Metallic Holding Chamber
PARI Respiratory Equipment Inc, Monterey, Calif, offers the PARI Vortex, an anodized aluminum, nonelectrostatic valved holding chamber that optimizes delivery of metered dose inhaler (MDI) medications. This aerosol device increases the retrieval time for the patient to receive the MDI medication, which permits more of the dose to be delivered into the patients lungs. Studies have shown aerosol particles are trapped in the interior of a conventional plastic holding chamber due to the constant electrostatic charge. The more effective metallic PARI Vortex provides respiratory health care professionals with a new tool to help patients successfully manage their respiratory diseases. (800) 327-8632; www.pari.com.
OSA Treatment Devices
ResMed Inc, Poway, Calif, introduces its S7 Elite CPAP and AutoSet Spirit autotitrating systems for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Both devices offer fully integrated heated humidification options, and system hardware is common to both units. Accessories can be added or interchanged between models to ease inventory management. Heated and passover (cold) humidifiers easily integrate with either model, allowing convenient and unobtrusive upgrades. The LCD user interface provides hassle-free setup and clinician access to data. The new devices are compact, portable, lightweight, and quiet. (800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com.
Nova Biomedical, Waltham, Mass, offers the Stat Profile® Critical Care Xpress, an innovative stat analyzer that provides a comprehensive test menu consisting of 19 measured and 29 calculated tests. The analyzer measures blood gases, electrolytes, chemistry, and hematology with future on-board co-oximetry all in one compact instrument. Measured tests include pH, Pco2, Po2, So2%, hematocrit and hemoglobin, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, ionized magnesium, glucose, BUN, creatinine, and lactate. Six standard menu choices are included, along with unlimited custom configurations. (800) 458-5813; www.novabiomedical.com.
Data Collection Software Program
The Sandman® Spyder from Nellcor Puritan Bennett (Melville) Ltd, Ottawa, a business of Tyco Healthcare, is a neurodiagnostic system for the collection and analysis of clinical and/or experimental EEG and EP data. The software program allows users to conduct specialized neurodiagnostic assessments using the same Sandman Digital 32+ amplifier as that used for PSG studies. The program features computer-assisted analysis of sensory and cognitive evoked potentials, an integrated data/patient management system, photic stimulation, 3-D dynamic topographical EEG and spectral mapping, long-term video monitoring and remote technical support via modem, and 24-hour telephone technical support. (800) 663-3336; www.sandmansleep.com.
The Esprit® Critical Care Ventilator from Respironics, Murrysville, Pa, has an oxygen manifold accessory that enables clinicians to provide seamless ventilation during transitions among care areas by maintaining an uninterrupted oxygen supply when changing oxygen sources. The manifold allows the Esprit to connect to two oxygen cylinders and one wall oxygen supply line. Each inlet has a check-valve to prevent loss and leaks when disconnecting. If a main oxygen source fails, the multisource manifold also serves as a backup to the primary source and can run on one cylinder during replacement. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
Sensormedics, Yorba Linda, Calif, a division of VIASYS Healthcare, introduces its Model 3100B High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator for the treatment of respiratory failure in adults and large children who weight at least 35 kilograms. Based on the Model 3100A for neonatal and pediatric patients, the 3100B allows application of continuous distending pressures of up to 55cm H2O to recruit and normalize lung architecture while ventilating the patient with near deadspace tidal volumes for low stretch lung protective strategy. (800) 520-4368; www.viasyscriticalcare.com.