Ventilator-Assisted Living©

June 2014, Vol. 28, No. 3

 

From Around the Network

ResMed Launches New Platform of
Portable and Lightweight Ventilators

ResMed has introduced a new platform of portable, lightweight and user-friendly life support ventilators in select European and Asia-Pacific markets with the launch of the Astral™ 100 and Astral™ 150. ...

NIH Grant Aims to Improve Critical Patient Care
Intubating and placing patients on ventilators saves lives, but also comes with risks for people who are critically ill. According to several studies, use of ventilators is associated with complications, such as pneumonia. Pneumonia in these patients occurs from many factors, including leakage of saliva and other fluids from the mouth into the lungs around the breathing tube, called aspiration. ...

Breas Acquired by PBM Capital
Breas Medical AB has been acquired from GE Healthcare by PBM Capital Group, a healthcare-focused private investment firm. ...

FSMA Care Series
The FSMA (Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy) publishes a Care Series of booklets ...

Iron Lung Experiences Sought
Sherie Denham, CRT, Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale, Mississippi, had an opportunity to purchase an iron lung for $10 that was in storage at the facility where she works. With 25 years of experience, Denham cared for a woman who slept in an iron lung ...

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