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Saving and Sustaining Lives in the Intensive Care Unit

Discover how we’re supporting patients and clinicians in the most challenging conditions.


Find Out How

Discover how we’re supporting patients and clinicians in the most challenging conditions.

Find Out How

Serving the Intensive Care Unit

At the Intersection of Recovery and Results

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) moves fast. It takes actionable insights, timely interventions and a strong focus on efficiency to help these critical patients stabilize and recover as quickly as possible. We believe greater outcomes start with greater connections, so we design our solutions for the ICU to deliver exactly that — and, ultimately, to help you save and sustain lives.

You’re Committed to Caring for Your Patients.
We're Committed to Caring for You.

Staffing shortages. High-acuity patients. Rising patient-to-nurse ratios. ICU clinicians are at the forefront of today’s challenging healthcare conditions. We see you — and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

How do we do it? By focusing our innovations on practical solutions to help:

  • Reduce the burden on nurses and other ICU care team members
  • Improve workflow efficiency so you can keep your focus where it counts
  • Protect staff safety — especially in high-pressure settings like the ICU

Read on to explore all the ways we’re supporting the ICU. Then reach out to discuss how we can do it for you.


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Reduce ICU Staff Burden

The ICU is a challenging environment — and we are here to support the clinicians at the heart of it. When care teams can center their focus and activities around patient care, rather than administrative tasks and endless distractions, the possibilities for saving and sustaining lives are endless.

Reduce Alarm Fatigue

Is alarm overload affecting your team? Cut through the noise and elevate what’s urgent to help your clinicians focus on patient care. With our Voalte Alert & Alarm Management solution, you can:

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and consolidate alert & alarm activity for near-real-time analysis


with customizable rules to determine which patient alarms are clinically relevant


care teams of actionable medical alarms and events in an easy-to-use mobile app


waveforms, vitals and trends at your fingertips through Voalte Patient Data Visualization applications

Help reduce alarm fatigue and help your clinicians spend their time on what they love — caring for patients.

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Optimize Workflows

In the ICU, your physicians, nurses and staff need to flex and shift on a moment’s notice — and they need equipment that can help them do it. We design our ICU solutions to support the unique needs of your most critical patients — and the hard-working clinicians caring for them.

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Smart Beds

including built-in features to help patients breathe easier, protect their skin and get them up and moving sooner

Equipment Booms

with interchangeable modules and accessories you can attach to all four sides


that are easy to move and position where you need them

For peak performance in these high-acuity care settings, count on flexible equipment that goes where you need it.

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Improve Staff Safety

We know your staff members are your most valuable resources. That’s why we design our solutions to help you keep them safe while they do the same for your patients.

Improve Staff Safety with Real-Time Precision Locating

Violence against clinicians has long been a pressing concern for the healthcare industry – with violence in healthcare about four times more prevalent than in any other industry.1 The right technologies can help support a safer environment.

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Duress Buttons

Alert the right response teams to unsafe scenarios at the touch of a button

Real-Time Staff Locating

Further improve safety by tracking staff locations for quicker responses to duress alerts

Count on precise locating and easy-to-use duress alarms to help you protect your teams.

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Protect Clinicians with Safe Patient Handling

We believe safety and mobility should go hand in hand — and that applies to clinicians as well as patients. Our safe patient handling solutions can help you safely mobilize patients without risking injury or requiring more clinicians than necessary. Our safe patient handling solutions include:

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Overhead Lifts

Always at hand to help you mobilize patients safely and easily

Mobile Lifts

To bring safe patient handling support wherever you need it

Slings and Accessories

To best support each unique patient and environment

Protect your clinicians while they protect your patients. Our safe patient handling solutions can help.

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Therapeutic Patient Support

We know you don’t breathe easier until your patients do. Count on our timely, clinically proven respiratory therapies to help avoid complications, keep airways clear and improve patient outcomes in your ICU.

Reduce Pulmonary Complications

When patients have pulmonary complications, it typically means more time spent in the ICU and added costs for hospitals. Oscillation & lung expansion (OLE) therapy has been proven to address this challenge in many ways, including:

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Overall relative reduction in postoperative pulmonary complications2

2 Day

Reduction in ICU LOS2


Reduction in time on a ventilator2

With the right therapies, you can avoid these costly complications and keep your patients moving toward recovery. Help reduce pulmonary complications and get your ICU patients off ventilators and breathing on their own with respiratory therapy.

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Diversify Your Therapies

The ever-changing critical care area calls for comprehensive airway clearance strategies. When our customers combine both oscillation & lung expansion (OLE) therapy and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) into one comprehensive airway clearance protocol, they have seen results across the hospital with multiple patient types.

Patient in ICU

3.4 day

Hospital LOS reduction with bronchopulmonary hygiene protocol with pneumonia patients3,4

1 day

ICU LOS reduction with volume expansion protocol with trauma patients5

1.12 day

Reduction in average time on the ventilator with CTICU protocol with post-surgical cardiac patients6

With more options for respiratory therapy, you can expand your respiratory therapists’ possibilities for critical decision-making and care planning.

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Early Mobility Enhancement

In the ICU, movement is key to stability. Help your high-acuity patients recover more quickly by getting them moving earlier and often. We can help.

Support Early Mobility

Immobility in the ICU is associated with muscular atrophy, delirium, pulmonary issues, skin breakdown, bacterial infections and depressive moods.7 Early mobility programs have been shown to be safe, feasible and effective for ICU patients. In fact, a study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic with 637 neurology ICU patients found that a progressive mobility program (featuring in-bed pulmonary therapy) led to:


Reduction in LOS8


Reduction in overall hospital LOS8


Reduction in ventilator days8


Reduction in overall hospital LOS8

Help your ICU patients get moving earlier and often with critical care equipment designed for safe early mobility and better patient outcomes.

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Pressure Mitigation

Immobility is common in the ICU. Complications like pressure injuries don’t have to be. We can help you protect your patients’ skin integrity and keep them on the path to recovery with specialized ICU beds and surfaces.

Reduce Pressure Injuries

When you’re helping patients recover, the last thing you need is a pressure injury working against them. Yet hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) are a growing concern in intensive care and beyond:

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2.5M Patients

Develop HAPIs annually, representing 8.3% of hospital admissions9,10

$3.3B - $11B

Estimated annual cost of care from pressure injuries9,10

To help reduce pressure injuries and help improve clinical outcomes, rethink your equipment. The right ICU beds and surfaces can help.

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