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The Simplified Automated Ventilator

Controlling Respiration Between Rescue Breathing and the Ventilator

Designed for Combat Medics where size, weight and extreme ease of use are paramount, the SAVe II improves triage capabilities and elevates the standard of care in the pre-hospital environment. By simply selecting the casualty’s height, the device dials in a preset tidal volume based on the patient’s Ideal Body Weight.  This helps reduce operator error and eliminate the guesswork associated with bagging in a high stress environment. Highly portable and extremely easy to use, the SAVe II provides lifesaving air normoventilation2 for up to 10 hours. At just 2.7 pounds the SAVe II isn’t only the easiest to use compressor driven ventilator it is the smallest.

Exacerbated shock, reduced cardiac output and aggravated traumatic brain injury are all complications associated with hyperventilation, making it a “silent killer”.1 United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) data shows that 35% of the 2,699 combat casualties (945 warfighters) that died en route to the hospital had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These same 945 warfighters represent 20.5 percent of all combat casualties from 2001-2011.3 Based upon data presented in an American Heart Association (AHA) study by Aufderheide, et al., 100% of these casualties would have been hyperventilated using current manual ventilation devices.4

The SAVe II includes the following components: 

  • 1 Pelican Case
  • 1 SAVeII Unit
  • 1 Attenuator
  • 1 Charger
  • 1 Oxygen Reservoir
  • 1 Manual 
  • 1 Patient Mask
  • 1 Head Strap
  • 1 20ml Syringe
  • Hands-free: automated ventilation
  • Safe: prevents hyperventilation
  • The Smallest: compressor driven ventilator at 2.7-lbs

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

  • Easy to Use: 
    • Intuitive, uses height chart to dial in targeted tidal volume
    • Simple training requirements
    • Hands-free bagging during evacuation
  • Safe:
    • Height presets deliver an ARDSNET recommended 6 mL/Kg of Ideal Body Weight (IBW)
    • Accepts supplemental O2 (FIO2 21-100%)
    • Compressed oxygen not required
    • Detects blockage and disconnects
    • Fail-safe mechanisms and visual/audible alarms
  • Use Anywhere:
    • Durable, lightweight, compact design
    • Up to 10 hours per charge (runs 8.5 hours at normal settings or 10 hours at 500 ml and 10 bpm)
    • Powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery or electrical outlet

CLINICAL BENEFITS

  • Addresses complications associated with hyperventilation in casualties with TBI and trauma
  • Prevents hyperventilation and gastric insufflation
  • Safely and effectively transitions patient from BVM
  • Improves triage and treatment capabilities
  • Detects and responds to spontaneous breaths

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Unit Dimensions: 6.5”H x 6.0”W x 2.0”D
  • Unit Weight: 2.7 lbs
  • Made in the U.S.A.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

REFERENCES

1 Blackbourn, L et al. (2008). The “Silent Killer”: Hyperventilation in the Brain Injured, AMEDD Journal

2 Cancio, L., Chung, K. (2011). The Role of Normoventilation in Improving Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes, AMEDD Journal

3 Kime, P. (2012). Study: 25% of war deaths medically preventable. Marine Corps Times. Retrieved from http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/military-25-percent-of-combat-deaths-medically-preventable-062812w/

4 Aufderheide, T., Sigurdsson, G., Pirrallo, R.G., Yannopoulous, D., McKinte, S.,Von Briesen, C., Sparks C.W., Lurie, K.G. (2004). Hyperventilation-Induced Hypotension During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Circulation, doi:10.1161/01.CIR.0000126594.79136.61