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New idea of Critical Care

1. Modular Critical Care Hybrid

Critical Care situation today:

A variety of standalone units with pre-configured functions: for example, monitoring and patient vital signs monitoring, ventilation and defibrillation. These products currently present on the market have very high development and manufacturing costs which results in high prices for the users, hospitals, health insurances and patients.

MSW solution:

A unique modular solution (building block concept), with a centrally controlled docking station and with plug-and-play modules each having the functions of a single critical-care device. Economical, efficient, comprehensive and completely networked- whatever, whenever, wherever.

Single docking stations can be networked with CIS or each other, building a central matrix for patient data evaluation and supervision for all the critical care applications.

2. Information-sharing devices

Critical Care situation today:

A large variety of critical care units, surrounding patients from all sides, are produced by different manufacturers and there is no communication between them. This forces doctors and other applicants to read the diagnostic data from one unit and set up therapy data on another unit, according to standard medical procedures.

MSW solution:

Modules, which are attached to the Docking Station, are communicating with each other and can be controlled via a joint user interface. This makes it possible to not only collect and store data but also to provide doctors with therapy advice or even to maintain therapy data based on standard medical procedures.

 

3. One and the same critical care device for all points of care

Critical Care situation today:

Depending on the level of device functionality, and thus also device size, any critical care application requires a number of devices. In the case of lung ventilation, this number is also dependent on the various types of drive: in the case of stationary use in the hospital through the central compressed-air system or during transportation through a turbine or compressed oxygen.

Hence, there are enormous costs arising per patient. Also, the permanent switching-over of the patient causes delays and therapy inconsistency, which can be critical for the patient.

MSW solution:

All high-end functions are compact and transportable.  The ventilator utilizes the world´s first hybrid with automatic switching-over between compressed air from a hospital central system, the built-in turbine or just oxygen. There are no more obstacles to using a stationary unit for mobile purposes and vice versa and no functional or size differences. Instead of “one unit per application” there is now only “one unit per patient”, attending to him everywhere.

4. Different patient groups

Critical Care situation today:

The large variety of devices in critical care is also stipulated by the different patient groups: neonates, children and adults.

MSW solution:

One universal unit for all patient groups, from neonates weighing 300 g to overweight adults.

 

 

 

 

5. Stationary equipment-related rooms

Critical Care situation today:

Big, pre-configured and stationary units require special premises. For example, ultrasound for imaging diagnostics in Radiology require the patient to be transported there from the intensive care station. The same devices are also used for outpatients, thus causing long waiting times and unnecessary intra-clinical transportation.

MSW solution:

Small, functional modules can be used wherever the patient is and whatever function is needed. Mobile, flexible and economical.

 

 

 

6. Networking

Critical Care situation today:

Most of imaging devices are connected with the central PC (CIS) and can archive patient data and images. Also, the intensive care unit has a surveillance center showing and recording the vital signs of each patient, but it displays no therapy data, for example for ventilation or defibrillation.

MSW solution:

Through the integration of all data from the different modules in one CPU within the Docking Station there is no interruption of data collection or therapy inside or outside the clinic.

The use of the networking possibilities LAN, WLAN, BlueTooth, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, RFID and DVI allows the collection and distribution of diagnostic as well as of therapy data and their evaluation and thus supports decision-making or the automatic maintenance of therapy.

7. Communication with hospital doctors from the emergency site

Critical Care situation today:

A lot of emergency services have telemetry of the patient’s vital signs so that all necessary preparations can be made before the patient arrives at the clinic (for example, emergency room or CathLab). Nevertheless, emergency doctors cannot provide full assistance to the paramedics at the emergency site from the distance.

MSW solution:

Due to the two built-in SIM cards (GSM, GPRS), video camera, microphone and loudspeakers in the Docking Station, it is now possible for the first time not only to transmit the data to the hospital, but also to arrange a video conference, where one doctor can see, communicate with and support several paramedic teams.

 

 

8. Critical Care and equipment operation in the ambulance

Critical Care situation today:

The handling of different units placed on different walls in the ambulance during driving is not only difficult but is also a possible danger to the paramedics.

MSW solution:

All rescue functions in one Docking Station reduce the necessary moving-about within the ambulance to a minimum and make possible a one-man operation.

 

 

 

9. Only one user interface for different Critical Care devices

Critical Care situation today:

Very complicated operation of totally different multi-level user interfaces makes the intuitive and coherent operation in an emergency very difficult, especially for nurses and paramedics. Permanent training efforts hardly reduce the number of operation mistakes in different application areas and by various user groups.

MSW solution:

A unique one-level and specially pre-configured user interface for different users throughout the critical care phases: from EMS to ICU for all patient groups. Quick-Start with patient- or pathology-related pre-sets for emergency or ICU-routine with 3-Step Start and guidelines-based decision support makes workflow much easier in any phase of critical care and for all user groups.