Medical technology firm’s donation could save lives

The company's Oxylog 3000
The company's Oxylog 3000

A company specialising in medical technology has loaned vital transport ventilation equipment which could help save lives.

Hemel Hempstead firm Dräger has continued its support of the North West London Critical Care Network with the loan of the Dräger Oxylog 3000 plus transport ventilator, to help the network provide vital training to critical care clinicians on transferring critically ill patients.

The device, which features AutoFlow, integrated capnography and non-invasive ventilation, helps treat and transport patients safely. It also gives feedback on the effectiveness of ventilation therapy to help monitor patients effectively while in the field.

Gezz Van Zwanenberg, project lead for the network, said: “This equipment plays a significant role in the practical session of the course which covers the principles of preparing and stabilising critically ill patients for transfer.

“The educational messages that we convey during the training session are significantly enhanced by being able to guarantee that equipment which is familiar to clinical staff is available on the day, so we are grateful to Dräger.”

Lesley Youren, Dräger marketing manager respiratory care, said the equipment is a vital educational tool as well as a potential life saver.

“Being able to interact with equipment makes the learning process much easier, helping to communicate the practical aspects of using equipment like the Oxylog 3000 plus transport ventilator to critical care clinicians,” she said.

For more information about the training sessions visit the network’s website at www.londonccn.nhs.uk