Nihon Kohden Introduces NK-HealthProtect™ Pop-up ICU Solution Developed to Allow Hospitals to Rapidly Expand Capacity During a Health Crisis



Solution Supports 16-bed ICU With Central Station, Bedside Monitors and Networking Capabilities  in One Portable Package

IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2020 – Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, today announced the launch of its NK-HealthProtect Pop-up ICU Solution, an all-inclusive 16-bed system for the intensive care unit. Complete with 16 bedside monitors, a central station, networking and installation materials, the NK-HealthProtect Pop-up ICU Solution allows hospitals to add and deploy ICU beds in less than 40 minutes[i] in the event of a disaster or a pandemic, such as COVID-19, when a surge in patients can overwhelm available resources.

NK-HealthProtect is Nihon Kohden’s line of advanced feature and product configurations designed to help healthcare providers during a public health threat or when care must be provided in non-traditional care areas.

“Hospital ICUs are built for average beds needed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They are not built for the crisis event, whether a disaster or an outbreak, and they are not built for surge capacity, when a hospital’s resources can be overwhelmed and there is an urgent need to expand the number of critical care beds,” said Genoveffa Devers DNP, MSHA, RN, CPHQ, vice president of clinical and strategic alliances at Nihon Kohden. “We developed the NK-HealthProtect ICU Pop-up Solution to provide hospitals the flexibility they need to quickly and easily expand the number of ICU beds it has to respond to a crisis within hours instead of days or weeks.”

Each NK-HealthProtect Pop-up ICU Solution consists of 16 Life Scope® BSM-6300 Series bedside monitors with BSM-1700 transport monitors and a Life Scope Central Station (CNS-6801). Designed based on Nihon Kohden’s premium-as-standard philosophy, each Life Scope bedside monitor is fully appointed with all features—both standard and premium—unlocked and ready to use at a moment’s notice. This ensures the technology can be employed in the broadest range of acuity levels and allows clinicians to stabilize patients in place, which may reduce the need to transfer between departments—and ultimately the potential risk of serious infection.

The Life Scope Central Station is the heart of the Nihon Kohden Patient Monitoring System and provides comprehensive patient monitoring at a central location.

The solution also comes with all the necessary network and installation materials, accessories and starter kit of consumables, and access to Nihon Kohden University’s virtual training and clinical education materials.

Every bedside monitor comes complete with a 5-year standard warranty and the option to add damage protection under Nihon Kohden’s Performance CareSM Protection Plus service program. Renowned for its high quality, reliable products, Nihon Kohden also includes a 2-year standard warranty with every Life Scope Central Station CNS-6801.


[i] Data on file. Based on 3-person deployment team.



About Nihon Kohden Corporation

Founded in Japan in 1951, Nihon Kohden is a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company’s products are now used in more than 120 countries, and it is the largest supplier of electroencephalography products worldwide. A pioneer in transformational healthcare technology, Nihon Kohden has envisioned, designed and produced revolutionary devices, such as pulse oximeters, arrhythmia analysis, low-invasive blood volume monitoring and wireless patient monitoring. In the U.S., the company is a trusted source for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology and cardiology instrumentation solutions, and has been rated No. 1 in patient monitoring or telemetry for more than 10 consecutive years (MD Buyline). For more information, visit

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Julie Johnson
Senior Director, Communications and Public Relations