Critical care  

Dräger introduces new family of ventilators

9 July 2006

Brussels, Belgium. At the 26th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels, Belgium, Dräger Medical presented the new Carina family of ventilators. Specifically designed for the environments of subacute care (e.g. high-dependency, step-down unit, LTAC), respiratory wards and home care, these advanced ventilators are intuitive to operate and compact in size.

The Carina family consists of two ventilators, Carina and Carina home. Each provides the same high-level ventilation performance, specifically tailored to the needs of the respective care environments. The treatment that started in the hospital with Carina in the more acute phase of the illness is easily continued in the home care environment with Carina home.

Both the Carina and Carina home include SyncPlus, a technical breakthrough which enables the patient to really be “in sync” with the ventilator — even with mask ventilation. SyncPlus is a convenient, automated technology designed to precisely synchronize ventilation with spontaneous patient breathing. It enhances therapy responsiveness, thereby reducing the need for caregiver intervention.

With the introduction of Carina and Carina home, Dräger Medical further expands its comprehensive ventilation solutions for all areas of care from emergencies to critical care to the home environment, and supports the increasing use and importance of NIV (Non Invasive Ventilation).

Carina home is available for sales worldwide, including the USA and Canada, where 510 (k) clearance has been received.

Dräger Medical is also expanding its accessories portfolio with its own disposable hose systems. They are designed primarily to gain optimal performance from ventilation and anaesthesia systems. The new hose systems also meet all the relevant standards so they can be used with systems from other manufacturers.

The company says that the new disposable hose systems will first be available for ICU and perioperative equipment. The accessories portfolio will eventually expand to cover all care areas.

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