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Milestones of Anesthesiology: Dräger Perseus A500

April 11, 2012

New anesthesia workstation for individual requirements
Lübeck – Flexible product design, link with the Infinity Acute Care System (IACS), patients in intensive care, and a level of automation that supports the workflow in the OR: The Perseus A500 anesthesia workstation is one of the largest development projects ever from Dräger.

This milestone in the development of anesthesia machines has been introduced by the company for the first time at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The patient monitor on the left, right, or centered? With or without medical cockpit for linked IT solutions? Even more storage space? Or advanced clinical functionality? “The development of the Perseus A500 took into account the option for customers to arrange their anesthesia workstation as they like and as it fits their specific situation,” says Oliver Rosenthal, director of Dräger’s strategic anesthesia business unit.

By users for users
Within the scope of the so-called Customer Process Monitoring (CPM)1, Dräger specialists have observed anesthesiologists and nurses around the world in their work environment and subsequently interviewed them. “Only during daily use do technology problems reveal themselves,” explains Rosenthal. “Our objective was, therefore, to empathize with the user even
more intensely than before and to integrate and implement our observations into a concept for new anesthesiology workstations.”

The observations have been incorporated into the product design of the Perseus A500. More than 100 different versions of the anesthesia workstation can be created to match the needs of hospitals by combining the different hardware options, shelf arrangements, and storage areas. In addition, freely selectable software options such as ventilator or monitoring modes, increase the number of possible configurations.

MEDTRON AG receives enormous feedback at its first fair participation in the Middle East

February 8, 2012

Saarbrücken – For the first time, MEDTRON AG presented its product range of contrast medium injectors and consumables at the Middle East´s largest healthcare congress, Arab Health 2012, which took place from January 23 to 26 in Dubai, UAE. MEDTRON´s exhibition stand was received with great interest – numerous booth visitors have seen the highly reliable and innovative contrast medium injectors for CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).

Radiologists had the opportunity to try out MEDTRON´s injectors of the Accutron series by simulating contrast medium injections for CT and MRI directly at the booth. The MEDTRON sales team gave recommendations concerning the ideal usage of the corresponding consumables.
Product highlights were the multiple-use tube system, allowing to perform injections of contrast medium and saline solution for 8 hours without any risk of cross-patient contamination. These consumables support an efficient workflow by reducing the examination time and the costs of contrast medium.

The Middle East healthcare market is developing rapidly and has very high demands on technical trends. In Dubai Martin Bartels, chairman of the board of MEDTRON AG, emphasized the importance of the region for his company: “We are prepared to fulfill the growing demand for high-quality injection systems in the Middle East. Our injectors are long-lived and fail-safe. They support radiologists all over the world to perform efficient and safe examinations.”
Source: Medtron Press Releases