Altrix at a glance
Patient warming and cooling can be critical in achieving positive patient outcomes. Altrix provides an exceptional choice for patient temperature management with precision, versatility, and speed; all in one safe, easily operated system that can be used in all clinical settings.
A. Three water circuits
Simple, self-sealing hose ports eliminate water spillage and maximize performance, efficiency, and speed to target temperature. All three water circuits can be individually monitored for ease of use.
B. Removable water reservoir
Therapy setup is simple and easy, and allows for uninterrupted temperature management while adding or refilling water with the translucent, removable water reservoir
C. Ease of mobility
Altrix was designed with ergonomic support in mind. This usability, alongside its proven durable features, results in one machine that can easily be maneuvered throughout the entire hospital.
Patient graphs provide information about the patient, target, and water temperature as well as power levels in order to help effectively analyze treatment.
Situational help offers assistance and guidance in the case of an alarm in order to properly educate users as to the cause of the alert and how to correct the situation.
Fast, easily prompted therapy
The user-friendly graphic interface makes it easy to initiate patient therapy with just a few simple taps of the finger. These prompts ensure easy setup, especially during highly critical, low frequency situations.
No aerosolization of bacteria
Since 2015, the FDA issued three safety communications about a potential association between patient infections and water-based heater-cooler devices. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) might have aerosolized into the operating room from the devices and caused serious illness and death of patients.1-4 Rigorous tests performed by an independent laboratory verified that Altrix, when used and maintained according to manufacturer instructions, does not aerosolize microbes from its water system.
Advanced skin protection
Accuracy in therapy management is critical, which is why Altrix measures patient temperatures every 1.3 seconds. This rapid responsiveness uses thousands of power settings to achieve steady state patient control with ± 0.1° C.*
Universal temperature management
Simplicity is integral in highly critical, low frequency situations. The simple, versatile design of Altrix ensures it can be easily used in all clinical settings, for both traditional and critical applications.
The Altrix wraps were designed with the patient and caregiver in mind. The non-invasive and non-adhesive wraps provide increased surface area contact, helping to reduce air gaps that can occur between surface cooling and warming devices and patients’ skin.
Fast therapy management means Altrix can reach water target temperatures 50% faster, and patient target temperatures 40% faster than Medi-Therm.*
*Comparative performance claims are in reference to Medi-Therm III MTA7900 using a simulated patient.
MKT LIT-2020 26 JUN 2020 REV B