed.com.
OMRON Healthcare Inc, Bannockburn, Ill, introduces the MicroAir® Vibrating Mesh nebulizer. The MicroAir weighs only six ounces with two AA batteries installed and is the ideal companion for patients who need fast respiratory relief. Featuring revolutionary Vibrating Mesh Technology (VMT®), this compact and portable nebulizer enables delivery of medication quickly. Its portable size and virtually silent operation encourage compliance to medical requirements, resulting in greater control over patients respiratory conditions. No special coordination of breathing or spacer device is required. The MicroAir comes with a compact carrying case and instruction video. (800) 231-4030; www.omronhealthcare.com.