Due to patient surges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare providers scrambled to secure life-saving equipment such as ventilators. This unprecedented demand strained the production capabilities of leading medical equipment manufacturers. While manufacturers ramped up production, they simply could not meet the excessive demands. One manufacturer that was able to augment the ventilator market to address the specific needs of Covid-19 patients was Philips Healthcare. The Philips Trilogy EV300 ventilator has proven to be beneficial during the Covid-19 pandemic due to its dual non-invasive and invasive capabilities, mobility, and long battery life.
In addition, the FDA tried to help by moving up their approval timelines for medical equipment. For example, they allowed Philips to add high flow therapy (HFT) capabilities to the Philips V60 ventilator. HFT has proven to be a beneficial therapy for Covid-19 patients. Other HFT devices, such as Vapotherm’s Precision Flow Plus, are in high demand as well.
Subsequently, USME has noticed an increased demand for routine hospital equipment in standard inpatient rooms, such as patient monitors, infusion pumps and oxygen concentrators, as these are being moved to set up temporary or additional ICUs.
US Med-Equip has responded quickly to the increased demand for movable medical equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic by continuing to honor our commitment to our hospital partners in the following ways:
We have worked hard to be able to continue to provide high-quality medical equipment to our hospital partners in their time of need, and we are proud to be able to work together with our partners to accomplish our mission to promote the healing process for the patients they serve.
US Med-Equip (USME) partners with top hospitals across the nation to provide the highest quality movable medical equipment for patients in their care. USME, an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing company, supplies quality-certified equipment rented, sold, maintained and managed using the latest technology to help healthcare providers focus on their patients’ healing.