Streamlined User Experience Helps Emergency Personnel Save Lives
The Nectar user interface can help EMTs and emergency medical personnel more efficiently operate the RhinoChill non-invasive, trans-nasal cooling system to induce therapeutic hypothermia. Two out of three patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest die as a result of brain damage related to loss of blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
By using the RhinoChill system to lower patient brain temperature to induce mild hypothermia, health care professionals can significantly lessen the physical impact of ischemia/reperfusion events, which occur as a result of cardiac arrest and loss of blood flow during neurosurgical procedures. Nectar’s new user interface for the device, which won the 2012 Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Product of the Year category prize in the MEDTEC EMDT Innovation Awards, enables emergency personnel to more quickly and more easily operate the device, lowering patient brain temperature and improving survival rates for resuscitation survivors.