Mindray out of Shenzhen, China has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its new A5 anesthesia machine. The device sports uncommon options such as a 15″ touchscreen for selecting settings, as well as a central brake and an integrated cable sweeps for mobility:
A5 is the first and only anesthesia machine that conforms to the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) Patient Care Domain (PCD) profile. At no additional charge, every A5 provides data output in the industry standard HL7 protocol. HL7, with the IHE PCD profile, is recognized among anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems as the demonstrated industry standard for unambiguous interoperability.
The A5 provides a range of advanced ventilation modes enabling effective care across different patient acuity types. Integrated spirometry offers additional information which enhances careful decision making.
The unique, auxiliary O2/Air Blender reduces the risk of surgical fires by controlling the oxygen concentration under the drape, near the patient’s head and chest.