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Testing equipment gets user friendly

by Lisa Chamoff, Contributing Reporter | May 24, 2021
From the May 2021 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

Similar to other vPad products released in the past few years, this infusion pump analyzer runs on an Android tablet. Features include user-configured test criteria for automatic passing or failing of tests, channel-linking of multi-channel pumps, automatic recall of preventive maintenance procedures based on inventory control numbers and real-time test graphs, such as trumpet curve analysis.

Last year, Datrend also released the vPad-CO2, an end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) breath simulator for testing of mainstream and sidestream capnometers or patient monitors with capnography functions. The device can run as its own stand-alone simulator or be integrated with the vPad-A1, a modular, all-in-one, multi-parameter patient simulator.

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The company plans to continue its focus on adding more features to their vPad Apps, so that existing customers can receive new features even if they purchased the devices a few years ago, Liu said.

Fluke Biomedical
Last year, Fluke Biomedical released OneQA, a cloud-based test and workflow automation software.

The software automates the test process for electrical safety testing and testing of defibrillators and ventilators, from starting the test to capturing and storing results, said Kiran Jagilinki, software product manager for Fluke Biomedical. It also has customized reporting features.

“We pitch OneQA as a true friend to a biomed,” Jagilinki said. “It works with the biomed through the biomed’s day.”

The software can link with work orders from the computerized maintenance management system to make the maintenance process seamless.

IMT Analytics CITREX H5 2
IMT Analytics
Over the last year, IMT Analytics has made upgrades to its CITREX H5 gas flow and pressure analyzer. It can now be used together with the company’s OR-703 MultiGasAnalyser.

“The biomed can go through the hospital testing ventilators and anesthesia machines,” said Kerwin Sanger, business development director for IMT Analytics. “They share data. When you make a report, you can include information from both.”

IMT Analytics devices are especially important due to the COVID-19 pandemic, because a large number of ventilators were built and sold as a result.

“Maintaining the huge number of medical devices is going to be a challenge because they’ll need to be tested at least once a year,” Sanger said. “Our devices are needed to make sure they’re still working to the manufacturer’s specifications. There may not be enough biomeds and test equipment to keep up with the increased demand for service. Our devices help biomeds to be more efficient in their testing and reporting.”

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