TRACE GAS ANALYZER
BC Group, St Louis, introduces the new Bacharach nitrous oxide trace gas analyzer (TGA), which uses a nondispersive IR cell that provides stability and repeatability with a measurement resolution of 1 ppm. The instrument features data-logging capabilities, TWA, leak detection, auto-zero, and an alarm. It has an internal sampling pump, and the self-contained purge-air bag allows the analyzer to auto-zero in contaminated environments. It measures trace nitrous oxide levels in ORs and other rooms in a hospital to the NIOSH standard.
ELECTROMEDICAL TEST KIT
The model 288 test kit, a recent addition to the range of electromedical test instrumentation from Rigel, Peterlee, England, is a special equipment package for EBME testing in line with the new IEC 62353 standard for medical devices. The kit links the new IEC 62353-compliant tester with a range of Bluetooth-enabled test accessories to help biomedical engineering personnel and service engineers perform recurrent and postrepair testing on medical devices. The handheld instrument features menu-driven instructions for operation, and test control in manual, semiautomatic, or fully automatic test modes. It stores results of electrical safety tests and can record user-defined inspections and measurements from specialist electromedical equipment, such as SpO2, NIBP, and ECG. It is equipped with Bluetooth technology for the wireless connection of bar code scanners and label printers to enable cable-free data transfer and safety labeling without the need for plugging and unplugging leads and cords.
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WIRELESS TEMPERATURE MONITORING SOLUTION
AeroScout Inc, Redwood City, Calif, offers a wireless temperature monitoring application for logging and alerting staff of temperature fluctuations for critical health care items and products over standard Wi-Fi networks. The FDA-registered solution uses Wi-Fi RFID tags with integrated temperature sensors, and a software module for logging and acting upon temperature data. Tags placed in refrigerators, freezers, and deep freezers—containing vaccines, pharmaceuticals, tissues, blood bags, organs, and patient test results— wirelessly and automatically send temperature readings over standard Wi-Fi networks to the company’s MobileView software. Alerts are sent to hospital staff if a cooling unit’s temperature reading exceeds or drops below a set threshold. The software stores temperature logs, alerts, and corrective actions. Users can generate reports and analyze temperature trends and deviations. The tags and infrastructure can also be used for medical asset tracking and patient workflow improvement.
MEDICAL-GRADE POWER STRIPS FOR MOVABLE EQUIPMENT
Tripp Lite, Chicago, has two new power strips, the PS-415- HG-OEM and the PS-615-HGOEM, in its line of hospital/ medical-grade products. Both units are UL-recognized for 1363a standards, and are designed as components of a larger system, such as mobile medical carts. They meet the UL 1363a guidelines to provide power to plug-connected components of movable equipment assembly—such as racks, tables, and pedestals—and can be installed on mobile carts and IV poles. Model PS-415 (four outlets) and the PS-615 (six outlets) feature NEMA 5-15R-HG hospital-grade receptacles to provide power-distribution solutions, all-metal cases, a 15-foot AC power cord with a NEMA 5-15P-HG hospital-grade plug, two built-in 15A resettable circuit breakers, and a switchless design to help prevent accidental shutoff.