Critical Care

  • 36th ISICEM: 7 takeaways

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    36th ISICEM: 7 takeaways

    The 36th ISICEM was filled with sessions on airway management and enteral feeding. Here’s what you might have missed.

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  • The Difficult LMA with Professor Charters

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    The Difficult LMA with Professor Charters

    Watch airway pioneer Professor Peter Charters give guidance on difficult laryngeal mask airway placement.

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  • Meet our clinical specialist team.

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    Meet our clinical specialist team.

    The Cook Medical clinical specialist team is here to provide support for your vascular access needs.

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  • WAMM 2015

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    WAMM 2015

    We're proud to have been part of the first World Airway Management Meeting, hosted by the Difficult Airway Society and the Society for Airway Management. Here’s a rundown of what you might have missed.

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Take the pain out of bedside tracheostomy.
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Take the pain out of bedside tracheostomy.

Cook offers a comprehensive line of products for all of your tracheostomy needs utilizing percutaneous dilatational placement with the Ciaglia Blue Rhino® G2, and balloon-assisted tracheostomy with the Blue Dolphin BT™.

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Proven lowest infection rates.
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Proven lowest infection rates.

Cook Spectrum catheters are impregnated with minocycline and rifampin, which have been shown to minimize the risk of bacterial colonization of the catheter and catheter-related bacteremia during use.

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Discover a complete solution for your drainage needs.
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Discover a complete solution for your drainage needs.

Cook offers an extensive line of drainage catheters for removing both air and fluid from the pleural and pericardial space. These products are available in a variety of sizes and design configurations.

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Take the "difficult" out of difficult airway.

Cook Medical offers an extensive product line that allows clinicians to convert an emergent uncontrolled airway to an urgent controlled airway.

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Advance to the next level of enteral feeding.
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Advance to the next level of enteral feeding.

Tiger 2™ is an innovative self-advancing nasal jejunal feeding tube that allows peristalsis to pull it directly into the jejunum, providing quick enteral access for the delivery of nutrition and medication.

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Satisfy central line placement guidelines.
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Satisfy central line placement guidelines.

A competitively priced and cost-effective product line, Cook's comprehensive line of central venous catheter trays are designed to enhance safety for both the patient and the physician.

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36th ISICEM: 7 takeaways

June 17th, 2016
36th ISICEM: 7 takeaways

The plenary sessions at the 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) offered valuable clinical perspective in the areas of airway management and enteral feeding. If you weren’t able to be there, here were some of the notable takeaways. From the presentation by Dr. Paul Mayo1  The learning curve for airway management is steep…

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The Difficult Laryngeal Mask Airway with Prof. Peter Charters

April 5th, 2016
Professor Peter Charters during a Cook Medical interview at WAMM 2015

  In this video, airway management pioneer Professor Peter Charters begins his presentation at WAMM 2015 with a demonstration of the Aintree Intubation Catheter for a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) exchange. Professor Charters then walks through multiple difficult LMA placement scenarios, giving diagnostic criteria for incorrect placement and solutions for better positioning. Couldn’t make it to WAMM 2015? Here’s a rundown of what…

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Feeding Tube Awareness Week

February 3rd, 2016

With a company the size of Cook, chances are that our patients and their caregivers could also be our coworkers and friends. Scott, a trainer in Cook’s fitness center, is the Dad of a 13-month-old “tubie.” In preparation for Feeding Tube Awareness Week, Scott shared his thoughts of caring for an adorable little guy that…

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WAMM 2015: An airway conference 20 years in the making

January 27th, 2016
WAMM 2015: An airway conference 20 years in the making

From November 12-14, the UK-based Difficult Airway Society (DAS) and the US-based Society for Airway Management (SAM) combined their annual meetings into the first World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM). Held in Dublin, this international event welcomed nearly 1,500 delegates from around the world to represent a variety of countries. New DAS Guidelines for Difficult Intubation released…

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CHEST 2015: Top four takeaways

November 23rd, 2015
CHEST 2015: Top 4 Takeaways

One of the largest and most influential critical care meetings took place in Montreal. CHEST 2015, led by the American College of Chest Physicians, brought together expert faculty, offering the latest advances in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Topics included early mobilization, interventional pulmonary procedures, and end-of-life decision-making. Couldn’t make it to CHEST this…

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ASA's Anesthesiology® 2015 – Key takeaways and insights

November 23rd, 2015
Anesthesiology 2015 – Key Takeaways and Insights

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) hosted Anesthesiology® 2015 in San Diego. With over 13,000 attendees from 90 countries, the conference provided a great opportunity for industry and medical professionals to come together to share ideas, network, and discuss the future of anesthesiology. This year’s conference featured over 500 sessions, special lectures, and hands-on workshops…

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From Berlin to Boston: Check out Critical Care’s fall event calendar

September 14th, 2015
CHEST 2013

Fall is an exciting time for Critical Care as we gear up for some of the industry’s most important events, which will take place all across the world. This year, we’re looking forward to speaking with physicians, showcasing our products, and learning about the latest advancements in the field of critical care. From anesthesiology to…

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Discover the benefits of bedside procedures at our upcoming hands-on training course

September 2nd, 2015
Discover the benefits of bedside procedures at our upcoming hands-on training course

Critical care medicine often involves life-or-death situations, and life-saving procedures can be very expensive, particularly when they are performed in the operating room. Beginning in September, the Critical Care division will hold a series of Innovations in Bedside Procedures Vista courses to teach clinicians how to treat critically ill patients at the bedside using Cook…

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A look back at ATS 2015

July 15th, 2015
A look back at ATS 2015

From May 15-20, physicians and scientists from around the world gathered in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center for the ATS 2015 International Conference to discover the latest information on clinical, basic, and translational science in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Founded in 1905, the International Conference welcomes more than 14,000 visitors each year…

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Critical Care welcomes Endomédica & E. Tamussino to Bloomington

July 9th, 2015
Critical Care welcomes Endomedica, E. Tamussino to Bloomington

Cook’s Critical Care division recently invited a group of managers from its Latin America preferred distributor partners to Cook headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana, for a week of intensive product training. Representing Mexico’s Endomédica were Izchel and Jose Luis. E. Tamussino in Brazil was represented by Roniston, Debora, and Fabiana. They were welcomed by Cook Group…

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Join Cook at the ATS 2015 International Conference

May 5th, 2015
Join Cook at the ATS 2015 International Conference

ATS 2015, held on May 15-20 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, will give attendees the chance to delve into the latest advances in research and participate in an array of progressive educational sessions, interactive workshops, and discussions.   A Practical Workshop Presentation at the ATS 2015 International Conference Be sure to check out our EBUS…

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Get inspired at SCCM's 44th Critical Care Congress

January 7th, 2015

  Join more than 6,000 members of the critical care community for five days of progressive educational sessions, hands-on workshops and interactive discussions. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center from January 17-21, SCCM’s 44th Critical Care Congress will give attendees the chance to delve into the latest advances in research, contribute thought-provoking ideas, network and share in a…

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Meet Kahil

December 19th, 2014
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This month, we sat down with Kahil, who was recently promoted to a regional manager role for the south central portion of the US. This month he is celebrating his five-year anniversary with Cook. When did you join Cook? I started working at Cook five years ago in December 2009. At first I was in…

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Remembering Dr. Pat Ciaglia at CHEST 2014

October 24th, 2014

Honoring a visionary can be challenging to do. But when that visionary is Dr. Pasquale “Pat” Ciaglia the decision to support a memorial lectureship in his honor was a no-brainer for us at Cook. We are excited for our trip to Austin, Texas, to join the American College of Chest Physicians at CHEST 2014. This year’s agenda proves…

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Meet Kerri

October 1st, 2014
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This month, we sat down with Kerri, our Regional Manager for the southeastern portion of the U.S. She is part of a team at Cook that is developing solutions to better serve our military personnel and veterans.  What spurred you to work on this initiative? I have always been interested in how we as a…

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Reflecting on our history

August 26th, 2014
1978 sales meeting

As we look back on our history with Dr. Pat Ciaglia, we talked to Staffan Grigholm, a retired employee who was one of our company’s original seven sales representatives. Staffan (in plaid pants) made the initial contact between Cook and Dr. Ciaglia.

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Looking back to move forward

August 19th, 2014

Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a procedure that has impacted millions of lives. But it didn’t happen overnight. From a chance encounter with a physician inventor, to sales reps being laughed out of offices, it’s hard to believe that PDT at the bedside is commonplace today. The first serial dilator that introduced PDT to medicine…

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Join us for the next Innovations in Bedside Procedures course

August 12th, 2014
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In the field of critical care, bedside procedures are both life-saving and cost-saving. During our Innovations in Bedside Procedures Vista course, clinicians learn to master these procedures to treat critically ill patients at the bedside while avoiding the large price tag associated with the operating room.

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Check out our fall event calendar

July 31st, 2014
Critical Care Trade show

Fall is a great time of year for the Critical Care division at Cook. In addition to enjoying some cooler weather, we’ve got a lot in store including Vista courses and an exciting season of trade shows. Check out where we’ll be this fall, and don’t forget to connect with us on ourTwitter handle, @CookCritCare!

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Cook and Novation extend contract through 2015

July 8th, 2014

Having options is helpful, particularly when it comes to patient care. Vascular access is no exception. When it comes to treating patients that present with unique situations or needs, it’s good to have options to customize treatment. The members of Novation, the largest group purchasing organization (GPO), will continue to have options when it comes to…

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Meet Debbie

June 30th, 2014
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In honor of Canada Day on July 1, we sat down with one of the Canadian members of our sales team, Debbie.

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Meet Audrey

June 13th, 2014
Meet Audrey - Critical Care

What do you do at Cook? I am a District Manager in Critical Care. My territory includes most of Tennessee, portions of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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Airway workshops prepare clinicians for emergencies

June 4th, 2014

In-services are a powerful way to provide value to our customers, and ultimately help patients. I recently worked with a customer in Washington to provide training at an all-day difficult airway in-service for more than 100 attendees. Participants included certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) students, CRNAs at the hospital, emergency department physicians, anesthesiologists and pediatric…

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Come see us at ATS 2014, May 16-21

May 14th, 2014

We are looking forward to the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in San Diego this weekend.  ATS 2014 will offer the latest information on clinical, basic and translational science in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. ATS is one of the leading scientific meetings in respiratory medicine, drawing attendees (like us) who are serious about…

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Collaborating to make seconds count

March 12th, 2014

When a patient loses an airway, physicians often only have seconds to make a life-saving decision. The opportunity to successfully treat patients when their lives hang in the balance is why we have collaborated with physicians for years to develop new products. And it’s why we continue to collaborate today.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 4th, 2014

Patient safety is something I’ve become particularly passionate about since I started working at Cook. Every day in the US approximately 54 people die from catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs)1. That number doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands of people that get other hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) each year. Knowing that people die every day from ‘never…

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Meet Steven

February 26th, 2014

Steven may not be the oldest member of the Critical Care sales team, but he’s already leaving a mark in his size 15 shoes. What do you do? I am the Critical Care District Manager based out of Tampa, FL. When did you join the team? I’m still pretty new. I joined Cook in my current…

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Meet Walter

January 15th, 2014

What do you do? I’m the Global Product Manager for Critical Care. When did you join Cook? I started as a QAC Laboratory analyst in 2005.

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We Believe

November 8th, 2013

Did you know that 54 lives are lost everyday in the U.S. because of catheter-related bloodstream infections? That’s 54 people who are family members, colleagues and friends. When these infections are preventable, we want EVERYONE to know.

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Let's talk shop at ASA, October 12-16

October 10th, 2013

We’re excited to be at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2013, in San Francisco this month. “My favorite part of ASA is talking shop with physicians I’ve met over the years,” said Walter Mitchell, one of Critical Care’s product managers. “I’ve been going to ASA since 2007 and I’ve made a lot…

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Spectrum technology featured in Healthcare Purchasing News

February 15th, 2013

Healthcare Purchasing News, a publication for supply chain leadership, recently featured Cook Medical’s antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters. Dan Sirota discussed Spectrum® technology with journalist Susan Cantrell and explained both the patient and financial impact of using Spectrum.

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Upcoming Events

  • June 22, 2016 - June 24, 2016
    World Congress Vascular Access (WoCoVa) 2016
    Lisbon, Portugal
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  • August 28, 2016 - September 2, 2016
    16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA 2016)
    Hong Kong
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  • September 3, 2016 - September 7, 2016
    European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2016
    London, England
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  • September 15, 2016 - September 17, 2016
    German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care's HAI 2016
    Berlin, Germany
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  • September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016
    Society for Airway Management (SAM) 2016
    Atlanta, Georgia
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  • September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
    National Airway Conference (NAC) 2016
    Vadodara, India
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  • September 17, 2016 - September 19, 2016
    Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) 75th National Scientific Congress
    Melbourne, Australia
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  • September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
    Malaysian Society of Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting – ASMIC 2016
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • October 1, 2016 - October 5, 2016
    29th European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Annual Congress
    Milan, Italy
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  • October 16, 2016 - October 19, 2016
    American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), ACEP16
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • October 20, 2016 - October 22, 2016
    41st Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) Annual Scientific Meeting
    Perth, Australia
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  • October 22, 2016 - October 26, 2016
    CHEST Annual Meeting 2016
    Los Angeles, California
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  • October 22, 2016 - October 26, 2016
    American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Anesthesiology 2016 Annual Meeting
    Chicago, Illinois
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  • October 26, 2016 - October 29, 2016
    70th National Congress SIAARTI
    Naples, Italy
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  • November 3, 2016 - November 5, 2016
    The Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia 36th Annual Meeting
    Kochi City, Japan
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  • November 25, 2016 - November 29, 2016
    64th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, ISACON 2016
    Ludhiana, India
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  • November 29, 2016 - December 2, 2016
    16th DIVI Congress
    Hamburg, Germany
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  • December 5, 2016 - December 7, 2016
    Intensive Care Society State of the Art 2016
    London, United Kingdom
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  • December 9, 2016 - December 13, 2016
    The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists' PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA)
    New York City, New York
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