An endotracheal intubation device is utilized by doctors and paramedics to mechanically create an airway and to ventilate an injured person. The most common ventilating practice in the paramedic industry today requires assembly of a three-piece system at the time when intubation is necessary, which is typically in an ambulance at the time of an emergency. This is a cumbersome and time-consuming process. An endotracheal (ET) intubation device was invented for paramedics to save time and lives by reducing the number of parts used during endotracheal intubation.
This innovation is a new airway device used for respiring patients that also detects carbon dioxide. This system has incorporated capnograpghy with a stylet and a standard ET tube. It incorporates the three different pieces of equipment and combines them into a single functional device, making it easier to use than other devices available on the market.
This device has many benefits over current practices, including effectiveness, cost savings, and efficiency. Testing has demonstrated that this device reduces intubation time by 37 seconds on average, which is substantial in a life-threatening emergency. The device requires opening only one package for all the equipment needed for an intubation procedure versus opening three packages and the required assembly of other products. Because there is no filter system in this device, faster results are received with the CO2 indicator than in prior art, and the device does not restrict medication administration.
The new device takes less space in a paramedic’s medical equipment bag and on crash carts, and is easier to manufacture than the prior art. The device can use either generation-one or -two colormetric paper, allowing manufacturers to take advantage of both papers. The device can be utilized with various endotracheal tubes already being manufactured, and production requirements are very similar to what is required of competing products.
The uniqueness of this system is in its size and effectiveness. It is no bigger than a standard airway device without the additional carbon dioxide detector. In the past, doctors, respiratory therapists, and paramedics have had to assemble an endotracheal tube, a colormetric indicator (CO2 detector), and a stylet in order to provide a patient with an airway. This caused healthcare providers to dislodge their airway devices due to the nature of the prior art. The new device doesn’t require this step, so dislodgement is not a design issue.
This technology is offered by Midwest IP MarketPlace. For more information, view the yet2.com TechPak at http://info.hotims.com/28051-163.