The investigated devices are likely to be roughly equivalent in effectiveness. ""Positive-pressure ventilation during transport of intubated patients is general
Online PR News – 06-December-2017 – YT – The investigated devices are likely to be roughly equivalent in effectiveness. ""Positive-pressure ventilation during transport of intubated patients is generally delivered via a hand-pressurized device. Of these devices, self-inflating selleck resuscitators (SIR) and flow-inflating resuscitators (FIR) constitute the two major types used. Selection of a particular device for transport, however, remains largely an institutional practice. To evaluate the hypothesis that transport ventilation goals of intubated pediatric patients are better achieved using an FIR compared to an SIR. This randomized crossover simulation study compared the performance of SIR and FIR among anesthesia providers in a pediatric transport scenario. Subjects hand-ventilated a test lung while simultaneously maneuvering a stretcher bed to simulate patient transport. Hand ventilation was carried out using a Jacksonï¿½CRees circuit (FIR) and a Laerdal pediatric silicone resuscitator (SIR). The primary outcome was the proportion of total breaths delivered within the predefined target PIP/PEEP range (30+/? 3, 10+/? 3?cm H2O). Secondary outcomes included proportion www.selleckchem.com of total breaths delivered with operationally defined unacceptable breath variables (PIP?>?35 cm H2O or PEEP?