Smiths Medical announced today it has joined several of the world’s other ventilator manufacturers in the Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) to support frontline medical providers access to a centralized repository of ventilator training. The content can be found in a mobile app managed by Allego.
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“Smiths Medical is proud to be a part of the VTA by providing training for our ventilators through the Allego app,” said Jeffrey Hohn, Vice President, Global Product and Commercial Excellence, Strategy and M&A at Smiths Medical. “Improving healthcare around the world is the foundation of our mission. During this critical time, we understand healthcare professionals need ventilator information quickly and the app enables the right care delivered to their patients, quickly.”
The VTA app connects respiratory therapists, nurses and other medical professionals with ventilator training resources from alliance member companies. Included in the app are instructional how-to videos, manuals and troubleshooting guides critical to treating patients suffering from COVID-19 related respiratory distress.
Ventilators play a critical role in the management of patients who require respiratory assistance due to a severe illness, such as COVID-19. Speed and ease of access to ventilator training could have a direct impact on patients’ health during the COVID-19 crisis.
Content on the VTA app can be accessed on iOS and Android devices — even in environments with little to no Wi-Fi access — or from a web browser. The app provides healthcare professionals multi-language closed captioning and mobile background audio when multitasking.
How to Access the Ventilator Training Alliance Hub
The app is provided at no cost to medical professionals. To download the Ventilator Training Alliance knowledge hub application, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play store, or access the hub from any web browser.
Watch a video overview of the VTA app.
About the Ventilator Training Alliance
The Ventilator Training Alliance provides a library of training and product resources for medical professionals. Created through a partnership between ventilator manufacturers, including Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Medtronic, Nihon Kohden, Smiths Medical, and Philips, and powered by Allego, the central knowledge hub provides free mobile access to video tutorials, instruction manuals, and other training materials for equipment that is critical to helping clinicians treat patients suffering from COVID-19 related respiratory distress.
If you are a ventilator manufacturer and would like to join the alliance, please send your request to: VTA-Join@allego.com.
About Smiths Medical
A leading supplier of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. For more information, visit www.smiths-medical.com.
About Smiths Group
A global technology company that has been operating for nearly 170 years, delivering products and services for the medical technology, security & defence, general industrial, energy and space & commercial aerospace markets worldwide. Smiths Group plc employs c. 23,000 colleagues in over 50 countries and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit www.smiths.com.