Anaesthesia/Critical Care

  • Vital Signs Kurtis MSD™ Meconium Suction Device

    When seconds count and infant safety is paramount

    The Kurtis MSD, developed by a practicing neonatologist was specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of the suctioning procedure – quickly safely, efficiently and at less cost than conventional means.

    It requires no set up time at all. It comes pre-assembled and instantly ready for use. It requires only one person to operate as a suction catheter and can double as an artificial airway for positive pressure.

  • Vital Signs Light Wand™ Illuminating Stylet

    • Exceptionally bright light provides excellent verification of positioning even during difficult intubations
    • The surface temperature of the ET tube will not rise above 42°C
    • Lightweight for portability and storage
    • Flexible lighted stylet for use with or without a laryngoscope
    • No batteries to replace – light will function continuously for approximately three hours before being discarded
  • Vital Signs Limb-O™

    The Limb-O is a uni-limb circuit with a septum in the centre. The streamline design minimises the clutter of a two limb circle circuit. It can be used in both adults and paediatrics down to 4.5kg.

    It has three important benefits:

    • LIGHT WEIGHT – Less plastic means less weight and torque on the patient’s airway management device; Limb-O weighs 34% less than coaxial circle circuits and 25% less than traditional circle circuits.1
    • LOWER COMPLIANCE – The presence of a septum in Limb-O decreases compliance in the circuit to significantly increase delivered volume . . . without sacrificing drape.
    • THERMALLY EFFICIENT – Bench testing suggests the transfer of heat from the expiratory to the inspiratory limb of 6.2°C at 4L/min flow rates

    It also has the additional features available of internal or external CO² monitoring line.

  • Vital Signs Pi’s Pillow™

    Pi’s Pillow creates the ideal patient position for intubation.

    Comfort

    Pi’s Pillow is designed as a two-piece system, consisting of a removable cushion (on top) and a base (on bottom) that is very comfortable for the patient prior to induction.

    Positioning

    The design of the pillow calls for the slope side of the pillow to be beneath the patient’s shoulders and upper back, that is, the upper edge of the base should be under the atlanto-occipital joint.

    As soon as the patient loses consciousness the top cushion is removed or it is moved down according to the desired degree of head and neck extension. This stabilises the patient’s head and places the neck in the sniffing position to facilitate intubation, ventilation or insertion of a laryngeal mask.

    Material

    The pillow is latex-free and made of a high grade polyurethane foam. Each pillow comes vacuum packed for ease of storage.

    Sizes

    Available in Extra Large, Long; Extra Large, Short; and Large.

  • Vital Signs Respirgard II™ Medication Nebuliser

    • One-way flow valves and expiratory filter ensure caregiver protection
    • Optimal particle size for proper deposition
  • Vital Signs Vital Temp Monitoring Devices

    • A family of temperature monitoring options available from one source
    • Oesophageal scope with temperature – superior acoustic characteristics deliver enhanced heart and breath sounds while allowing core body temperature to be monitored.
    • Rectal/General purpose probe – designed for safe oesophageal, rectal or pharyngeal use.
    • Skin temperature probe – mylar backing protects the probe from cooling air currents, increasing placement options.
    • Dual channel temperature monitor – accepts either 400 or 700 series thermistor probes, permits monitoring of two sites simultaneously, permits ambient room temperature measurement and can function as an elapsed timer.
    • Liquid Crystal Display skin strip – accurately trends the patient’s skin temperature, displaying easy to read graphics in both Centigrade and Fahrenheit.