MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG from Germany has release a new version of JOCAP XL 7.1 for its popular online recording system that “allows the perfusionist to turn his attention to what really matters.” The software is designed to run on the company’s new OR Computer, reports German Healthcare Export Group:
JOCAP XL has become established as the standard thanks to its comprehensive display and evaluation options as well as its open interfaces to other systems. The system includes interfaces to all common heart-lung machines and other peripheral devices, such as blood gas analysis and anesthesia monitors. Together with the new OR Computer, JOCAP XL offers advantages.
The program can now be operated via a touch screen and, if required, a keyboard is displayed on the 15” screen to allow data to be entered. As there is no need for an external keyboard, cleaning of the OR Computer is easier and any clutter at the perfusionist’s workstation is kept to a minimum.
According to the manufacturer, the OR Computer is the only device of its kind with an integrated emergency power supply which ensures that the system remains fully functional even in the event of a short-term power failure; it also goes without saying that the system meets all medical standards. The OR Computer can be directly connected to the hospital’s information system via LAN connections (Ethernet) allowing data for administration and archiving to be exchanged easily. Furthermore, the OR Computer has manifold inputs for network, USB and audio connections. Data can also be optionally saved to CD-ROM and DVD using the integrated burner.
The well-known JOCAP XL user guidance system has been further optimized. Using the clearly laid out directory, the individual input screens and displays can be selected directly in the drop-down selection menus. Perfusionist’s also set great store by the overview module, which allows all the important parameters to be checked at a glance on a single display; individual displays no longer have to be called up. The data is synchronously updated every 12 seconds and displayed in both graphic and tabular format. Prior to the operation, the perfusionist imports patient data including age, height, weight and patient number from the HIS. Alternatively, these can be entered manually or edited. This information is recorded together with details on the OR team and the devices, disposable products and implants used. In addition, the patient’s history, potential risk factors, allergies and medication are also entered. Input screens to mark important events during the operation such as the opening and closure of the thorax, cannulation and the admixture of medication are also important for the purpose of documentation. Alongside recording and monitoring, JOCAP XL offers a wide range of possibilities for statistically printing and evaluating the recorded data for comparisons and reports.