First installation of Draeger's Zeus anaesthesia system in UK
4 April 2006
London, UK. Draeger Medical UK Limited has installed its first Zeus
anaesthesia system at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Zeus system will be used in the liver transplant theatre to replace the
existing set-up and provide integrated patient monitoring and automatic
record keeping. Freeman Hospital is one of five centres in the UK that
provides a liver transplant service.
Zeus integrates all acute forms of anaesthesia applications, patient
monitoring, and documentation. In addition to the manual control of fresh
gas dosage, Zeus also allows for automatic control of oxygen and volatile
anaesthetics. Additionally, intravenous applications can be controlled
through the same operating concept. Zeus incorporates the Infinity Patient
Monitoring System, and includes the capability to access web-based
anaesthesia record keeping and patient data management systems).
Dr Digby Roberts, Clinical Director for Perioperative and Critical Care
Services and Consultant Anaesthetist for the Liver Transplant programme,
commissioned the Zeus anaesthesia system, along with nine Dräger Primus
anaesthesia machines in other theatres. “I was looking for one integrated
package and felt that Zeus addressed all my requirements: it pulled together
monitoring, ventilation and anaesthesia. There is not a package available
that I am aware of that integrates monitoring, and ventilation, nor one that
delivers ventilation in the way it does, nor one that allows you to control
the ventilatory climate the way it does, it is unique”, he said.