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Respiratory Care - Respiratory care and mechanical ventilation

Respiratory Care

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We have always been at the forefront of mechanical ventilation development – from the invention of the world’s first mechanical ventilator over 100 years ago to today’s leading-edge ventilation technology. By working with our customers and proven respiratory experts, we continue to improve our products and technologies – which can help you to reduce morbidity and mortality rates, cut the cost of care, and lower readmission rates. See how.

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Ensure proper lung protection

Discover the latest scientific findings on protective ventilation and see how our ventilation technologies support you in using individual protective strategies.

Learn more about respiratory care in our booklets

Protective ventilation booklet
Protective ventilation

Here you will find a summary of various approaches for protective mechanical ventilation and discover tools that can help make application easier, safer and more efficient.


Spontaneous breathing artificial ventilation
Spontaneous breathing

Today, ventilation strategies are changing. Artificial measures are no longer the focus. Instead, we look at encouraging the natural function of normal breathing. This introduction describes progress in this area, highlighting the relevance of spontaneous breathing during artificial ventilation.


Ventilation modes in intensive care
Ventilation modes in intensive care

As in many other fields, the technical complexity has increased significantly in ventilation. Today modern ventilators might feature more than two dozen modes; some even utilize computer-assisted artificial intelligence.


Non-invasive ventilation a century of experience
Non-invasive ventilation

Since the first use of positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation in the late 1930's and early 1940's to treat cardiogenic pulmonary edema and other forms of non-hypercapnic respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has come a very long way.


Pulmotor - history of mechanical ventilation
The History of mechanical ventilation

It all started with the Pulmotor – for which Heinrich Dräger received his first patent in 1907. Discover other milestones in ventilation and take a look at what's on the horizon.


Support your patients with a wide range of treatment options – from adults to infants

Our highly advanced ventilation and respiratory monitoring products support a broad spectrum of patients. With high-end ventilation capabilities, comprehensive monitoring, and effective treatment functions, they are the ideal choice for respiratory care hospital-wide.

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Draeger Medical Canada Inc.

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Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y6

+1 866-343-2273

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