Minneapolis-based Smiths Medical has joined several of the world’s other ventilator manufacturers in the Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) to support frontline medical providers access to a centralized repository of ventilator training. The content can be found in a mobile app managed by Allego.
“Smiths Medical is proud to be a part of the VTA by providing training for our ventilators through the Allego app,” says Jeffrey Hohn, vice president, Global Product and Commercial Excellence, Strategy and M&A at Smiths Medical. “Improving healthcare around the world is the foundation of our mission. During this critical time, we understand healthcare professionals need ventilator information quickly and the app enables the right care delivered to their patients, quickly.”
The VTA app connects respiratory therapists, nurses, and other medical professionals with ventilator training resources from alliance member companies. Included in the app are instructional how-to videos, manuals, and troubleshooting guides critical to treating patients suffering from COVID-19 related respiratory distress.
Ventilators play a critical role in the management of patients who require respiratory assistance due to a severe illness, such as COVID-19. Speed and ease of access to ventilator training could have a direct impact on patients’ health during the COVID-19 crisis.
Content on the VTA app can be accessed on iOS and Android devices—even in environments with little to no wifi access—or from a web browser. The app provides healthcare professionals multilanguage closed captioning and mobile background audio when multitasking.
The app is provided at no cost to medical professionals. To download the Ventilator Training Alliance knowledge hub application, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play store or access the hub from any web browser.