Sphere Medical announces compatibility of Proxima bedside blood gas analyser with Philips IntelliVue patient monitors

Sphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that its Proxima™ bedside blood gas monitoring system is compatible with Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitoring Systems through the Philips IntelliBridge Interface Module.

As a patient dedicated system, Proxima is always connected to the patient via their arterial line and ready to go instantly.

Sphere Medical’s Proxima is an acute respiratory and metabolic monitoring system used in critical care settings which supports proactive patient care, particularly at critical times. It enables rapid and frequent blood gas, glucose and electrolyte measurements directly at the bedside without the caregiver leaving the patient. Philips compatibility means that Proxima’s results can be recorded and displayed alongside other critical monitoring information, such as blood pressure, ECG, EEG, respiratory rate, cardiac output and temperature. Such consolidated information gives a comprehensive patient overview, enhancing patient management. With the increasing adoption of electronic data record systems in critical care settings, Philips compatibility will also give Proxima customers a very simple means of integrating their data into electronic medical record systems (EMR).

Commenting on the additional point-of-care connectivity functionality of the Proxima bedside blood gas analyzer, Wolfgang Rencken, CEO of Sphere Medical said:

We are extremely pleased with the confirmation that Proxima is compatible with Philips IntelliVue patient monitors through the Philips IntelliBridge EC10 medical device interfacing module. Many of our customers use Philips monitoring and data management systems and this connectivity further helps the practical implementation of Proxima as an acute respiratory and metabolic monitoring device in critical care settings.

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