HUMIDICARE®

Improving Patient Safety

New Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME) visually alerts staff if connected to a humidified breathing circuit in error.

About HUMIDICARE

Currently in development, a new Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME) visually alerts staff if connected to a humidified breathing circuit in error, potentially saving patients lives.

The inadvertent use of HME with a heated humidifier in breathing circuits can result in risks of critical airway obstruction for patients with fatal consequences.

HUMIDICARE® incorporates a unique safety engineered solution within an HME to provide a consistent and predictable solution to help prevent such medical ‘never events’.

Product Images

HUMIDICARE® - improving patient safety Medovate Managing Director, Stuart Thomson, with a HUMIDICARE® device  [Image Credit: Keith Heppell, Cambridge Independent]

"I feel that HUMIDICARE® will help make everyday clinical practice that little bit safer."

— Dr J M Dean, Anaesthetic Registrar, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

"Clinicians typically are reluctant to significantly change their practice especially regarding rare events and the beauty of HUMIDICARE® is that they will not have to, as it fits seamlessly with current practices"

— Dr J M Dean, Anaesthetic Registrar, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust