Events | March 18, 2017

Last month, Gradian sponsored and attended the biennial Africa Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP) conference in Maseru, Lesotho. Convening faith-based member organizations from 28 African countries, ACHAP enables knowledge sharing, partnership opportunities and advocacy among Christian Health Associations and Networks, which provide up to half of all health services across sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years, […]

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Events | January 11, 2017

Last month, a Gradian team travelled to Yaoundé, Cameroon, to attend the 32nd annual SARANF Conference (SARANF is the French-speaking African Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation). Every year, the conference gathers a community of anesthesia providers and advocates hailing from over 20 French-speaking African countries and beyond; all are eager to share scientific knowledge, learn from […]

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Service Notes | March 8, 2018

UAM Maintenance Procedure Video: Calibrating the Ventilator Flow Sensor from Gradian Health Systems on Vimeo. The ventilator’s flow sensor is a critical and delicate component of the ventilator. It is used to make all the breath measurements. This includes inspiratory and expiratory flows, airway pressures and tidal volume. The patient flow sensor requires calibration when […]

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Company News | January 4, 2017

Anaesthesia, the prestigious journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), has electronically pre-published a study of the UAM independently conducted by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Homerton Hospital in London and the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. In the words of the researchers, “The Universal […]

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Events | December 7, 2016

This week, Gradian went down to Washington, DC to participate in two important global health events. On 7 December, we joined the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for a committee meeting on “Global Health and the Future of the United States.” The meeting was organized as a platform to hear from leading topical […]

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October 17, 2016

Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we’re inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs. Our minds turn almost naturally to the game-changing inventions designed to cure or prevent disease; rarely do they conjure up those that sow the […]

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Service Notes | March 8, 2018

Recently we have received feedback from hospitals about the UAM oxygen concentrator shutting off intermittently.  The great news is that there is a very quick and easy fix!  A voltage stabilizer should be used with EVERY UAM!   The UAM is designed to operate on a 220 Volt electrical supply and it has a built in […]

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September 29, 2016

The Wall Street Journal’s Melinda Beck recently covered the topic of healthcare innovation in developing countries, citing Gradian as one of the ventures working to solve this pressing global health challenge. Read the full article here [paywall] and check out our excerpt below! The Challenge of Health-Care Innovation in Developing Nations Creating a low-cost innovation to solve a global […]

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Service Notes | March 8, 2018

You may have noticed that the knob on the halothane vaporizer on your UAM gets harder to turn over time. This is usually caused by an accumulation of thymol. Halothane decomposes over time causing the release of halides, which can corrode metal components, particularly in the presence of moisture. For this reason, a stabilizing agent, thymol, is […]

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