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Dräger Releases Perseus A500 Anesthesia Workstation in U.S.

Dräger has announced the release of the Perseus A500 anesthesia workstation, one of the largest development projects ever from Dräger. This device offers configurability, high-performance ventilation, enhanced ergonomics, and automation to support the workflow of the operating room. The new workstation was introduced at anesthesiology 2014, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

“Flexibility is a major advantage of the Perseus A500 anesthesia workstation,” says David Karchner, Dräger’s Director of Marketing in North America. “The Perseus A500 can be easily tailored to meet the needs of users, and thereby help them achieve departmental and hospital goals. It’s a powerful addition to an already solid anesthesia portfolio, which includes the Apollo and Fabius product families.”

The Perseus A500 offers a number of ergonomically enhanced features to support the workflows of clinicians, biomedical engineers and anesthesia technicians. A large, well-lit workspace keeps tools and supplies organized and within easy reach. For added convenience, there are large storage drawers, a pull-out writing tray that doubles as a drawer, various shelving options, and a number of hooks and rails.

Composed of just a few easy-to-assemble/disassemble components, the breathing system facilitates the cleaning process and helps reduce the amount of time required to maintain the device. Integrated cable management channels are designed to reduce the risk of infection and accidental disconnection. Hoses and cables are guided through designated channels to keep them well protected, organized, and easily accessible.

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