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
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.