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VentWord: The VentWorld Newsletter

www.VentWorld.com
"Everything You Need to Know about Ventilators and Mechanical Ventilation"

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March 8, 2000 - Vol. 1, No. 2
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This Edition's Contents:
- Greetings
- VentWorld Wants YOU...!
- Top News
- Product News
- Brief Reports
- Did You Know?
- In the Works at VentWorld
- Upcoming Events


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GREETINGS
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Welcome to the second issue of VentWord, the newsletter for registered viewers of www.VentWorld.com. We thank the many thousands who have visited our web site, and especially those of you who have submitted suggestions, questions, comments and information to help us make our site more useful and interesting. This newsletter is published periodically to provide timely news and information of interest to all members of the mechanical ventilator community, including clinicians, patients, educators, researchers, manufacturers, distributors, after-market suppliers and others concerned with the development and use of mechanical ventilators.

VentWorld.com is the premier manufacturer-neutral website for everything you need to know about ventilators and mechanical ventilation. It presents information and graphical displays for the objective comparison of the major international makes and models of ventilators and accessories. It also provides community news and a forum for discussions of ventilator topics, and it lists extensive educational, clinical and research resources related to mechanical ventilation.

We hope you will enjoy this Newsletter and find it informative and useful. If so, please distribute it to any of your colleagues who may find it of interest. We solicit your suggestions and recommendations (feedback@VentWorld.com)!

Special greetings to those of you who visited with us at the December AARC meeting in Las Vegas, NV, or the February SCCM meeting in Orlando, FL. It was great to meet you, to show you our software products, and to get your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again, and to meeting more of our viewers soon!

David Borofsky, MD
Editor-In-Chief
news@ventworld.com


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VENTWORLD WANTS YOU...!
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Throughout our VentWorld website, you'll find many places where a simple mouse-click will allow you to e-mail us your suggestions, questions, or other feedback. Such feedback is one of the best ways for us to improve the services we offer. So, by helping us, you help the whole respiratory community. Please e-mail feedback@ventworld.com or contact us by phone: 888-511-2452 or +1-215-627-8146.


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TOP NEWS
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SPECIAL REPORT: CONTROVERSY FOLLOWS APPROVAL OF INHALED NITRIC OXIDE
[2/28/00] Health practitioners voice concerns over cost of gas...

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THERMO ELECTRON TO SPIN OFF MEDICAL PRODUCTS BUSINESSES IN REORGANIZATION
[1/31/00] Planned medical-products company, to include respiratory and pulmonary care product lines, will be independent public entity...

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MALLINCKRODT TO CONSOLIDATE RESPIRATORY MANUFACTURING
[1/25/00] Mallinckrodt has announced it will transfer critical care ventilator production from Carlsbad, California, to Galway, Ireland...

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PRODUCT NEWS
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SCCM ORLANDO EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS
[2/18/00] The 29th Educational & Scientific Symposium of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, February 11-15, 2000, featured far more than just state-of-the-art lectures and excellent Florida weather. VentWorld visited throughout the exhibit hall to report on innovative new products and enhancements to well-known critical care equipment...

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SCCM 2000 TALKS BY BRANSON, SLUTSKY, & OTHER VENT. EXPERTS NOW ON AUDIO TAPE
[3/2000] Missed the Symposium? Need to review? VentWorld recommends SCCM audio tape selections…

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SERVOMEX ANNOUNCES PARACUBE®, ALTERNATIVE TO ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN SENSORS
[2/14/00] Servomex Transducers, designers and manufacturers of gas analysis transducers for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), announced its latest oxygen transducer, the Paracube® paramagnetic oxygen sensor, with new technology said to eliminate the need for replacement and daily calibration...

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BRIEF REPORTS
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VENTILATION FOR ASTHMATIC PATIENTS DISCUSSED IN
LATEST "ADVANCE FOR MANAGERS OF RESPIRATORY CARE"

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NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL DISCUSSES NITRIC OXIDE FOR NEONATES, WITHDRAWING VENT SUPPORT AT END OF LIFE

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"ON THE GRAPEVINE": NEW VENTWORLD FEATURE TRACKS INTERNET DISCUSSION GROUPS

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DID YOU KNOW?
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…that you can access more than 25 clinical practice guidelines through VentWorld's Resources section? Sources include the American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care and the American Thoracic Society. Just click on the "Resources" button on any VentWorld page, then on "Professional," followed by "Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)." Choose the guideline you want from the list that appears, and go directly to it through the link provided.

Click here!


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IN THE WORKS AT VENTWORLD
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Eenie, meenie, miney, moe …

Have you ever needed to buy a piece of equipment - especially expensive capital equipment such as a ventilator - and had to rely on "gut feeling" to choose the vendor and model because you couldn't sort out all the pro's and con's of the ones available? Well, in about a month, VentWorld will be able to help you out of this dilemma by bringing you its purchasing decision tool, VentChoice.

After you have narrowed the number of acceptable candidates to the final few, VentChoice will let you make your choice from among them. First, you list all factors you think will bear on your purchase, or use the default set we provide. Then you weight the importance of each factor or subfactor, objectively or subjectively. The program then determines which is the "best" selection relative to the factors and weights you picked.

VentChoice lets you objectively sift through subjective considerations to come up with a rational decision you can feel good about. It also provides a way of documenting and explaining your decisions to others in your organization. Look for it on VentWorld!


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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Here are some events that may be of interest to you. Go to the
Calendar Section of VentWorld.com for a more complete list:

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Mar 10, 2000: San Diego, CA, USA
UCSD Seminar: Applying Advanced Ventilator Technology

Mar 15-16, 2000: San Francisco, CA, USA
The Fifth Annual Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
Conference and Exhibition

Mar 16-18, 2000: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mechanical Ventilation Symposium and Workshop for Critical Care Providers

Mar 21-24, 2000: Brussels, Belgium
International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Mar 28, 2000:
Early-Bird Registration Deadline for ATS 2000

Mar 30-Apr 4, 2000: Napa Valley, CA, USA
Nat'l Assoc. for Med. Direction of Respiratory Care,
23rd Annual Educational Conference

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List your event notice on VentWorld.com! Send details, with your name and
contact information, including email address and phone number, to
events@ventworld.com,
Or Click here!

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