General Knowledge FAQ
What is an emergent airway device?
It is a device to be inserted in a patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest, or to control a patient's breathing during respiratory compromise. The patient is then manually ventilated or mechanically ventilated with a machine
How many cardiac arrests are there per year?
Currently, there are more than 326,000 arrests each year in the United States with over 200,000 additional arrests occurring in the hospital; Worldwide, there are more than 135 million arrests per year and numbers are only increasing.
What is the most common reason someone would die after being intubated?
The most common reason is infection; more specifically pneumonias. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a matter of concern in many countries, including the United States. Bacterial growth on endotracheal tubes is a key component in the pathogenesis of VAP which afflicts an estimated 250,000 patients each year and is associated with high morbidity (36,000 deaths). VAP extend ICU stays and are thereby very expensive.
What is the cost as a result of infection?
The per case cost is between $10,000 and $25,000 per case to manage Multiplying by the 250,000 cases per year yields a total US healthcare burden between $2.5 billion and $6.25 billion.
Who can put advanced airways in?
Trained medical providers such as Paramedics and Doctors.
Why are intubations increasing 5.5% each year?
The likely reason is countries who did not possess certain knowledges of medicine or equipment are slowly obtaining these necessitates as well as population growth (i.e. 3rd world countries).
How many people are intubated each year?
Over 50 million people are intubated every year worldwide.
EMIT LLC FAQ
When was EMIT LLC formed?
EMIT LLC became official as of 2018.
Is EMIT LLC a non-profit company?
EMIT LLC is a startup company that is currently seeking different avenues to raise capital for medical innovation (i.e. the current innovation: Advanced Airway Device). EMIT LLC will be a for-profit company once the base to sell product is established.
Does EMIT LLC have patents/trademarks/copyrights for its devices?
Yes, and those that do not are currently pending with the USPTO.
Doesn’t your current device already exist, or hasn’t someone thought of it?
No. The current innovation does not exist yet, and that is why the inventor, Eric Cantor created it. There are many different types of endotracheal tubes, supraglottic airway devices, and other miscellaneous airway devices, but nothing compares to this new and much needed innovation.
Who does EMIT LLC Serve?
We serve the greater good, meaning we strive to improve on existing and not-existent medical technology and equipment to improve overall healthcare and reduce industry costs around the globe (this is a progressive effort).