Norman Regional Health System streamlines clinician workflow with Vapotherm® Units
Vapotherm’s Hi-VNI® Technology can be used to treat respiratory distress. Although individual results may vary, Vapotherm believes Norman Regional Health System’s story represents the impact Vapotherm’s Hi-VNI® Technology can have in a hospital setting.
Top 5 busiest Emergency Departments in Oklahoma
Norman Regional Health System is located just outside Oklahoma City and sees over 70,000 patients annually in its 44-bed ED. Patients in respiratory distress, such as those with COPD, Pneumonia, and general Dyspnea, are routine in that population.
NIPPV was often the front-line choice. However, for many of these patients, the mask-based therapy was uncomfortable. This led to patient non-compliance and increased staff workload.
Supporting clinicians with ease of use
Improving ED throughput with seamless patient transfer
Vapotherm Transfer Unit (VTU) assures continuity of care and admission options
Norman Regional uses the VTU to allow patients to remain on the therapy throughout the hospital. The technology also provides them options outside the ICU to disposition admitted patients. The VTU has a battery life of 60 minutes. The duration of gas sources depends both on the patients L/min and FiO2 needs.