Ventilator Manufacturers Unite to Form Ventilator Training Alliance and Create App to Help Frontline Medical Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic
Several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers have formed a Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) and partnered with Allego to create a mobile app that frontline medical providers can use to access a centralized repository of ventilator training resources. Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Medtronic, Nihon Kohden, and Philips have joined this humanitarian training coalition. The VTA app – powered by learning and readiness platform provider Allego – connects respiratory therapists, nurses and other medical professionals with ventilator training resources from alliance member companies, including instructional how-to videos, manuals, troubleshooting guides, and other ventilator-operation expertise critical to helping responders treat patients suffering from COVID-19-related respiratory distress.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200415005375/en/
(Photo: Business Wire)
“We can help overcome this pandemic by collaborating across companies, agencies and industries to deliver smart solutions that add value and reduce stress for frontline healthcare heroes when every minute matters,” said Patrick Berges, chair of the VTA and vice president of commercial capabilities, which is part of the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group at Medtronic. “This training alliance is a great example of that collaborative spirit. Being able to share content from a variety of ventilator manufacturers all in one place ensures that hospitals can quickly access information they may need to accelerate putting life-saving ventilators to use.”
Ventilators play a critical role in the management of patients who require respiratory assistance because they cannot breathe effectively due to a severe illness, such as COVID-19. Speed and ease of access to ventilator training could have a direct impact on patients’ health during the COVID-19 crisis.
Content on the VTA app can be accessed on iOS and Android devices — even in environments with little to no Wi-Fi access — or from a web browser. The app provides healthcare professionals multi-language closed captioning and mobile background audio when multitasking.
“The Allego platform was built to give professionals access to learning, content and collaboration in this time of need, and there’s never been a greater need for emergency training of medical staff than now,” said Yuchun Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Allego. “We’re honored to partner with these ventilator manufacturers to provide this all-in-one knowledge resource to healthcare staff. Every one of the professionals working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a hero in our eyes.”
How to Access the Ventilator Training Alliance Hub
The app is provided at no cost to medical professionals. To download the Ventilator Training Alliance knowledge hub application, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play store, or click here to access the hub from any Web browser.
Watch a video overview of the VTA app.
About the Ventilator Training Alliance
The Ventilator Training Alliance provides a library of training and product resources for medical professionals. Created through a partnership between ventilator manufacturers, including Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Medtronic, Nihon Kohden, and Philips and powered by Allego, the central knowledge hub provides free mobile access to video tutorials, instruction manuals, and other training materials for equipment that is critical to helping clinicians treat patients suffering from COVID-19 related respiratory distress.
If you are a ventilator manufacturer and would like to join the alliance, please send your request to: VTA-Join@allego.com.
Allego is a software provider that ensures employees have the skills and timely knowledge to succeed in their jobs. Using Allego, employees can learn, collaborate, and share content, all within an easy-to-use mobile app. Companies can quickly create and share fresh, bite-sized content so employees across departments and geographies have access to consistent information. Hundreds of thousands of professionals use Allego to onboard faster, deliver consistent messaging, rapidly adopt best practices, coach and practice more frequently, and collaborate more effectively. To learn more about Allego, please visit www.allego.com.
Matter on behalf of Allego
About Business Wire
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Next generation of DataOps, provided by Datalytyx, now available through Snowflake Partner Connect Program!5.6.2020 12:10:00 EEST | Press release
Datalytyx today announced an expanded partnership with Snowflake, the Cloud Data Platform, that enables the next generation Datalytyx DataOps for Snowflake platform to be deployed for a 2 week trial on Snowflake. Customers can orchestrate the ingestion of data from many on-premise and cloud platforms via 3rd party data tools, model data easily, automatically test those models as part of their pipelines, launch AI/ML models and enable the consumption of data to deliver immediate stakeholder value. As a great example, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, BOC, the UK market-leading gas supply company for delivery of healthcare oxygen, has faced unprecedented demand, from equipping Nightingale hospitals to delivering O2 cylinders in homes. Datalytyx have deployed their DataOps for Snowflake platform to help BOC manage their cylinder stock and logistics data, for all types of gases, to increase production efficiency and provide best-in-class customer service. “Datalytyx said they could
Pegasus Development AG: Green Light for Multiple Production Sites Worldwide5.6.2020 10:27:00 EEST | Press release
Announcement: Expansion of the Pegastril-Nuevo production facility Under the leadership of board member Roberto Spano, the management of Pegasus Development AG has decided to further expand Pegastril-Nuevo production facilities. New production facilities will be set up at several locations across the world and the site in Turkey is being expanded. These investments will also create new jobs. The takeover and expansion of the following production facilities are planned in all 20 countries of Latin America, as well as France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tome, and Mongolia. The demand for disinfectants has skyrocketed as a result of the coronavirus. Especially high revenues are expected from products which are based on vegetable surfactants and are alcohol-free, such as Nuevo. This was the decisive factor in the management's decision to further expand the quantity and range of Nuevo pro
In COVID-19, Pudu Robotics Provides Non-contact Delivery Service in Hundreds of Hospitals Worldwide5.6.2020 10:00:00 EEST | Press release
During COVID-19, hundreds of Pudu Robotics’ robot Pudubot is offering delivery service in hospitals worldwide. This non-contact delivery service by Pudubot helps avoid the spread of virus. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200605005095/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) After the outbreak of COVID-19, the pandemic with the characteristic of human-to-human transmission, a large number of hospitals and restaurants are seeking help from Pudu Robotics out of an urgent need for non-contact delivery. Pudu Robotics responded positively by devoting robots to several hospitals in Seoul, South Korea, Beijing, China, Wuhan, China and so on. Because Pudu Robotics’ robots are fully automatic, they can achieve the delivery process all by themselves, which reduces contact between people and effectively prevents the spread of the virus. Pudubot is equipped with multi-sensor and positioning and navigation technology. With large-capacity
IDEMIA and BBVA Partner to Launch Spain’s First Payment Card Made of Recycled PVC5.6.2020 10:00:00 EEST | Press release
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, is supplying the very first cards made out of recycled plastics in Spain to BBVA. The bank will first distribute the cards to their Spanish customers with a BBVA Youth Account in June 2020. This new payment card is a strong commitment from BBVA to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for the fight against climate change. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200605005037/en/ (Graphic: Business Wire) Each year, approximately 6 billion plastic payment cards are produced according to the 2018 Nilson Report1. In the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, IDEMIA’s cutting-edge technology has been selected by BBVA, one of the largest banks in Spain, to migrate part of its existing first-use PVC cards to innovative recycled PVC cards. By the end of the year BBVA will enable more than half a million Spa
EIT Digital: Strengthening European Digital Infrastructure and Data Sovereignty5.6.2020 07:00:00 EEST | Press release
Recent discussions around access to 5G technology and COVID-19 contact tracing apps highlight the need for European digital sovereignty. In its latest policy perspective report on ‘European Digital Infrastructure- and Data Sovereignty’, EIT Digital offers a concrete scenario-based framework for digital policy development. The study provides an overview of policy motivations, trends, instruments, and the roles of various actors in defining the perception of and perspectives for Europe’s digital sovereignty. “What becomes clear is that we need coordinated action between the policy shapers at European and national levels and the makers from business and industry to create a sovereign European digital reality. Key are policies that enhance innovation and respect European values and rights while creating equal economic opportunity for all actors,” says EIT Digital CEO Willem Jonker. EIT Digital collaborated with the Digital Enlightenment Forum to execute the report. The study supports the d
CGTN Explainer: What's National Security Legislation for HKSAR?5.6.2020 06:15:00 EEST | Press release
A draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on May 28. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200604005816/en/ HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam has expressed disappointment that nearly 23 years since its return to the motherland, HKSAR has not yet fulfilled its legal responsibility of enacting laws on its own to safeguard national security in accordance with Article 23 of the Basic Law. The introduction of the bill at the NPC came after Hong Kong was embroiled in prolonged riots starting last year. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian reiterated at May 29's press conference that "no country in the world would allow secessionist activities, or any activities that would endanger national security." Wha
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom