Profile: Allied Healthcare Products Inc (AHPI.O)
11 Mar 2014
Allied Healthcare Products, Inc., (Allied) manufactures a range of respiratory products used in the health care and alternate site settings, including sub-acute care facilities, home health care and emergency medical care. Allied’s product lines include respiratory care products, medical gas equipment and emergency medical products. Allied’s products are marketed under brand names to hospitals, hospital equipment dealers, hospital construction contractors, home health care dealers, emergency medical products dealers and others. Allied’s product lines include respiratory care products, which include respiratory care/anesthesia products and home respiratory care products; medical gas equipment, which include medical gas system construction products, medical gas system regulation devices, disposable oxygen and specialty gas cylinders and portable suction equipment, and emergency medical products, which include respiratory/resuscitation products and trauma and patient handling products.
Respiratory Care Products
Respiratory care products are used in the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory disorders, such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pneumonia. Respiratory care products are used in both hospitals and alternate care settings. Sales of respiratory care products are made through distribution channels focusing on hospitals and other sub-acute facilities. Sales of home respiratory care products are made through durable medical equipment dealers through telemarketing, and by contract sales with national chains.The Company manufactures and sells a range of products for use in respiratory care and anesthesia delivery, including carbon dioxide absorbents. These products include volume air compressors, calibration equipment, humidifiers, croup tents, equipment dryers and a complete line of respiratory disposable products, such as oxygen tubing, facemasks, cannulas and ventilator circuits. Allied’s line of home respiratory care products include aluminum oxygen cylinders, oxygen regulators, pneumatic nebulizers, portable suction equipment and a full line of respiratory disposable products.
Medical Gas Equipment
The market for medical gas equipment consists of hospitals, alternate care settings and surgery centers. The Company’s the medical gas equipment product consists of construction products, regulation devices and suction equipment, and disposable cylinders. Allied’s medical gas system construction products consist of in-wall medical system components, central station pumps and compressors, and headwalls. These products are installed during construction or renovation of a health care facility and are built in as an integral part of the facility’s physical plant. Central station pumps and compressors are individually engineered systems consisting of compressors, reservoirs, valves and controls designed to drive a hospital’s medical gas and suction systems. Each system is designed specifically for a given hospital or facility, which purchases pumps and compressors from suppliers.
The Company’s construction products are sold primarily to hospitals, alternate care settings and hospital construction contractors. The Company’s medical gas system regulation products include flowmeters, vacuum regulators and pressure regulators, as well as related adapters, fittings and hoses, which measure, regulate, monitor and help transfer medical gases from walled piping or equipment to patients in hospital rooms, operating theaters or intensive care areas. The Company also manufactures disposable suction canisters, which are clear containers used to collect the fluids suctioned by in-wall or portable suction systems. The containers have volume calibrations, which allow the medical practitioner to measure the volume of fluids suctioned. The market for regulation devices and suction equipment includes hospital and sub-acute care facilities. Disposable oxygen cylinders are designed to provide oxygen for short periods of time in emergency situations. The Company markets filled disposable oxygen cylinders through industrial safety distributors and similar customers, principally to first aid providers, restaurants, industrial plants and other customers that require oxygen for infrequent emergencies.
Emergency Medical Products
Emergency medical products are used in the treatment of trauma-induced injuries. The Company’s emergency medical products provide patient resuscitation or ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation or respiratory distress, as well as immobilization and treatment for burns. Sales of emergency medical products are made through specialized emergency medical products distributors to ambulance companies, fire departments and emergency medical systems volunteer organizations.
The Company’s respiratory/resuscitation products include demand resuscitation valves, portable resuscitation systems, bag masks and related products, emergency transport ventilators, precision oxygen regulators, minilators, multilators and humidifiers. Demand resuscitation valves are designed to provide 100% oxygen to breathing or non-breathing patients. In an emergency situation, they can be used with a mask or tracheotomies tubes and operate from a standard regulated oxygen system. The Company’s portable resuscitation systems provide fast, simple and effective means of ventilating a non-breathing patient during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 100% oxygen to breathing patients on demand with minimal inspiratory effort.
The Company’s autovent transport ventilator can meet a range of needs in different applications ranging from typical emergency medical situations to air and ground transport. Each autovent is accompanied by a patient valve, which provides ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation or respiratory distress. When administration of oxygen is required at the scene of a disaster, in military field hospitals or in a multiple-victim incident, Allied’s minilators and multilators are capable of providing oxygen to one or a number of patients.
The Company’s trauma and patient handling products include spine immobilization products, pneumatic anti-shock garments and trauma burn kits. Spine immobilization products include a backboard that is designed for safe immobilization of injury victims and provides a means of emergency patient transportation and extrication. The infant/pediatric immobilization is durable and scaled for children. The half back extractor/rescue vest is useful for both suspected cervical/spinal injuries and for mountain and air rescues. The Company’s pneumatic anti-shock garments are used to treat victims experiencing hypovolemic shock. Allied’s trauma burn kits contain a line of products for the treatment of trauma and burns.
Allied Healthcare Products Inc
1720 Sublette Avenue
ST. LOUIS MO 63110