In a press release by Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc., we read that the company “… has donated an innovative video-based airway intubation system to the U.S. Army’s 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq. The hospital will use the DCI Video Intubation System and compact Medi Pack Mobile Video System to facilitate airway management when treating U.S. and Iraqi soldiers as well as Iraqi citizens at the facility.”
Here’s a brief description of the product from the company website:
From conventional bronchoscopy and bronchial lavage through to difficult airway conditions and visual monitoring during dilation tracheostomy, MEDI PACK™ offers the optimal solution for monitoring and producing documentation.
KARL STORZ MEDI PACK™ comprises a camera control unit, high-performance cold light source, documentation module, video monitor and keyboard – all integrated in a single system. The enlarged LCD color display provides a convenient overview of all procedures. The data obtained can be saved to the integrated PCMCIA memory card and simply processed on the PC. The user is able to connect all single-chip cameras from KARL STORZ to the unit. Connectability for external devices, such as monitor, video recorder, video printer etc. is also provided.
In combination with an equipment trolley MEDI PACK™ quickly becomes an extremely mobile unit that can be moved rapidly and safely through rooms, corridors and lifts in an emergency, ensuring that all the instruments required are always at hand.
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