Leading medical device manufacturer Mindray, has announced that from March its range of anaesthesia products will be available for customers to purchase via the NHS Supply Chain Framework.
The range of anaesthesia products includes the two new A8 and A9 anaesthesia workstations, plus the updated WATO-EX65 PRO, all of which can be purchased with integrated high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) technology within the anaesthesia machine itself.
The feature helps extend the window of therapeutic action for anaesthetists by prolonging safe apnoeic oxygenation levels, allowing up to 30 minutes of safe oxygenated apnoea time. Studies by the British Journal of Anaesthesia found that HFNC can more than double the average duration of apnoea before desaturation.1,2
Mindray’s A9 anaesthesia workstation also features Automatic Controlled Anaesthesia, allowing clinicians to optimise gas usage and quickly provide a balanced response to changes in patient status without user intervention.
Mindray’s other anaesthesia solutions, the WATO EX-65 and WATO EX-35 are built with modular designs to provide essential aneasthetic tools with a large range of optional features, including advanced ventilation modes, integrated gas analysis, a drive gas auto switch and a spirometry loops screen.
Data from a wide range of external monitoring modules such as bispectral index, neuromuscular transmission and intravenous imaging, can be seamlessly integrated and displayed by the new devices without any extra monitoring screens.
Enabling anaesthetists to collect more data at a glance, the modular design also fulfils the need for fewer devices in theatre, allowing anaesthetists to utilise a larger workspace and spend more time closely observing their patients.
Most of Mindray’s anaesthesia systems now utilise a suite of gas reduction tools to minimise the environmental and economic impact of surgery by preventing leakage and managing usage, improving patient safety in the process. The A8, A9 and EX-65 Pro can all offer suggestions on optimal fresh gas flow, provide real-time usage metrics, pause to prevent leakage, and indicate flow rate abnormalities.
Mindray’s innovative volume exchanger design on the A8 & A9 allows the two devices to deliver ICU-level ventilation, offering greater precision and protection for all patients during ventilation. The system has no moving parts and is supported by a range of protective ventilation tools, helping to limit the occurrence of post-operative complications.
All of the devices in the anaesthesia range can connect with existing Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems, workstations and monitoring for connected working. Mindray’s M-Connect system of connectivity solutions can also help the anaesthesia systems link with existing third-party devices at the bedside, to display all bedside data on one screen and submit it in one data stream to an EPR for easier analysis.