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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, utilizes 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.

Find more about NAVA

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.

We're talking about information that helps doctors and nurses synthesize not just how one organ system is working, but how organ systems are working together.

Read the full article about the future of the ICU

Getinge and partners showcase connectivity solutions for the Quiet ICU of the future

The ICU can be an extremely stressful and intimidating environment for patients, family members and clinicians.

Over the past few years, Getinge has worked closely with leading industry partners and standardization organizations to find solutions to the challenges of alarms and alarm fatigue in the ICU.

In the Quiet ICU concept, we are focusing on redirecting audible alarms from the patient bedside to the relevant clinician while the medical equipment remains silent.

Read more and watch a video demonstration of a Quiet ICU

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.

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Getinge Quiet ICU

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).

Getinge ICU solution

Achieve tangible outcomes in intensive care

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a critical and costly environment. We focus on developing user-friendly and reliable solutions that help you achieve tangible and cost-effective patient outcomes for difficult-to-treat patients.

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.

All references

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  2. Goligher EC, Dres M, Fan E Mechanical Ventilation-induced Diaphragm Atrophy Strongly Impacts Clinical Outcomes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018;197(2):204-213.

  3. Delisle, et al. Sleep quality in mechanically ventilated patients: comparison between NAVA and PSV modes. Ann Intensive Care. 2011 Sep 28;1(1):42

  4. Liu et al. Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist versus Pressure Support Ventilation in Difficult Weaning. Critical Care 2019