Equipment Library

The Cardiothoracic & Vascular ICU employs a dedicated technician who's job is integral to the smooth running of the unit. The Technician's roles include: 

  • Maintenance and repair of all equipment used within the unit
  • Maintenance and quality control of the point of care testing equipment present in the unit, including glucometers, arterial blood gas analysers and thromboelastograph (TEG) analysers. This involves close liaison with LabPlus
  • Trial of new equipment
  • Maintaining an inventory of stock 
  • Provision of education on how to use the equipment as well as other concepts and theories related to their clinical uses
  • Assisting with critical care transports and with invasive procedures such as insertion of a percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Representation of the unit on various groups such as Product Optimisation Group and the Point of Care Testing Group as well as attending other unit meetings. The Technician is also part of the leadership group and attends and contributes to this group on a monthly basis

Our Current Nurse Technician Specialist is: Dawson Ward (details on Staff Page)

Read further for information on equipment used in our unit. This equipment library outlines the main equipment used and includes further information linked to the manufacturers website.

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Draeger infinity system

Infinity® Acute Care system

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DRAEGER Evita system

Evita® Infinity® V500 Ventilation Unit

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Draeger Oxylog system

Dräger Oxylog® 3000 plus Transport Ventilator


ALARIS INfusion Pumps

ASENA GH Syringe Pump

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aquarius system

Aquarius™ Haemofilter

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Phillips defib system

Heartstart XL Defibrillator/Monitor

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Vision BiPAP System

Respironics BiPap® Vision® Ventilatory Support System

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Vigilance CCO monitors

Edwards Lifesciences® Vigilance II CCO/SVO2 Monitors

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POint of Care Coagulation 

Haemonetics® TEG® 5000  Thrombelastograph® Hemostasis Analyzer System