Technimount EMS (Technimount), a leading provider of mounting solutions for medical devices, continues to innovate with the Xtension ProTM Assistant- CCT; a revolutionary solution that will henceforth allow critically ill patients to be safely transferred to specialised care facilities. The Xtension ProTM Assistant- CCT is the result of a complex research and development process that started a few years ago, and that was conducted in close collaboration with one of Canada’s leading healthcare institutions, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, part of CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

A highly specialised and multi-disciplinary team of experts is needed to transfer a patient on ECMO. Every moment counts, and it is crucial to ensure the safety of patients and crews during transport. Technimount understands the evolving needs of the Critical Care industry and responds today with the most advanced solution on the market.

Designed, developed and manufactured by Technimount, the Xtension ProTM Assistant – CCT is tested in compliance with the highest industry standards for EMS transport, as published by the Society of Automative Engineers (SAE). This solution brings safety to patients and crews with a robust system for the management of multiple life-sustaining medical devices, such as ECMO, during Critical Care Transport. This mounting solution integrates key features highly appreciated by Critical Care Transport professionals, such as an ergonomic gliding system that facilitates lateral patient transfer. In addition, all medical device brackets have also been designed with a quick-release system that allows for easy removal of medical devices.

Responding to the unique operational needs of EMS and healthcare providers, the Xtension ProTM Assistant – CCT improves interchangeability between medical devices enabling customization according to protocols in place. This solution features Technimount’s universal mounting system widely used among Emergency Medical Services in North America, ensuring a seamless transition from ground emergency transport up to hospital environments.

“Our Foundation is proud to have made it possible for the intensive care team at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal to make this acquisition. As the first hospital in Quebec to acquire this equipment, our major university hospital will continue its progress towards excellence and innovation. We are convinced that the Foundation’s contribution represents a real investment that will help critical care experts save more lives,” said Paul Bergeron, President, and CEO of the Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Hospital Foundation.

“This is a major innovation that will allow an entire specialized team to travel for the repatriation of highly unstable patients, bringing with them all the necessary equipment with ease and safety.
This will allow our advanced respiratory team to be even more effective in saving the lives of critically ill patients in referring hospitals. This is a great example of the constructive interaction of specialized clinical intensive care staff with Technimount’s dynamic and creative team,” added Dr Martin Albert, Intensivist at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

This collaboration allowed Technimount to create a system adapted to the specific and evolving needs of critical care providers. The CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal Hospital becomes the first institution to benefit from this innovation in North America, the most advanced medical device transport solution in ground Critical Care Transport available.

“The arrival of the Xtension ProTM Assistant – CCT marks a significant milestone in the ECMO and Critical Care Transport industry and demonstrates our commitment to the healthcare community,” said Carl Bouchard, President, and CEO of Technimount System. “Our primary goal is to provide the safest and most innovative fixation systems that meet the evolving needs of healthcare practices. The Xtension ProTM Assistant – CCT improves healthcare practices and subsequently allows critical care professionals to be more efficient in managing equipment and concentrating on what matters most, patient care,” concluded Mr Bouchard.