Mechanical ventilation during military activities and on the battlefield can be essential at the time of emergent situations.
With Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV), advances in the application of greater mechanical ventilation can now be achieved. BCV will aid the military with mechanical ventilation on the battlefield. BCV can be used during surgery, treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), mechanical ventilation during flight, and many more applications, to name a few.
Biphasic Cuirass ventilation with the Hayek MRTX delivers mechanical ventilation non-invasively to all levels of military and battlefield medical care. BCV will dramatically improve the survival of wounded military personnel in a safe, effective, and non-invasive way.
Currently, Endotracheal (ET) intubation is utilized in conjunction with positive pressure ventilation for respiratory support in patients with cardiac or respiratory arrest during emergent situations. Unfortunately, laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation require a skilled provider who performs this procedure on a frequent basis. Medical military personnel and medics receive training in the use of the endotracheal tube, but they use it infrequently. Airway obstruction leads to death in minutes if left untreated. If the combat scenario allows, airway control on the battlefield may be necessary in the severely wounded patient suffering from hemorrhage or in a comatose state, in the patient likely to have respiratory failure after inhalational, burn, chemical, or blast injury, and in the patient with direct airway trauma.
BCV with the Hayek MRTX can completely ventilate these patients requiring emergency airway management before reaching a field hospital, in a safe, effective and non-invasive way. The Hayek MRTX allows for easy learning, rapid application, and minimal deterioration in skill. The Hayek MRTX can significantly improve military medical personnel’s ability to care for the combat casualty under any situation. Extraction of the military personnel during war may take place by naval craft, land vehicles, or helicopter. The Hayek MRTX is completely portable. Ventilation to the patient can be provided seamlessly during transport with the Hayek MRTX. Care can than continue from the field hospital to the hospital with the Hayek MRTX.
A ventilator such as the Hayek MRTX delivers a comprehensive and effective solution by providing complete and non-invasive ventilation. The MRTX utilizing Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation, or BCV, can be applied very easily and with an incredibly short learning time for the end user. Clinical studies have shown that the application of BCV with the Hayek MRTX can be taught in as little as 5 minutes, or simply by watching a short instructional video by virtually anyone. Most importantly, in the unlikely event of misapplication of the Hayek MRTX, Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation carries absolutely no risk to the patient, unlike positive pressure ventilation, which may prove fatal.
The innovative MRTX leverages advanced technology, while designed in a way that doctors, nurses, health professionals and even non-clinical personnel can operate quickly without any special training. This makes it ideal for personnel providing rapid treatment at the scene of an emergency, while avoiding the difficulties and complication that will likely arise with invasive ventilation. Biphasic Cuirass Ventilators, such as the Hayek MRTX are easily portable, are extremely lightweight, with a ruggedized case for outdoor use. The rechargeable battery of the Hayek MRTX provides full ventilation for up to 6 hours and can also run on 12 and 24 volts, as well as on mains power allowing the Hayek MRTX to be used for routine care as well. Preset ventilation parameters based on patient dimensions, eliminate any setting concerns.
With BCV, the goal of increasing the number of individuals trained or cross-trained to manage ventilator-dependent patients is easily achieved with the Hayek MRTX. The Hayek MRTX does not require skilled medical personnel. The Hayek MRTX is portable and can operate outside medical centers with no need for additional equipment. Once attached to an injured patient, it may accompany them until he or she reaches the hospital and obtains medical treatment with no need for additional intervention on route. Ventilation may thus be initiated effectively anywhere, continue on the way to the hospital, and save lives during those crucial moments by providing treatment before the patients condition deteriorates.
The cuirass is applied to the patient’s chest. Its disposable seal allows for a comfortable, but airtight fit. The flexible transparent plastic cuirass is available in 12 sizes, chosen according to patient weight and body size, fitting anyone from neonates to adults.
The attached power unit actively controls both the inspiratory and expiratory phases of the respiratory cycle. Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation works physiologically. It operates externally by creating negative chamber pressure on the entire chest area. This causes the lungs to expand, and for inhalation to occur. Using positive pressure in the cuirass, it then creates an expiratory phase, exhalation.
The patented technology used in the Hayek MRTX greatly increases minute ventilation and enabling effective ventilation in both normal and injured lungs. Additional benefits of BCV include the facilitation of secretion clearance and improvement in cardiac output during ventilation.
The Hayek MRTX is portable and can operate outside medical centers with no need for additional equipment. Once attached to an injured patient, it may accompany them until he or she reaches the hospital and obtains medical treatment with no need for additional intervention on route. Ventilation may thus be initiated effectively anywhere, continue on the way to the hospital, and save lives during those crucial moments by providing treatment before the patients condition deteriorates.