A study evaluated the ability of Masimo SedLine brain function monitoring to assess sedation levels during a drug-induced procedure.
The Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC, has announced the winners of its pediatric medical device competition. AventaMed of Cork, Ireland, won for a handheld pediatric ear tube device that does not require full general anesthesia, while Prospiria also won for a noninvasive device that uses optoacoustic imaging to monitor endotracheal tube positioning for pediatric life support patients.Read More
Nihon Kohden recently introduced its BMS-1700 transport monitor, which addresses the safety challenges of transporting at-risk patients between points of care in the hospital setting. The BMS-1700 is particularly suited for post-anesthesia patients in transit from the operating room, but also works as a stand-alone monitor or input unit for Nihon Kohden’s BSM-6000 or BSM-9000 bedside monitors.Read More
As anesthesia equipment manufacturers adopt more software-driven systems, the biomed’s role is shifting from mechanical maintenance to greater involvement in the acquisition process and education of clinical staff.Read More
Husband and wife team Steve and Cathy Ziegenhagen founded their Minnesota-based company Gopher Medical in 2012. Focused on patient monitoring equipment, the third-party vendor specializes in a range of Philips and GE solutions. Steve recently spoke with 24×7 about starting his own company, the most in-demand features in patient monitoring equipment, and what steps biomeds can take to improve value at their facilities.Read More
James Mazurek, a biomed for more than 30 years and a veteran of the US Air Force, has had a long and storied career, culminating in his selection in May as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s 2015 BMET of the Year. Mazurek’s colleagues say he willingly shares his experience and expertise to serve as a mentor to junior biomeds.Read More
24×7 speaks with Dave Lamoureux, director of sales and marketing for Global Medical Imaging, about the company’s evolution, the trends he has observed in the ultrasound space, and the challenges posed by EHR integration.Read More