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ECRI Institute is a totally independent nonprofit research agency designated as a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Such organisations are re appointed to contribute to WHO’s public health mission by providing specialised knowledge, expertise and support in the health field to the WHO and its member nations. ECRI institute is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent organisations committed to advancing the quality of healthcare with over 240 employees globally.
ECRI institute is pleased to provide readers of ICU Management with sample information on warming/Cooling units from its Healthcare Product Comparison System (HPCS),which contains over 280 reports . The HPCS reports contain extensive information about the technology, its purpose, its principles of operation, stage of development specifications and reported problems. The Warming/Cooling units comparison charts include ECRI Institute’s Recomended Specification’s (generic templates) which can be used for comparison and tendering purposes. The comparative tables overleaf are extracted from ECRI’s 2005 database and have additionally been reviewed and updated by the respective manufacturers.
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