oxygen therapy; costs just 25% of traditional equipment
- One-of-its-kind multifunctional non-invasive (NIV) ventilator comes with inbuilt oxygen therapy and humidifier
- Easy to use and lightweight, the device can be used for neonatal care as well as adult care, which makes it versatile
- There is no cleaning required and the equipment can be used by a second patient immediately
- There is a special provision for connecting this device to the ICU’s ‘scavenging line’, reducing the risk of infection from a severely affected patient
New Delhi, May 24, 2022:
The COVID-19 pandemic taught us the importance of non-invasive procedures and devices which carry little risk or complications, apart from providing a swift response. Sensing the need for intelligent and non-invasive ventilators, Max Ventilator, the leading ventilator-maker in the country has come up with yet another revolutionary product. The manufacturer which is known for its excellent R&D to produce advanced medical devices and equipment has now launched multifunctional non-invasive (NIV) ventilators which come with inbuilt oxygen therapy and humidifier.
The new offering by the company is not only easy to use and lightweight but has its unique multifunctional capabilities as well. The device is priced at just 25 percent of the cost of traditional ventilators. It can be used for neonatal care as well as adult care, which makes it versatile.
“If a patient doesn’t require non-invasive ventilation, then he can be treated with oxygen therapy also with this device. We saw this during COVID conditions also when there was a shortage of oxygen, but this device can do both non-invasive ventilation and oxygen therapy as a single unit. That is the USP of this product that also makes it universal in nature. So, right now there is not a single product available in the market which has got oxygen therapy as well as non-invasive ventilation in one unit,” says Ashok Patel, Founder, and CEO, of Max Ventilator.
The non-invasive ventilator can be used everywhere—in an ICU, ward, room, or even at home. “This ventilator will take care of patients who suffer from pneumonia and COVID. It has other applications also which consist of neonatal care. With the help of a special kind of mask, you can connect this device to neonatal babies also. In India, the neonatal mortality rate is high as the lungs of newborn babies are filled with water and they are unable to breathe immediately after birth. So, we can save several lives in this way,” added Patel.
Another prominent feature of the device that makes it stand out in an ICU setup is that there is a special provision of connecting this device to ‘scavenging line’. Scavenging line carries expired gases, so it prevents other patients in the ICU getting affected from a severely affected patient. Every ICU has this line, so the outflow from the patient (exhaled air), is not discharged into the open air. This reduces the chances of infection.
The device manufactured by Max Ventilator helps in managing the excess gases produced so that they do not harm other patients in the ICU.
Apart from that, there is a provision for adding oxygen composition from 31% to 100% through an internal blending feature. On top of that, there is no cleaning required and the equipment can be used by a second patient. In traditional ventilators, there is a need to disinfect the internal passages of the internal tubing, before it can be used by another patient, to reduce the risk of infection.
Other useful features of the NIV include a 7-inch size touchscreen display and it can keep record monitored parameters and operating conditions for 72 hours. At just 5 kgs, the device is extremely portable and comes with a trolley.
“This device handles a variety of patients and because of its multiple functions, it can bridge the gap. If an imported ventilator costs around Rs 10 to 12 lakh rupees, this costs only around 25% of that. It gives minimum damage to the patient, has not only BiPAP, but CPAP mode also, making it useful for sleep apnea patients as well. Since hospitals got limited ICU beds, as we saw in the pandemic crisis, this device can be a revolutionary product in the market. I would say the device cuts down on the need for critical ventilators by 50%,” said Ashok Patel, adding that the device has a big potential for rural as well as urban hospitals.