SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion  (NYSE: CFN ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the ReVel™ ventilator, a new high performance, portable device designed for pediatric to adult (min. 5Kg) patients who require breathing support during transport.
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The ReVel ventilator is a complementary addition to CareFusion’s Alternate Care portfolio, including emergency and military respiratory care, which is focused on helping clinicians improve patient care, optimizing ventilator therapy and reducing costs. Specifically, the ReVel has the capability to manage the most critical, intubated and non-invasively ventilated patients from the initial point of emergency, during transport and through the hospital allowing for potentially lifesaving ventilation during transport. The ReVel weighs 9.5 pounds compared to the typical 20+ pound systems. Its small size and ergonomic design mounts easily in ground and air emergency vehicles, including ambulances, helicopters and military aircraft.
The ReVel is the second palm top ventilator to be released by CareFusion. In December 2010, CareFusion launched the first in its series, the EnVe® ventilator, a high-performance critical care device that weighs 9.5 pounds, more than 70-80 pounds lighter than other ventilators with similar functions. The ReVel and EnVe ventilators are engineered with CareFusion's patented ActivCore™ gas delivery system—the basis for their powerful, compact design. The palm top v