Gradian Health Systems is proud to join the Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA)—a partnership among the world’s leading ventilator manufacturers and suppliers—to support frontline healthcare workers access ventilator training resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, the alliance launched the VTA app to offer free mobile access to instructional how-to videos, manuals, troubleshooting guides, and other ventilator resources critical for supporting medical professionals treating patients with respiratory distress. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 20 percent of people with COVID-19 develop difficulty breathing and require hospital care, with the severest of patients needing support from ventilators.

The VTA app now features training and reference resources for the Gradian Comprehensive Care Ventilator (Gradian CCV), a portable mechanical ventilator that provides reliable support throughout the continuum of critical care and is designed to operate in challenging environments, such as those with unreliable power and access to oxygen.

The Gradian CCV has been in use across our markets in sub-Saharan Africa since 2018 and has been procured by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sierra Leone among others as part of national COVID-19 response efforts.

“High-quality training has always been a hallmark of Gradian Health’s model, is now more critical than ever,” said Gradian Health CEO Lina Sayed. “Accessibility is a key principle of our training approach and joining the alliance and the VTA app will help physicians and nurses using the Gradian CCV have one more way of having the training they need at their fingertips.”

The app is available for iOS and Android devices and allows users to favorite and download documents and videos to their device for viewing offline. This provides a key benefit to clinicians working in areas with unreliable internet access, enabling them to continue learning independent of infrastructure limitations.

In addition to the VTA app, users of the Gradian CCV can continue to access extensive product and clinical refresher trainings on topics such as hypoxemia and hypoxia on the Gradian Resource Training Center (www.gradianhealth.org/onlinetraining).

The VTA features training resources from more than 20 ventilator manufacturers and suppliers, including Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Medtronic, and Philips.

Download the app by visiting the Google Play store, the Apple App Store, or https://vta.allego.com.

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