How It Works
The New Advanced Airway Device
When the new advanced airway device (replacing the current coupler device) is in use, it does a variety of important tasks. The new design allows providers to invasively suction the airway all while being able to continually ventilate the patient. This in turn reduces hypoxia while eliminating secretions. This also allows the coupler device to remain in place, on the tube without having to be removed, which can cause further complications.
The filter provides a barrier from the patient to the medical provider, helping with the prevention of cross-contamination. The filter will also act as a minimal restrictor, still allowing great ventilations, but helping prevent hyperventilation which can also be detrimental to patients. The filter of course, will still act as a generalized filter, reducing bacteria into the environment on exhalation.
The locking mechanism allows for a snug fit to the tube, preventing further bacteria and infection to enter the patient if the coupler device fell off the tube on an unsterile environment. Being detachable, doctors will still have the capability to insert a bronchoscope if needed.
Alternative Ergonomic Design to Current Innovation
Incorporating Proven Technology
The colorimetric device or CO2 color changer is a very helpful tool when performing intubation. This is a secondary component to confirm endotracheal tube placement. Utilizing this technology within the filter itself saves even more precious time in securing the airway and tending to the patient.
You may recognize this technology as this attachment
Colorimetry (End-Tidal CO2 Detector) Incorporated In Filter