Intelligent Ventilation solutions: devices,consumables, and digital solutions for the ventilation of all critically ill patients – from neonates to adults.

Ascom Digistat 7.2 (and beyond) provides a reliable alarm connection to the Hamilton Medical HAMILTON-G5/S1 and HAMILTON-C6 ventilators (also called DAS: Distributed Alarm System).

This solution contributes to a more silent medical environment in the hospital.

*Alarm fatigue can be defined by an exposition to such a large number of non-actionable alarms, that the nurses become desensitized to them (8). This can lead to increased risk of patient harm and dissatisfaction among patients and medical staff (8,10).

**The Ascom software as medical device (EU/EFTA Class IIb) interfaces to the HAMILTON-G5/S1 and HAMILTON-C6 ventilators as a DAS. The solution delivers a fully reliable alarm management system where the Ascom alarm management system receives full delegation of alarms from the HAMILTON-G5/S1 and HAMILTON-C6 ventilators. 


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Please visit the Hamilton Medical website or reach out to your local Ascom contact for up-to-date information. 

About Hamilton Medical

We live for ventilation technology that helps caregivers improve the lives of their critically ill patients. We believe that innovation is essential to meet the demands of critical care. To us, innovation is about realizing visionary new ideas and continuously improving existing products, always keeping patient safety and ease of use in focus.

We learn from our customers and from multi-disciplinary experts. And we invest in long-term research and development. We develop Intelligent Ventilation solutions: devices,consumables, and digital solutions for the ventilation of all critically ill patients – from neonates to adults.


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