December 13, 2012

Medical oxygen is essential to performing life-saving surgeries anywhere in the world. Unfortunately it is frequently in short-supply in many hospitals in low-income countries. This is perhaps not surprising: hospitals in the US and other wealthy countries manufacture their own pure oxygen and pipe it into ORs through the wall, while low-resourced hospitals for the most part […]

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November 29, 2012

Our partners from the Johns Hopkins University Austere Anesthesia Health Outcome Research Group recently presented three posters on their work with Gradian’s UAM and medical devises in the developing world) at the International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia in Washington, D.C. on October 10-12. Poster Presentation: Designing Medical Devices for Austere Environments:The Role of Human Factors […]

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November 28, 2012

Gradian had the fortune of installing the first UAM in Rwanda, the “Land of 1,000 hills” in October. The quick but productive tripintroduced us to some wonderful people doing wonderful work. Our first stop was to the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) in Kigali, where we presented the UAM to 37 students enrolled in the Engineering World Health program. Students in […]

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May 14, 2012

The Universal Anaesthesia Machine has entered clinical use in four West African hospitals. From April 29 – May 4 the Gradian team traveled to Kumasi, Ghana, and Abuja, Nigeria, to train anaesthetists, nurse anaesthetists and biomedical engineers. Dr. Wiz Ashton, a consultant anaesthetist and UAM user at Poole Hospital in England, and Mr. Rob Dickinson, an internationally […]

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April 13, 2012

Gradian’s symposium at the WCA “Austere Anaesthesia: Improving Safety in Challenging Environments” was successful and well-attended. We were honored to have our 5 speakers present on a variety of critical issues relating to improving anesthesia delivery and surgical/perioperative care in low-resource settings. For those of you who were unable to make it to the session, we have posted […]

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April 5, 2012

The Universal Anaesthesia Machine was the subject of three presentations at the 15th WFSA World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Buenos Aires. Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM): An evaluation of a new anaesthesia workstation The Universal Anaesthesia Machine – experience in 2 large UK centres The Universal Anesthesia Machine: towards achieving MDG5 in Nepal

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March 23, 2012

New York City, New York and London, UK (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Gradian Health Systems LLC™ and the Lifebox Foundation, two non-profit organizations dedicated to saving lives through safer surgery, have partnered to improve perioperative care in low-resource hospitals that have inadequate anaesthesia and patient monitoring resources. Gradian is distributing the Lifebox pulse oximeter and education program, to all facilities using […]

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