Respiratory therapy students at Florida State College, SUNY-Sullivan County, Seward County Community College and University of Texas-San Antonio can now train on new Dräger Savina 300 ventilators thanks to a donation by the company.
Dräger donated four Savina 300 ventilators to the RT schools during the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Summer Forum from June 26-28 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
The company believes training on modern-day mechanical ventilators, like Savina, in a simulated lab setting helps to foster a greater learning experience for RT students and is essential to ensuring RT graduates are prepared to enter the workforce.
“As a corporate partner of AARC, and a company dedicated to life-saving technologies, Dräger takes pride in its corporate and social responsibilities,” said Ed Coombs, MA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, FAARC, director of Marketing for Intensive Care at Dräger. “By providing leading innovations in respiratory care to the next generation of RT professionals, we hope to play a part in improving patient outcomes while maintaining cost effectiveness.”
Savina ventilators have logged more than 400 million hours of therapy time around the world, a fact that makes it the standard for industry quality and reliability, the company says.