At the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine annual congress in Barcelona this week, GE Healthcare introduced a critical care ventilator with lung protection tools and an advanced user interface to improve patient care. The Carescape R860 is designed to overcome the dangers of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury, which affects 24% of all patients.

“The lung is a delicate and highly sensitive structure,” said Marc Wysocki, MD, anesthesia and respiratory care medical director for GE Healthcare. “Patients affected by lung disease are highly susceptible to ventilation-associated lung injury, and mechanical ventilation can be detrimental if too much volume or pressure is delivered. This new ventilator helps to address these concerns.”

The Carescape R860 is intended to ensure that different zones of the lungs receive necessary treatment, helping reduce the risk of adverse events. The system measures patients’ lung volume and potential lung recruitability, the ability of the lung alveoli to open, and titrating the appropriate positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to allow better oxygenation.

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