NAVA. The ventilation technology for premature babies that is also groundbreaking for adult intensive care
Born 12 weeks too early with 50/50 chance at survival, Sabina Checketts has grown up to become a neonatal doctor herself, using new therapies and sophisticated technology to improve outcomes for premature babies. One such technique, invented by Getinge, utilises sensors to help babies on ventilators breathe more easily and naturally—and it's increasingly being used on adults. It's just one part of a quiet revolution in intensive care.
Based on a true story
Watch the mini-documentary about the groundbreaking ventilation technology NAVA and meet Sabina Checketts, the neonatal doctor born 12 weeks too early herself.
What if a patient’s brain signals could guide the ventilator
Imagine being able to see and deliver exactly what the patient wants, allowing their natural respiratory drive to control the ventilator. It’s now possible with our NAVA therapy, arguably the ultimate tool for personalized ventilation.
Are quiet alarms, real-time advice and AI the future of intensive care?
As the world population ages and medical staffs shrink, the wise use of technology in intensive care will be critical. Getinge is driving the evolution of smarter, more holistic intensive care units (ICUs). How all of these highly complex systems work together requires re-thinking the way intensive care providers wield technology.
Personalized ventilation – because every patient is unique
Every patient comes with special challenges. That is why we are committed to innovating personalized ventilation solutions that help protect the lungs and other organs. New tools and approaches that enable patients to get off the ventilator more quickly.
A concept for a quiet ICU
Together with leading industry partners, Getinge is showcasing innovative connectivity solutions for creating a more quiet and healing environment for the intensive care unit (ICU).
What is a ventilator and why is it needed?
In everyday life, breathing is so natural we don’t even think about it. Until suddenly it’s difficult. In such situations, the lungs may need additional support from a ventilator. But how do they work? And what makes some more advanced and effective than others? Watch this short film to find out.
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