The CPAPos Portovent works on the "on-demand" principle, much like an SCBA. The patient inhales and oxygen flows and CPAP Pressure is created. The patient exhales, the oxygen flow stops and the pressure remains constant. Oxygen consumption is important on pre-hospital transports, and typically a "D" cylinder will last 25-30 minutes, more than twice that of our competition. Through a pigtail quick connect, connecting from a portable oxygen source to a house oxygen source is quick and seamless, allowing our unit to function on an "M" cylinder for 6-8 hours.
Because the system is pneumatic, there are no batteries to purchase or charge and the system allows the provider to titrate CPAP pressures from 0-20cm H2O on a standard 25 lpm 50 psi regulator. Our competition requires a 30 lpm flow regulator to reach optimal CPAP Pressures. The Portovent also does not drop CPAP pressure as the PSI in the tank is reduced.
The Emergent Portovent is a closed system and does not entrain ambient air, delivering a set 95% FiO2, again much higher than our competition. We also have an exhalation port that not only allows diversion of patient expired air, but allows the HEPA Filter that comes packaged in our circuit to filter patient expired air. Don't let Tb, MRSA, Avian Flu, or pandemic become a hazard to your providers. Another standard of care in EMS, End Tidal Carbon Dioxide (ETCO2), can now be monitored on our exhalation port with all standard ETCO2 adapters. Finally, the Emergent CPAPos Portovent mask can be separated from the circuit and a standard T-Bar nebulizer can be used to effectively treat reactive airway disease patients such as asthmatics and chronic bronchitis. Because of our "on-demand" system, the bronchodilators are utilized on inhalation only. This effectively uses the medication on gas exchange and conserves the medication.
Having used the unit clinically, and now serving as the Clinical Manager for Emergent Respiratory Products, I can attest to its effectiveness and superiority in the field. Emergent can provide user testimonials from services all over the Continental United States, Alaska, Canada, and Hawaii.
Emergent has worked with several medical centers to provide the disposable circuits to EMS through the Safe Harbour Act. Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston Texas has been the benchmark for this type of program. Through a unique collaboration between the hospital and local EMS agencies, the hospital purchases the devices and replenishes the disposable circuits (See Attached Press Release). In the first 60 days of the program, intubation rates in the field were reduced by 76% and showed an estimated cost savings to the hospital of over $392,000.
The Emergent CPAPos Portovent also falls under HRSA Grant Funding. If you are looking to follow the standard of care and provide superior patient care and protection for your providers, call today for a product demonstration or trial. (For more information contact Western Clinical Manager Richard Kalasky at 303.828.7946 or at email@example.com)
Our disposable cost averages around $40 and includes a standard HEPA Filter, standard adult mask, head strap and circuit. Additional sized masks are included with our distributions promotions at no additional cost. For pricing, please consult www.eresp.com for our list of distributors and contact information.
Richard Kalasky, a Nationally Registered and Critical Care Paramedic, is the Western Region Clinical Manager for Emergent Respiratory Products. He is the former Training Officer for Grady EMS in Atlanta, Georgia and former EMS Education Coordinator for the Medical College of Georgia. He is now located in Denver, Colorado and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.828.7946.