European Market Report for Anesthesia Delivery Units 2016 – MedCore
In European markets, ADUs have typically been maintained with an effective lifespan of seven to nine years, though poor economic conditions affecting many public systems have caused many hospital facilities to extend this time, often to as long as ten to twelve years for high-complexity devices. Devices manufacturers are also increasingly consolidating with larger competitors, acquiring smaller players and incorporating their technology and products into their existing product catalogue.
- Year: 2016
- Scope: 2012-2022
- Region: Europe
- Published Date: 08/01/2016
- Pages: 74
- Type: MedCore
Anesthesia is the induction of a state characterized by insensitivity to pain and lack of awareness as achieved through the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations. The delivery of anesthetic is conducted and overseen predominantly by specialist physicians trained in the field of anesthesia, referred to as anesthesiologists or anesthetists. There are two broad categorizations of anesthesia delivery: general and local/regional. Under general anesthesia, there are two subtypes: intravenous (IV) and inhalation anesthesia. Since 2010, general anesthesia has been the primary method of anesthetizing patients for most major surgical procedures, with the vast majority of major procedures in Europe being performed under general anesthesia.
Anesthesia delivery units (ADUs) are used for the administration of general anesthesia through inhalation. They perform several functions, including mixing medical anesthetic gases and oxygen, controlling the flow of anesthetic gases, ventilating the patient and vaporizing certain anesthetic drugs. Centralized hospital gas supply connections and, less frequently, pressurized gas cylinders are used to deliver oxygen, nitrous oxide and other gases at high pressures into the device. The gas is then mixed with vaporized anesthetic agents like trilene, ether, halothane, fluorothane, desflurane, sevoflurane, etc., or is sent directly to reservoir bags. Traditionally, reservoir bags would be manually squeezed to pump the gas into the patients lungs. With modern equipment, this process is typically automated through the inclusion of an on-board ventilator.
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