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Critical Care

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Awareness Early mobility in the ICU: physician perspectives

Establish and maintain an airway

Our airway management products facilitate successful intubation, airway exchange, and emergency airway access.

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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

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

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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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

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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Upcoming Events
CHEST Annual Meeting 2016
October 22, 2016 - October 26, 2016
Los Angeles, California
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American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Anesthesiology 2016 Annual Meeting
October 22, 2016 - October 26, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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70th National Congress SIAARTI
October 26, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Naples, Italy
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The Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia 36th Annual Meeting
November 3, 2016 - November 5, 2016
Kochi City, Japan
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64th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, ISACON 2016
November 25, 2016 - November 29, 2016
Ludhiana, India
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16th DIVI Congress
November 29, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Hamburg, Germany
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16th DIVI Congress
November 29, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Hamburg, Germany
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Intensive Care Society State of the Art 2016
December 5, 2016 - December 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists' PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA)
December 9, 2016 - December 13, 2016
New York City, New York
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Latest News

October 13th, 2016

Early mobility has become an increasingly important topic in critical care medicine. To help spread the word on this key issue, we talked to Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Bruce Friedman, two intensivists at the forefront of this topic. Why is early mobility an important topic? Dr. Marik emphasizes the enduring impact either sedation or…

June 17th, 2016

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…

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…

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…

January 27th, 2016

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…

November 23rd, 2015

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…

November 23rd, 2015

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 varied…

December 19th, 2014

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…

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…

October 1st, 2014

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…

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.

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…

August 12th, 2014

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.

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!

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…

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. How long have you been with Cook? I joined Cook in June 2009. Where did you do before joining Cook? I worked in pharmaceutical sales for six years. What…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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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