Mindray has formally introduced the expanded Optimizer suite of functionality for the A7 Anesthesia Workstation to the North American market at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Congress in Washington, D.C. The Optimizer suite, standard on the A7, supports real time monitoring of anesthetic agent use during the OR procedure, assists in minimizing agent waste, and provides end-of-case consumption calculations. The user interface is integrated into the A7’s standard 15-inch touchscreen display for ease of access and use.

This suite of capabilities on the A7 can assist the staff in potentially reducing anesthetic agent usage and waste. It can also help protect the environment from harmful emissions. The new features can also help to improve clinical workflow to positively affect process efficiencies and can support cost-reduction initiatives in the operating room (OR).

In addition to the A7, Mindray featured its new Passport Series monitors, including the Passport 17m designed to meet the requirements of the high acuity OR. The Passport 17m supports the T1 Transport Monitor/Module, which provides the ability to monitor the patient continuously from pre-op through the post-op environments, minimizing patient cables changes and speeding workflow while helping to ensure continuous monitoring.

Mindray’s leadership in point-of-care ultrasound highlighted the TE7 Touch-Enabled Ultrasound System with live scanning during the meetings. Unlike many POC systems, the TE7 cuts the clutter with no keyboard, supporting rapid assessment, needle placement with iNeedle optimized visualization, and pain management with intuitive gestures. •