The alliance is an industry-wide effort to provide healthcare professionals one central location for training across many ventilator models. You can learn more about the VTA in the press release from Medtronic and Allego, the technology platform building and hosting the app. To date Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Nihon Kohden, and Philips have joined Medtronic to form this alliance.
With many new and unfamiliar ventilator models appearing in care settings following open sourcing and the shortage of respiratory therapists resulting in new users, quick access to information on operating the devices is a current pain point for many healthcare workers. This results in a high demand for additional training for nurses and other frontline medical professionals.
The VTA app 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 treating patients suffering from COVID-19-related respiratory distress.
The industry has come together in an unprecedented way to support frontline healthcare professionals. Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. There is no cost to use the VTA app.