Location

Salt Lake Community College Student Center

Start Date

6-5-2013 3:27 PM

Description

During CPR the victim will most likely be ventilated by a bag-valve-mask. We propose to replace the traditional bag-valvemask with an electric blower ventilator. This handheld feedback controlled device will automatically compensate for mask leak and enable the rescuer to deliver computer controlled respiratory rates and tidal volumes. We will build a working prototype and conduct bench testing to verify that the blower delivers the desired tidal volumes, even with constantly changing leak conditions that exist when a mask that is poorly fit to a victim’s face. In a volunteer study we will observe how typical rescuers use the blower ventilator so we can develop a product that can be easily and correctly used by naïve rescuers. We will conduct human trials in the operating room to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the blower ventilator.

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May 6th, 3:27 PM

Electric Blower Based Portable Emergency Ventilator

Salt Lake Community College Student Center

During CPR the victim will most likely be ventilated by a bag-valve-mask. We propose to replace the traditional bag-valvemask with an electric blower ventilator. This handheld feedback controlled device will automatically compensate for mask leak and enable the rescuer to deliver computer controlled respiratory rates and tidal volumes. We will build a working prototype and conduct bench testing to verify that the blower delivers the desired tidal volumes, even with constantly changing leak conditions that exist when a mask that is poorly fit to a victim’s face. In a volunteer study we will observe how typical rescuers use the blower ventilator so we can develop a product that can be easily and correctly used by naïve rescuers. We will conduct human trials in the operating room to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the blower ventilator.