Portable, easy to use, safe and cost effective the SAVe is the ideal alternative to bag-valve-masks or expensive transport ventilators. The Simplified Automated Ventilator (SAVe) is designed to be quickly deployed in a pre-hospital environment by a BLS or ALS provider, a medic or any first responder with limited training. It is lightweight, rugged, hands-free, and contains a number of alarmsand safety features not found in similarly priced devices. The SAVe delivers an AHA compliant tidal volume (600mL) at a fixed respiratory rate (10 bpm) which removes any guesswork and reduces operator error. The device addresses the dangers associated with bagging patients and frees up a responder to address other injuries, perform compressions, attend to other patients or further assist in transporting the patient.
The ventilator is completely self-contained, weighs only 3 pounds and does not require a compressed gas source. It can be used with a mask or a secure airway. Low pressure supplemental oxygen can be used if desired. The SAVe will deliver ambient air for up to 5.5 hours on a single battery charge and may be recharged from a standard AC outlet. It is a set flow, time cycled, pressure limited (38 cmH2O) device.
The SAVe mitigates the potential for injury, reduces operator error, complies with guidelines and improves a medical responder’s ability to perform other critical task. It is ideally suited for situations where the use of pressurized gas is inadvisable or unavailable, or where size, weight, ease of use and portability are a consideration. Forward deployed field medics, mass casualty incident coordinators within the Department of Homeland Security and EMS professionals will find the device well suited to their needs.
The SAVe utilizes a rechargeable sealed lead acid battery driven pump to deliver a tidal volume of 600 mL at a rate of 10 breaths per minute. The SAVe does not require compressed gas to operate but up to 6 LPM of low pressure supplemental O2 may be used. The SAVe Ventilator is a time cycled, volume targeted, pressure limited device with a peak inspiratory pressure cutoff set to 38 cmH2O. The device detects and alarms for low pressure (disconnect), high pressure (blockage) and low battery.
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