Short takes: MK Battery, ResMed, Invacare

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

In conjunction with NRRTS, MK Battery has received approval for a 0.1 CEU course titled “Battery Technologies.” The one-hour course provides in-depth instruction on the proper selection, installation, care and maintenance of batteries used in power mobility equipment, and is geared toward technicians, ATPs and others who cater to the HME/mobility market. To schedule a course: sales@mkbattery.comResMed has upgraded its Astral life support ventilators to include optional AutoEPAP in iVAPS for U.S. patients. AutoEPAP automatically adjusts a patient’s expiratory pressure in response to flow limitations or obstruction of the upper airway. Other upgrades include easily changeable interfaces and customized program names…Invacare supported the Raley Road Trip, Rick Raley’s 13-day, 1,500-mile handcycle journey from New York City to Pinellas Park, Fla., to raise funds and awareness about the “invisible wounds of war.” Raley, a paralyzed U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, is one of Invacare’s Top End Factory Pilots and is using a Top End handcycle for the journey. Raley, who completed the journey on Aug. 25, has lost nine friends to suicide since returning from Iraq.