CareFusion Highlights Patient Safety, Actionable Data, Emergency Preparedness at American Association for Respiratory Care

CareFusion Highlights Patient Safety, Actionable Data, Emergency Preparedness
            at American Association for Respiratory Care Congress

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading
global medical technology company, today unveiled new products and highlighted
the patient safety benefits of its ventilation and respiratory technology
portfolio at the 59th International Respiratory Convention and Exhibition of
the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress.


CareFusion provides a comprehensive respiratory portfolio that can help
clinicians optimize workflow efficiencies, support best practice strategies,
promote patient use compliance and turn extensive data into actionable

"CareFusion takes a comprehensive look at our customers' respiratory needs
across their hospitals and health systems to implement the right respiratory
and ventilation systems for each of their unique goals and priorities," said
Kevin Ketzel, general manager Respiratory Technologies for CareFusion. "We
have tools to simplify the vast amounts of data generated by ventilators and
respiratory devices, which creates a dashboard to improve both patient safety
and compliance to best practice protocols."

New products on display include the Ventilator Associated Event (VAE)
application for the CareFusion Respiratory Knowledge Portal. This new
technology provides a dashboard that displays near-real time patient condition
baselines, reporting thresholds and markers of protocol anomalies in an
easy-to-read format. The VAE app makes information available to enable
clinicians to see what patients are at risk of developing a ventilator
associated condition as defined by the National Healthcare Safety Network
(NHSN) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) new standards
and definitions for surveillance of ventilator-associated events (VAE),
including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).

"Mission Regional's focus on continuous quality improvement for ventilated
patients using CareFusion's Respiratory Knowledge Portal gave us an invaluable
opportunity to improve outcomes for ventilator patients and foster
unprecedented cross-functional teamwork," said Susan Barlow, MHA, RRT, NPS,
CPFT, CPHQ, director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Mission Regional Medical
Center in Mission, Texas. "The VAE app on the CareFusion Knowledge Portal has
brought Mission Regional efficient and concurrent surveillance of multiple
reports presented in near real-time – a comprehensive bedside view from our

Also being launched at the show is the AirLife^® Misty Fast^™ disposable
small-volume nebulizer (SVN) that delivers efficacious drug (drug within
respirable range of one to five microns) significantly faster than four other
SVNs tested, according to a CareFusion study. The study also found the rate of
inhaled efficacious drug and the inhaled respirable mass per breath were both
significantly higher for the AirLife Misty Fast SVN than the other SVNs

The AirLife^® manual self-inflating resuscitation devices II are also on
display for the first time at the AARC Congress. The devices are designed with
a lightweight textured bag for secure handling and user comfort. The clear
valve housing provides an unobstructed view of the valve operation while the
360 degree swivel connector helps improve device positioning for patients. The
oxygen tubing includes a universal connector for easy connection to an oxygen

For pulmonary function testing, CareFusion is unveiling the new Vmax^® Vyntus
SPIRO, that works with a stationary PC within your facility, and configures
with a laptop computer transforming it into a portable and precise spirometry
station. The versatile Vmax Vyntus SPIRO integrates fully and takes advantage
of the new workflow and quality driven SentrySuite^® software from CareFusion.

In addition to its portfolio of ventilators and respiratory products in the
exhibit booth, CareFusion's LTV^® Series ventilators will be highlighted in a
hands-on workshop on emergency preparedness at the Congress. The lightweight,
low profile design of the LTV Ventilator incorporated into the LTV Rolling
GoPack makes it ideal for portability and emergency situations where critical
care invasive and non-invasive ventilation features are needed.

To learn more about CareFusion's ventilation and respiratory portfolio, visit
CareFusion at booth #421. The AARC Congress is being held tomorrow through
Tuesday at the Anaheim Convention Center.

About CareFusion Corporation

CareFusion(NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care
industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the
safety and quality of care. The company develops industry-leading technologies
including Alaris®infusion pumps, Pyxis®automated dispensing and patient
identification systems, AVEA®, AirLife® and LTV® series ventilation and
respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined® services for data mining
surveillance, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of
products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs
approximately 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may
be found at

SOURCE CareFusion Corporation

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