Respironics HealthScan Asthma & Allergy Products, Cedar Grove, NJ, offers the RinoFlowT Nasal Wash and Sinus System–a portable, easy-to-use device that helps relieve the pain and pressure associated with congested nasal or sinus passages and is available over the counter without a prescription. RinoFlow is designed to relieve the painful symptoms commonly associated with nasal or sinus congestion caused by a cold, sinusitis, or allergies. Lightweight and easy to use, RinoFlow consists of a small compressor unit the size of a tissue box (approximately 5 lb) and a handheld misting chamber and tube that connect to the compressor. RinoFlow is sold at medical supply dealers and pharmacies nationwide. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
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Nova Biomedical, Waltham, Mass, offers the new Stat Profiler pHOxT that measures oxygen saturation (SO2%emoglobin, and hematocrit in addition to the standard blood gas menu of pH, PCO2, and PO2. This blood gas oxygenation profile gives a more complete picture of lung function and oxygen status. The Stat Profile pHOx analyzer provides this advanced 6-test blood gas/oxygenation menu without a separate co-oximeter analysis at the same cost as a standard 3-test menu. The analyzer performs this 6-test panel using only 70 æL of whole blood. A 3-test blood gas panel (pH, PCO2, and PO2) can be run on only 40 æL of sample. Results are available in 45 seconds. (800) 458-5813; www.novabiomedical.com.
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Schuco by Allied, St Louis, announces the Schuco 3000 nebulizer compressor. The unit is designed to offer a compact style that provides affordable nebulizer therapy. Weighing in at a mere 3.8 lb, the rugged Schuco 3000 is constructed of a high-impact damage-resistant plastic, and is engineered for excellent performance. The recessed tubing connector reduces the likelihood of breaking, and the built-in handle and cord storage compartment reduce the potential for damaging or scratching furniture. (800) 444-3940; www.alliedhpi.com.
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Breathing System Filter
Pall Medical, Ann Arbor, Mich, offers a new product called the Ultiporr 100 Breathing System Filter, which offers an improved design with longer life. It also offers protection against microbial contamination, and optimal humidification. Clinically proven to reduce the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia, the filter is a viable, affordable solution for infection control. By utilizing a pleated hydrophobic filter medium, the Ultipor 100 Breathing System Filter acts not only as an effective filter under dry conditions, but is a barrier to the passage of liquids while maintaining airflow at low resistance. This makes it a fully effective heat and moisture-exchanging filter with a high bacterial removal efficiency of 99.9999 (888) 676-7255; www.pall.com/OEMhealthcare.
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Futuremed, Granada Hills, Calif, offers the SpiroBank, a pocket spirometer that weighs 7 oz and can be taken anywhere for fast and accurate PFT screenings. SpiroBank will perform full loop FVC, SVC, and MVV tests and make pre- and post-medication comparisons. It has an easy-to-read LCD display from which the user can review results, including percentiles and interpretations. Full page reports can be generated by connecting SpiroBank directly to most printers. SpiroBank stores up to 250 tests, allowing caregivers to review results and obtain printouts at a later time. This practical spirometer uses a standard 9-volt battery–each battery gives up to 2 years of spirometry testing. SpiroBank is Y2K compliant and meets the latest spirometry standards. (800) 222-6780; [email protected].
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Acoustic Pulmonary Function
SensorMedics, Yorba Linda, Calif, announces exclusive distribution rights for the new PulmoTrackT Model 1010 for effortless acoustic pulmonary function, designed and manufactured by Karmel Medical Acoustic Technologies Ltd. The PulmoTrack is the first clinical device to digitally enhance and analyze audible and nonaudible breath sounds, using five bio-sensors attached at the neck and thorax. Designed for use by trained medical personnel, PulmoTrack’s Acoustic VectorT display continuously and clearly defines breathing activity including respiratory phases, presence of cough, and detection of wheezes during a pulmonary examination. (800) 231-2466 x8498; www.sensormedics.com.
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Antidisconnection Tracheostomy Device
B&B Medical Technologies Inc, North Highlands, Calif, introduces B&B Trachguard, a new combination tracheostomy collar and antidisconnect device made to fit any tracheostomy tube. It accommodates pediatric through adult neck sizes 7 in to 18 in. B&B Trachguard was developed to protect the caregiver from possible contamination from disconnected ventilator tubing, and to address the annoying and sometimes life-threatening problems of ventilator/tubing pop-offs. It eliminates needless returns to the ICU to check the patient and connection with each disconnect. B&B Trachguard puts the practitioner and patient at ease while reducing potentially fatal disconnects. (800) 242-8778; www.BandB-Medical.com.
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Portable Monitoring Device
BCI International, Waukesha, Wis, introduces its new Autocorrr Plus with three or five lead ECG, Pace Detect, Digital Oximetry with SACT technology and respiration. The fourth and final product in the ClarityT Series, it completes this line of cost-effective, versatile monitoring devices. The Autocorr Plus can be used as a stand-alone device or combined with any of the other Clarity systems for multiparameter monitoring. A high-resolution electroluminescent screen display provides two user configurable traces. The Autocorr Plus is highly portable and can be used at the bedside or during transport. An optional printer is also available for recording patient information with strip charts, trend tables, and waveforms. (414) 542-3100; www.bciintl.com.
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Multiple Blood Gas Analyzer
Radiometer America Inc, Westlake, Ohio, offers the RadianceT information management program that allows hospitals to remotely monitor and control all of their blood gas analyzers from one personal computer. Through Radiance, managers can verify the status of each individual system and instruct it to initiate corrective actions such as cleaning, calibration, and QC procedures. This innovative new development will improve the quality of stat testing, and also increase efficiency by removing the need to constantly visit remote installations. (800) 736-0600; www.radiometeramerica.com.
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Patient Education Videos
Respironics HealthScan Asthma & Allergy Products, Cedar Grove, NJ, has introduced closed-caption videos to allow asthma patients who are hearing-impaired to benefit from the proper demonstration of their asthma care devices. These videos also provide information on asthma management as well as caring for and cleaning of the devices. The two tapes are “Take Charge of Your Asthma” featuring the Personal Bestr peak flow meter and the OptiChamberr valved holding chamber, and “Living With Asthma, What You Can Do,” featuring Personal Best and the OptiHalerr mixing chamber drug delivery system. (800) 962-1266; www.respironics.com.
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The Electromedical Systems Division of Siemens Medical Systems Inc, Danvers, Mass, announces the US introduction of the Servo Ultra Nebulizer 145 (SUN 145), a stand-alone ultrasonic nebulizer for ventilated patients. This device provides ultrasonic nebulization for all patient categories from neonate to adult. It can also be moved between any conventional ventilator system. The SUN 145’s unique technology provides stable particle size for optimum deposition of nebulized medication. Through this improvement, SUN 145 enhances therapeutic goals and can minimize the amount of medication wasted during treatment, resulting in cost savings. (800) 333-8646.
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Volumetric Incentive Spirometer
DHD Healthcare, Canastota, NY, announces the availability of the new Coach 2T volumetric incentive spirometer, which follows the original Coachr with improvements and modifications that make spirometry more effective, convenient, and user-friendly for both patients and clinicians. Features include a one-way valve, distinctive of the original Coach, that ensures patients inhale rather than exhale into the unit; the Bedrail Holder keeps Coach 2 within easy reach of patients at all times; universal graphics and a brightly colored piston help patients emerging from the side effects of anesthesia to maintain correct inspiratory flow rate; and an O2 connection accommodates patients requiring supplemental oxygen. (800) 847-8000; www.dhd.com.
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