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Transpulmonary pressure measurement for severe patients.

Dr. Jean-Michel Arnal, Senior Intensivist, Intercommunal Hospital, Var Departement, France

For the most severe patients, we like to add transpulmonary pressure measurement. It’s not so complicated to use. In my unit, even Fellows use it. It allows us to partition between the lung pressure and the chest wall components. This is very important for titrating the recruitment maneuver, and to set PEEP and tidal volume properly so that we ventilate the patient without injuring the lung.

INTELLiVENT-ASV is simple to handle for the user.

Dr. Jean-Michel Arnal, Senior Intensivist, Intercommunal Hospital, Var Departement, Toulon, France

INTELLiVENT-ASV is a complex mode with very advanced technology inside, but for the user it is very simple to handle.

INTELLiVENT-ASV ventilates according to your targets for etCO2 and SpO2.

Dr. Jean-Michel Arnal, Senior Intensivist, Intercommunal Hospital, Var Departement, France

You only have to determine the targets in terms of end tidal CO2 and SpO2 for the patient and the ventilator will do the rest.

Ventilation without change from the ICU to the MR suite.

Thomas Berlin , Director of Respiratory Care, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

You can take the patient on the HAMILTON-MR1 from the ICU down to the magnetic resident imaging suite for an MR study and not have to change a thing about the mechanical ventilation. And that is a true advantage because you are not risking lung de-recruitment and a patient setback, which would keep the patient in the hospital longer and make it more uncomfortable for them.

All ventilators have the same user interface

Thomas Berlin, Director of Respiratory Care, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

I would recommend the Hamilton Medical ventilators primarily due to the transferability of their operating platform. All ventilators have basically the same user interface, just in a different case. That makes the training of the staff very efficient.

Sensitive and responsive to the patient.

Thomas Berlin, Director of Respiratory Care, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

The first thing I look at regarding mechanical ventilators is patient safety and comfort. So one thing that has always impressed me about Hamilton Medical ventilators is their ability to be sensitive and responsive to the patient.

More responsive to the patients' inspiratory demand.

Thomas Berlin , Director of Respiratory Care, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

I am particularly excited about the turbine-driven line of ventilators that Hamilton Medical provides. Evidence shows that these machines are more responsive to the patients' inspiratory demand than the gas-driven machines.

A transport ventilator with the features of an ICU ventilator.

Thomas Burren, Chief Nurse Rega Jet, Rega Swiss Air Rescue, Zurich, Switzerland

The HAMILTON-T1 transport ventilator is very small and compact, but still has all the features of a conventional ICU ventilator.

With INTELLiVENT-ASV we gain time.

Laurent Buscemi, ICU Nurse, Intercommunal Hospital, Var Departement, France

We gain time by using INTELLiVENT-ASV, which we can use to accomplish other important tasks that take place in an ICU, such as taking care of the patients and providing essential medical care.

HAMILTON-C1 neo completes our high-end fleet for neonatal ventilation

Dr. Süha Demirakça, Senior Physician PICU & Pulmonology , Clinic for Pediatric Medicine Mannheim, Germany

The HAMILTON-C1 neo combines the performance of a NICU ventilator with a small footprint and a very reasonable price. It’s the ideal device to complete our high-end fleet for neonatal ventilation.

The leakage compensation is excellent.

Süha Demirakça, Senior Physician PICU & Pulmonology, Clinic for Pediatric Medicine, Mannheim, Germany

The leakage compensation of the HAMILTON-T1 is excellent and even better than in a conventional ICU ventilator. The patient is, even with high leakages, at all times optimally synchronized.

The P/V Tool can be used by anybody.

Dr. Ross Freebairn, Medical Director Intensive Care Services , Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hastings, New Zealand

We have used the P/V Tool to provide a mechanism of producing a repeatable recruitment maneuver, which can be done by anybody trained in the simple art of pushing buttons.

The HAMILTON-G5 is almost revolutionizing patient care.

Dr. Shaikh A. Hai , FACS, Chief of Surgical Critical Care, The Methodist Hospital, Houston (TX), USA

I think the HAMILTON-G5 is a unique machine and it is almost revolutionizing the way we as critical care physicians take care of our patients.

ASV adapts to the patients’ needs.

Ken Hargett , Director Respiratory Care, The Methodist Hospital, Houston (TX), USA

ASV adapts to the patient's needs by continuously adjusting the pressure needed while maintaining a safe ventilation range. It provides all levels of ventilation regardless what the patient’s needs are.

We use the P/V Tool for almost all ventilator patients.

Ken Hargett, Director Respiratory Care, Methodist Hospital, Houston (TX), USA

We use the P/V Tool to determine initial PEEP settings on almost all ventilator patients once they have been sedated for the intubation. We also use the recruitment portion of the P/V Tool a lot, particularly for patients who are having repeated atelectasis.

The same quality of ventilation during transport as at the bedside.

Dr. Ralf Huth , Senior Physician Interdisciplinary Pediatric ICU, Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Mainz, Germany

We use the HAMILTON-T1 for intrahospital transport and transfers to other hospitals. This ensures that the patient receives the same quality of ventilation during transport as at the bedside.

The HAMILTON-G5's trending of monitoring parameters is a big advantage.

Craig Jolly, Adult Clinical Education Coordinator , University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

What I like the most about the HAMILTON-G5s is probably the monitoring parameters and the ability to trend those in real time and up to 72 hours. I have been able to use that on a disease-specific basis and trend data that I couldn’t do before.

ASV helps us crafting the breath.

Craig Jolly, Adult Clinical Education Coordinator , University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

What ASV does for us as therapists is it allows us to make sure that we are crafting the breath in the absolutely best possible way for that patient at that time.

Once we learn one platform it transfers over to all of the other platforms.

Craig Jolly, Adult Clinical Education Coordinator, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

The Hamilton operating platform actually made my job as an educator and a clinical specialist a lot easier. Because once we learn one platform it transfers over to all of the other platforms. To the MRI ventilators, to the transport ventilators, to the neonatal side, in the EC and ICU, it all transfers over. So unlike anything else I have used before, once you learn the platform you can learn it and teach it in any area of the hospital or any area of ventilation.

The Dynamic Lung is easy to understand.

Craig Jolly, Adult Clinical Education Coordinator , University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

In my experience the Dynamic Lung is very helpful, because not everybody can always understand the numbers, especially inexperienced therapist. They cannot always understand the data, but they can understand the picture.

The HAMILTON-G5's leak compensation has been great.

Craig Jolly, Adult Clinical Education Coordinator , University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

The leak compensation has been great. It has been the best I have used so far. And I thought the upgraded bipap machines that we had before were really good as far as compensation until I started using the HAMILTON-G5s. It works really really well.

The ASV mode is like having a respiratory therapist at the bedside 24/7.

Heather Kelly, RRT, Manager of the Respiratory Care Department , Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital, Houston (TX), USA

We use the HAMILTON-C1 in our long-term acute care population. The ASV mode is like having a respiratory therapist at the bedside 24/7 and decreases the time needed to wean a patient from the ventilator.

HAMILTON-C3 is an all-in-one vent.

Kathy Lira , Neonatal Pediatric Education Coordinator, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

To a colleague I would recommend the HAMILTON-C3. It’s an all-in-one vent. It has great transport capabilities with the battery life and the turbine, and your patients, for the most part, never have to change to another ventilator.

The HAMILTON-C3 is a smart machine.

Kathy Lira, Neonatal Pediatric Education Coordinator, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

My biggest surprise when we began using the HAMILTON-C3s was how smart the actual machine is. It helps calculate the target tidal volume according to weight, for example.

Good quality care for our little patients with the HAMILTON-C3.

Robert Lopez , Director of Respiratory Care, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

We are very satisfied with the HAMILTON-C3. They have turned into the best ventilators that we have here in the hospital. The physicians love them. The staff loves them and, more importantly, we are able to provide good quality care for our little patients.

All of the modes that we need in our NICU

Robert Lopez, Director of Respiratory Care, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

The HAMILTON-C3 ventilators were selected for our NICU because they give us all of the modes that we need, the price met our budget needs, and we liked the ease of use, the battery life of the ventilator, and the ability to use them for transport to and from procedures.

Our physicians are very impressed with the disposable flow sensors.

Robert Lopez, Director of Respiratory Care, University Medical Center, Lubbok (TX), USA

Our physicians are very impressed with the disposable flow sensor, because there is no concern about cross contamination. They are single patient use and we don't have to worry about them being used again on another patient.

HAMILTON-C1 – small but mighty!

Jesko Mertha, Group Leader Clinic for Intensive Care Medicine, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Switzerland

Despite its compact size, the HAMILTON-C1 is a fully featured ventilator for use in almost any environment.

Milton

Milton, , Bonaduz, Switzerland

Hi, my name's Milton! You’re going to see a lot of me in the future because I stand for neonatal ventilation here at Hamilton Medical.

Using the P/V Tool to obtain optimum PEEP.

Camille Neville, Clinical Educator for the Respiratory Department, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

We recommend our respiratory therapists to use the P/V Tool as soon as they put the patient on the ventilator to obtain optimum PEEP. The therapists find it very helpful, especially on the sicker patients.

With the INTELLiVENT-ASV option, the HAMILTON-C3 belongs to the top class of ventilators

Matthias Parthe, Head of ICU Training and education, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

This compact all-rounder is easy to use and reliable, and has a user-friendly interface. With the INTELLiVENT-ASV option, the HAMILTON-C3 belongs to the top class of ventilators.

A compact all-rounder

Matthias Parthe, Head of ICU Training and education, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

This compact all-rounder is easy to use and reliable, and has a user-friendly interface.

Safe ventilation with INTELLiVENT-ASV

Matthias Parthe, Head of ICU Training and education, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

INTELLiVENT-ASV ensures safe ventilation, adapts quickly to changing patient conditions and provides optimum respiratory support within the specified framework.

IntelliCuff as a standard feature to prevent VAP

Sandra Rupp, Head of ICU Nursing Departement, Cantonal Hospital Grisons, Chur, Switzerland

We use IntelliCuff as a standard feature to prevent VAP in mechanically ventilated patients. IntelliCuff controls the cuff pressure automatically and regularly. This is a great help for us caregivers since we don’t have to check the cuff pressure manually every hour.

The HAMILTON-H900 humidifier simplifies condensation control.

Sandra Rupp, Head of ICU Nursing Departement, Grisons Cantonal Hospital, Chur, Switzerland

What’s great about the HAMILTON-H900 is that it is much easier to control condensation. I can choose the temperature in the tubes and adjust the setting manually on the device.

It is very handy to get the breathing set as one.

Sandra Rupp, Head of ICU Nursing Departement, Grisons Cantonal Hospital, Chur, Switzerland

It is very handy to get the breathing set as one. All we have to do is open the package, insert the complete set and connect it. It makes our job easier.

What surprised me the most about the HAMILTON-C1 was that the battery lasted for four hours.

Gail Spencer, Senior Respiratory Therapist, BridgePoint Hospital National Harbour, Washington D.C., USA

What surprised me the most about the HAMILTON-C1 was that the battery lasted for four hours. It made it easier to transport the patients without having to bag them and we can even take them outside.

HAMILTON-C1 for noninvasively ventilated patients.

Dr. Bernd Schucher , Senior Physician Pneumology, LungenClinic, Grosshansdorf, Germany

We like to use the HAMILTON-C1 for our noninvasively ventilated patients. The turbine provides a very high flow and the leak compensation works exceptionally well.

Very happy with INTELLiVENT-ASV's fast FiO2 reduction

Dr. Bernd Schucher, Senior Physician Pneumology, LungenClinic, Grosshansdorf, Germany

We use INTELLiVENT-ASV and I am very happy with the fast FiO2 reduction. I would love to see INTELLiVENT-ASV reducing FiO2 to 21% in the future. I think that Hamilton will make my wish come true.

Thanks to ASV, our crews can focus on setting up the patient.

Dr. Olivier Seiler , Deputy Medical Director (till 2014), Rega Air Ambulance, Zurich, Switzerland

ASV in particular has proven its worth in everyday use. Our crews are highly enthusiastic about it. They say that they don’t have to worry about the ventilation and can focus on setting the patient up.

We don't have to intubate certain babies just for transport

Trisha Degoyer, Life Flight Neonatal RN, Intermountain Life Flight, Salt Lake City (UT), US

To be able to use nCPAP with the HAMILTON-T1 is a huge advantage for us. We no longer have to intubate certain babies just for transport.

Provides safe and the best ventilation for babies

Bimari Treuren, Respiratory Therapy Clinical Supervisor , Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando (FL), USA

The HAMILTON-G5 has given us a lot of different options and features all of which are in great need in the NICU to make ventilation safe for the babies and to do the best ventilation you can give for them. Other ventilators that we tried did not have anywhere near the capacity to work on the neonates.

Independent with the HAMILTON-MR1.

Dr. Adrian Wäckerlin, Head of ICU, Grisons Cantonal Hospital, Grisons Cantonal Hospital, Chur, Switzerland

Until now, we ventilated our ICU patients during MRI scanning with an anesthesia ventilator. Therefore, we had to consult an anesthetist every time to handle the equipment. With the HAMILTON-MR1, we are now completely independent.

Hamilton Medical's ventilators help us increase our efficiency.

Dr. Adrian Wäckerlin, Head of ICU, Grisons Cantonal Hospital, Chur, Switzerland

Their ventilators help us to increase our efficiency by fulfilling three criteria: They are safe, that is, they do not pose a risk to the patient; they are effective, meaning that the ventilation therapy is beneficial to the patient; and they are economical, as ventilation therapy can be terminated very quickly.

Optimally suited to various patient groups.

Dr. Adrian Wäckerlin, Head of ICU, Grisons Cantonal Hospital, Chur, Switzerland

Hamilton Medical offers a wide range of ventilators. All users can find a system within the product range that is optimally suited to ventilate their particular patient group.

When we have to intubate a patient, we don’t have to switch out all the equipment.

Ricky Williams, Director of Respiratory Therapy, BridgePoint Hospital National Harbour, Washington D.C., USA

A very useful feature of the HAMILTON-C1 is definitely that we can use it as a BiPAP. When we have to intubate a patient, we don’t have to switch out all the equipment. That is a great plus.

Support by Hamilton Medical has been phenomenal.

Thomas Berlin, Director of Respiratory Care, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

The level of support has been phenomenal over the years. Our clinical representative for Hamilton Medical is always available and ensures that our staff is competent and comfortable with using this complex equipment that enhances our patients’ safety.

Hamilton Medical's clinical specialist is always available.

Camille Neville, Clinical Educator for the Respiratory Department, Florida Hospital, Orlando (FL), USA

I believe Hamilton Medical has one of the best support systems I have experienced. Hamilton Medical's clinical specialist are always available: I can call him anytime to ask questions. We really like that because the therapists need to feel supported when they are working with the ventilators.

Very pleased with the customer support from evaluation to after the purchase.

Robert Lopez, Director of Respiratory Care, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

We have been very pleased with the customer support from the time we did the evaluation all the way through the purchase, and even after the purchase. The sales reps and the clinical specialist have been very responsive to our needs.

I could not ask for better support.

Craig Jolly, Adult Clinical Education Coordinator, University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA

My experience with Hamilton Medical from start to finish has been excellent, from the sales people to the clinical specialists. I cannot say enough about how supportive they were and helpful. I could not ask for better support.

Technicians made great efforts to fulfill our wishes

Dr. Olivier Seiler, Deputy Medical Director (till 2014), Rega Swiss Air Rescue, Zurich, Switzerland

I found working with Hamilton Hamilton as a very co-operative process. The technicians worked hardly to fulfill our practice based wishes as well as possible. Even after the vents have been installed, they responded user’s feedback and made great efforts to realize further optimizations.

Our inputs were always welcome.

Thomas Burren, Chief Intensive Care Flight Nurse Rega Jet, Swiss Air-Ambulance Rega, Zürich, Switzerland

Our inputs were always welcome during the development of the HAMILTON-T1. We even had Hamilton Medical technicians on-site to take a look at what we wanted changed. I got the impression that no effort was spared. We called and they reacted instantly.

Intelligent automation technology to provide safer care

Bob Hamilton , President Hamilton Medical Inc., Reno (NV), USA

My father’s vision was to develop an autopilot for mechanical ventilation – a ventilator using intelligent automation technology to provide safer care for critically ill patients and makes life easier for the people who care for them.

Intelligent systems that support clinicians.

Jens Hallek, President Hamilton Medical AG, Bonaduz, Switzerland

We will continue to develop intelligent systems that best support clinicians to ventilate their patients - wherever they are.

Fascinated by the development of technologies that save human lives.

Thomas Laubscher, Medical Research Engineer, Hamilton Medical AG, Bonaduz, Switzerland

Since I started working for Hamilton Medical in 1987, I have been fascinated by the topic of ventilation and the development of technologies that serve mankind by helping sick people to heal as quickly as possible.

Advanced and intuitive humidifier

Jens Hallek, President Hamilton Medical AG, Bonaduz, Switzerland

Our intention was to develop an advanced humidifier that is ergonomic and intuitive to use and increases the efficiency in ventilation care.