GE Healthcare launches new ventilator with simple interface

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 11:50

Paul David Hunsicker, GE Healthcare's Global Product Manager, Respiratory Care presented new features of Carescape R860. — Photo GE Healthcare

QUANG NINH (Biz Hub) — GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of the General Electric Company, introduced a new ventilator Carescape R860 on Sunday.

The ventilator uses an advanced lung protection tool and an innovative interface, which offers clinicians a simple "table-like" experience.

Carescape R860 has an interface that is similar to other common devices, such as cell phones and tablets, the first of its kind in the world of mechanical ventilation, and will allow clinicians to focus on the care delivered to patients rather than on how to interact with the ventilator, Paul David Hunsicker, GE Healthcare's Global Product Manager, Respiratory Care, pointed out.

The ventilator includes one touch navigation and minimal menus and is easier to use than traditional ventilation solutions, which will help reduce time for training, as well as the complexity encountered by users.

A lung protection and nutrition assessment tools are the highlighted features of the Carescape R860, Paul added.

He said the lung protection tool can reflect impacts of the ventilation on patients and help clinicians make better treatment decisions and reduce the risk of harming the patient as a result of mechanical ventilation. In addition, the nutrition assessment tool will help clinicians find the right nutritional balance for patients, which is critical for the recovery process.

GE Healthcare cited a study showing that a total of 19 per cent of hospitalized paediatric patients aged between 6 months and 18 years and more than 33 per cent of hospitalized adults aged 19 years and above are considered to be suffering from malnutrition.

Do Hong Son, deputy head of Bach Mai Hospital's A9 Emergency Department, who manages ventilators at the hospital, said the earlier ventilators had proved challenging for the doctors. GE Healthcare's new ventilator, with its simple interface and advanced tools, will support doctors a lot, especially in emergency medicine and providing better treatment for patients.

Technology advances have helped enhance healthcare services' quality, experts stressed.

Viet Nam is the first country in ASEAN where GE Healthcare has launched this product, the company said. The product was launched on the sidelines of the International Conference on Emergency Medicine in Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long City. — VNS

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