ZOLL Medical has received FDA approval for the Propaq M monitor, a monitor only version of the recently released Propaq MD. The user interface and connections are identical to the MD version, but it loses the defibrillation option, resulting in a more compact and mobile package. Like the Propaq MD, it has been designed for military and air medical use, resulting in a smaller, rugged, long-lasting model, able to withstand extremely fine sand and jets of water. From the press release:
The Propaq M is a new ultra-lightweight, compact device that combines highly sophisticated, advanced capabilities with the well-accepted and proven features of the Propaq monitors. New features of the Propaq M include 12-lead monitoring, a third invasive pressure channel, extensive trending and data collection, a large high-contrast color display with 4-waveform capability, a night vision goggle (NVG) mode for military and air medical night operations, and a user-removeable battery that will operate all the physiological parameters for over 7.5 hours. These new capabilities were designed into a new small, lightweight, rugged package nearly 5 lbs. lighter than currently deployed technology.