Respiratory Delivery Systems Inc, Chelmsford, Mass, introduces the MicroChamberr and MicroSpacer-two new aerosol spacer devices that are small, effective, convenient, and inexpensive to use. The MicroChamber is half the price and size of other holding chamber devices. The MicroSpacer is an aerosol spacer device that extends the mouthpiece of an MDI 1″ and weighs less than 1 oz. It can be attached-and detached-for easy cleaning and drying. (978) 970-1947.

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 Ferraris Medical, Holland, NY, introduces the AM1 Asthma Monitorr, a revolutionary tool used for both outcome monitoring of asthma and COPD patients and for improved self-management of their condition. The asthma monitor is a compact, easy-to-use peak-flow meter and logbook that measures and stores all important expiratory flow volume parameters including peak flow (PEFR), forced volume capacity (FVC), and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1). Stored data can be accessed and evaluated on the physician’s office workstation via AMOS, tailor-made asthma monitor software. (800) 205-7187.

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 The Compumedics P-Series Sleep Monitoring System, Compumedics, Victoria, Australia, is an 18-channel handheld polysomnography (PSG) unit with comprehensive electrophysiological and respiratory monitoring facilities. The product’s state-of-the-art design provides no-compromise PSG with streamlined ease-of-use, cost-effectiveness, and versatility. The Compumedics P-Series is suitable for permanent installation in sleep laboratories or as a portable unit for bedside monitoring in hospital wards, satellite clinics, or in the home. (613) 9419 5433.

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 AVL Medical Instruments, Roswell, Ga, has received 510k clearance from the FDA for the AVL OPTIT Critical Care Analyzer. A fully automatic point-of-care analyzer, the OPTI utilizes single-use cassettes with up to eight different parameter configurations including pH, total hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, blood gas, and electrolyte parameters, as well as the widest range of calculated parameters. Uniform sample aspiration of whole blood, serum, or plasma makes sample introduction operator independent, reduces exposure to biohazardous materials, and reduces user training requirements. (800) 421-4646.

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 Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Carlsbad, Calif, has received 510(k) marketing clearance from the FDA for the new 840T Ventilator System. This lightweight, compact, and upgradable ventilator system is designed to treat patients in the ICU and subacute care facilities. DualViewT touch-screens display monitored data separately from ventilator settings while the SandboxT area on the screen allows clinicians to set up and preview all proposed ventilator and alarm limit settings. The SmartAlertT alarm system offers prioritized alarm annunciation that distinguishes primary alarms from secondary “dependent” alarms. (760) 603-5300.

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 Instrumentation Laboratory S.p.A (IL) introduces the GEMr SensiCathr and GEMr OpticalCAMr. The GEM SensiCath and GEM OpticalCAM, a patient-attached, on-demand arterial blood gas (ABG) monitoring system, provides clinicians with a rapid, cost-effective, accurate method for obtaining frequent ABG measurements. The GEM SensiCath system measures pH, pCO2 and pO2 as well as calculates HCO3, BE, and SAO2. The GEM OpticalCAM is an ABG monitoring instrument that provides a fully integrated system for measuring and monitoring arterial blood gas when used in conjunction with the GEM SensiCath. (781) 861-0710.

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 Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Pleasanton, Calif, introduces the NPB-4000, a cost-effective, portable, multiparameter monitor that combines the five most common vital sign measurements in one compact monitor-ECG, SpO2, respiration rate, noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP), and temperature. Weighing 10.8 pounds, the unit serves as either a transport or a bedside monitor and can be easily carried, attached to a bedrail or wallmount, or used with an optional GCX rollstand. The NPB-4000 is user friendly. From a single control knob, clinicians can select their own default displays, quickly adjust alarm limits, and choose how they want to view the data. (800) NELLCOR.

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 Maril Products Inc, Tustin, Calif, has information packets comparing the use of CONTROL III Disinfectant/Germicide to vinegar. These packets can be shared with patients and providers, and they describe how CONTROL III is effective against a wider range of organisms-and is one-eighth the cost of vinegar. (800) 546-7711.

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 BCI International, Waukesha, Wis, announces the AutoCorrT pulse oximeter with SACT (Serial Autocorrelation) Data Acquisition Technology that uses refined hardware and unique patented software to extract data in a new way. A cost-effective, transportable pulse oximeter with an internal rechargeable battery, the AutoCorr is adaptable to clinical, home, and sleep environments, providing reliable monitoring for the most challenging patients. (800) 558-2345.

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 The Viridia CMS, Hewlett-Packard Company, Andover, Mass, is the first and only patient monitor to deliver test results for blood gases, electrolytes, and other chemistries in nearly 2 minutes, with as little as 2 drops of whole blood. With advanced biosensor technology and the i-STATr System, this once stand-alone system is now integrated with the world’s best-selling patient monitor, combining physiological parameters with critically needed blood analysis results. (800) 934-7372.

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 Radiometer, Westlake, Ohio, introduces the revolutionary ABLT700 multi profile analyzer that is the cornerstone for the Red System. The ABL700 is designed for laboratory and near-patient testing applications, symbolizing the next generation in automated multiprofile STAT testing and information technology. Integrated tutorials, text-sensitive help functions, and interference-free measurements are a few features the analyzer offers. The ABL700 Series also revolutionizes whole blood STAT testing by offering 15 measured parameters on only 95 æl in less than 60 seconds. The analyzer offers the best of both worlds-ease of use, fast turn around time, low maintenance of point-of-care instruments, as well as accuracy, data control, automation, cost-efficiency, and laboratory testing. (800) 736-0600, ext. 333.

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 Sunrise Medical, Longmont, Colo, introduces the Horizon LT, a CPAP system designed especially for the managed care marketplace. The economically priced device has an operating pressure range of 3 cm to 20 cm of water, an adjustable low-level start-up pressure, and an optional 20-minute pressure delay. The Horizon LT also features a large blower-bearing system for longer life, international power supply of 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, and comes with a 2-year warranty. An optional cumulative hour meter records patient usage while breathing. Designed for consistent pressure delivery, the device also adjusts to mask leaks and changes in temperature. (800) 333-4000.

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