Midwest Products & Engineering (MPE) announced today that it has launched the an emergency response cart to solve ventilator workflow issues related to the urgent treatment of COVID-19 patients.
The Milwaukee-based design and manufacturing provider to medical device and technology companies said it received valuable input from healthcare partners about the immediate need for a medical cart that could support various ventilators and their respective workflows.
MPE went from napkin sketch to market ready product in only 10 days, according to the company. For workflow compatibility, the cart features features all-inclusive device shelf, basket, total lock medical-grade casters and three mounting rails to hold the ventilator circuit arm, humidifier and other necessary equipment. It can also carry oxygen tanks for transport of a ventilated patient or for use in locations that lack an oxygen supply. Made in the U.S., the cart ships fully assembled for rapid deployment and immediate field use.
MPE president & CEO Hank Kohl said the entire organization has rallied to meet the challenges that manufacturers of medical equipment are facing to meet the urgent needs of healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19.
“We have resolved to be part of the solution,” Kohl said in a news release. “From initial concepts to full volume production, MPE has delivered a medical cart optimized to support over 90% of ventilators. In addition, we are working with all of the major medical distribution partners in order to get these ventilator carts to end users as quickly as possible.”