A device that measures blood flow in the central circulation could save the NHS more than £500m a year, according to its British maker Deltex Medical.
The Cardio-Q ODM Oesophageal Doppler Monitor (ODM) is highly sensitive to changes in blood flows and measures them immediately and accurately. It changes the way doctors care for patients having major surgery or in intensive care by enabling them to intervene quickly and safely based on small changes in circulating blood volume, thereby avoiding the dangers of reduced oxygen delivery.
ODM-guided fluid management is a cornerstone of Enhanced Recovery, delivering better quality and more cost effective care that allows patients to recover from their surgery faster and leave hospital sooner and in better health than they otherwise would do. Deltex Medical has established a high quality evidence base supporting wide-scale use of its products on both clinical and economic grounds and is working with hospitals around the world to introduce ODM-guided fluid management into routine use.
Deltex Medical will be showcasing the ODM at the second Healthcare Innovation EXPO, taking place at London’s ExCel centre on 6 and 7 October.
Added the 12 July 2010 in category Innovation News