“Suitcase” Intensive Care Unit Advances Trauma Treatment and Transport
Integrated Medical Systems, Inc., (IMS) a medical technology systems integrator that is transforming the effectiveness of critical care, tasked Nectar with developing a portable life support system for improving the treatment and transport of patients who have sustained injuries related to a major trauma. Known as a “suitcase” intensive care unit (ICU), the Life Support for Trauma and Transport (LSTAT) system needed to integrate critical patient monitoring and lift support systems within a compact, portable unit that folds down to the size of a suitcase.
Integrating Multiple Medical Devices/Equipment in a Portable Unit
The LSTAT system needed to integrate a ventilator, vital signs monitor, five fluid infusion pumps, and a fluid warmer with electrical power, breathable oxygen, data storage, transmission, and unified control-and-display systems. In addition to facilitating this substantial amount of systems integration, Nectar had to achieve it within a single compact, collapsible unit that paramedics and emergency medical technicians could carry with them when responding to medical emergencies involving traumatic injuries.
All-in-One Life Support Solution for Trauma and Transport
Nectar designed and engineered the LSTAT Lite system as an all-in-one life support solution for trauma treatment and transport by incorporating the capabilities of a hospital ICU suite within a portable, mobile system. Critical care capabilities that have been incorporated in the LSTAT Lite system include ventilation, oxygen delivery, fluid/drug infusion, suction, defibrillation, physiological monitoring, blood chemistry analysis, data logging, communications, power, and data management systems. First responders can use the LSTAT Lite system to treat and transport trauma patients.
LSTAT Lite Improves Patient Outcomes
The LSTAT Lite system is revolutionizing trauma patient response, treatment, and transport by providing an integrated, portable, medical care platform that improves patient outcomes. Because the system enables high-quality continuity of care during initial patient treatment through transport to the hospital, it is helping emergency care professionals decrease mortality, disabilities, and complications in trauma-related injuries.