Market Analysis: Ventilators
Automation, ease of use, and enhanced safety features are reshaping ventilator technology as respiratory departments fight alarm fatigue and healthcare-associated infections like VAP. Technology is evolving, protocols are becoming more stringent, and technicians are becoming more educated on how to utilize and care for the equipment.
To give insight on the innovations happening in the field, RT recently spoke with two leading ventilation manufacturers about what’s available in the marketplace, the issues taking hold in the industry today, and their individual thoughts on where the industry is heading. This month we spoke with:
Edwin Coombs, MA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, FAARC, director of Marketing – Intensive Care, North America, Dräger Inc; and
Chris Kiple, President & CEO, Ventec Life Systems
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