Vizient, Inc. released three new evidence-based reports providing a comprehensive overview and guidance to hospitals on the appropriate implementation of emerging innovative technologies for helping to care for COVID-19 patients. These reports, targeted at hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, address immediate needs for the care of patients during the crisis.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment where hospitals are being compelled to consider novel technologies that can help them manage their patients more efficiently and improve outcomes,” said Joe Cummings, technology program director at Vizient. “These reports provide insight to help health care providers identify and evaluate new technologies that may be vital in the fight against COVID-19.”
Devices to Assist Ventilator Weaning in COVID-19 Patients
With mechanical ventilation often required in seriously ill COVID-19 patients, weaning patients from ventilators can be a prolonged process complicated by disuse atrophy of the respiratory muscles. Studies have shown that 30%