A closer look at resuscitation, simulation and testing devices on the market from Hans Rudolph, Zoll, and more.
Hans Rudolph Inc
The Hans Rudolph inc SmartLab Instrumentation System with Insight Software is used for measurement and analysis of respiratory signals in research applications. The main unit can accept up to four sensor modules for measuring flow from pneumotachs and airway or other pressures or a voltage input from an external device. Optional inputs include an oximeter, CO2 and O2 sensors, temperature and digital I/O. The PC software provides real time graphs and calculations of many common respiratory parameters. Data can be saved for analysis or replayed. Custom software modules can be developed for special applications. (See image above.)
Recently, Hans Rudolph Inc applied a new manufacturing method that has made it possible to produce a new low-cost, disposable short term, NIV mask that still meets Hans Rudolph’s high product standards. The new Eagle Disposable Mask is a true hybrid mask for short-term noninvasive ventilation manufactured with proprietary methods to deliver a low cost NIV mask needed in EMS market. The mask is made out of an extremely soft material that is specifically made to ensure a comfortable fit and seal. The Eagle mask offers extremely low deadspace, which translates into less work of breathing. The masks come with four optional swivels: AAV with CO2vented elbow, AAV-only elbow, nonvented elbow, and nonvented straight. This multipurpose mask can be used at crash site, prehospital transport, acute hospital care, or sub-acute hospital care.
The aScope BronchoSampler manufactured by Ambu is a system designed to improve workflow efficiency by allowing a single clinician to perform bronchoscopic sampling as part of BAL or BW procedures—from system assembly to sample capture.
South Pacific Biomedical Inc
South Pacific Biomedical Inc’s test lungs can help train hospital staff, as well as test, service, and repair virtually any ventilator. The TL2 Pro Test Lung is an advanced training and testing system capable of simulating a wide range of patient conditions, including independent lung compliance, single or double lung breath delivery, and airway leakage.
Mercury Medical’s Neo-Tee is the first and only disposable infant T-piece resuscitator with manometer on the tee. Neo-Tee is flow controlled, pressure limited and offers the ability to measure peak inspiratory pressure and positive end–expiratory pressure.
The R Series resuscitation platform from Zoll Medical is designed to promote consistent, high-perfusion CPR and high-current defibrillation for adults and pediatrics. Zoll Medical’s technologies include Real CPR Help to provide real-time feedback, See-Thru CPR to help reduce pause time by filtering the CPR artifact, and EtCO2 to signal the earliest changes in patient condition.
Breathe E-Z Systems Inc
Providing a simple, noninvasive way to measure carbon monoxide poisoning, Breathe E-Z Systems Inc’s CO Sleuth is a carbon monoxide breath test, designed for patients enrolled in smoking cessation programs. This instrument has a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 98%, and is equipped with a hydrogen null to prevent false readings.
Simulaids offers the quality respiratory therapy training of the SimVS Complete VentiSim with Vent Case. Paired with Simulaid’s Smart Stat Basic, it creates a sophisticated training system at a low cost. It includes: instructor tablet, software and scenarios, vent case with interactive display, hospital monitor and ECG/defibrillator. It is interactive, easy to use, and affordable.