Technicians and engineers can verify the safe operation and functionality of defibrillators and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) using the compact, lightweight, and portable Uni-Pulse defibrillator analyzer from Rigel Medical, Tampa, Fla.
The battery-powered analyzer offers both manual and automatic test programs for the safe testing of monophasic, biphasic, and pulsed waveform defibrillators and AEDs. The device also features Bluetooth and USB capabilities for improved connectivity, enhanced memory capacity, as well as a color display screen. An optional paddle adaptor box includes a version with variable loads from 25 to 200 Ohms for compliance with IEC 60601-2-4 requirements. (813) 886-2775; www.rigelmedical.com/usa.
The series 1120 flow/volume simulator from Hans Rudolph Inc, Shawnee, Kan, is a servo motor-driven piston pump used for testing spirometry products and other respiratory devices in product development and manufacturing test applications. The flow/volume simulator operates in three modes. The exhale waveform mode tests spirometry devices using the ATS waveforms, peak flow waveforms, or custom waveforms. The steady flow mode generates steady state flows over a wide range of flow rates. This mode can also be used to test and calibrate flow meters. The breathing waveform mode produces a continuous inhale/exhale flow waveform that simulates breathing. All modes provide graphs for the flow and pressure signals. Built-in pressure sensors measure the barometric pressure and cylinder pressure during the tests. (800) 456-6695; www.rudolphkc.com.
Bioconnect, San Diego, has added SpO2 sensors to its product line. Designed and manufactured in the US, Bioconnect’s SpO2 sensors include finger sensor cables for adults, small adults, juveniles, and pediatrics, the last of which comes with a reusable clip. Also in the product line are ear, veterinary, and omni-site cables, which can replace disposable cables. Fetal cables, extension cables, adapter cables, repair kits, and accessories round out the line. Medical cables and lead wires that connect hospital equipment to patients have been Bioconnect’s manufacturing niche since its founding in 1989. (800) 233-1728; www.biocables.com.
Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY, has enhanced its Partners in Care comprehensive support program that decreases interruptions to workflows due to equipment downtime. Partners in Care focuses on three tenets: support, education, and professional services. Enhancements to Partners in Care include all-inclusive wired-accessory coverage, full calibration programs, and complete cardiology equipment protection for electrocardiograph (ECG) products, spirometry, and ambulatory blood pressure monitors. As part of the program, Welch Allyn expanded accessory protection to include all wired supplementary parts that originally ship with the product. Batteries, ECG cables, SpO2 sensors and cables, power cords and embedded printers, and transformers are now part of the accessory protection coverage. Welch Allyn will also offer protection programs covering its bundled systems. (800) 535-6663; www.welchallyn.com.