Through prevention of circuit disconnection there are several benefits for both the patient and healthcare professionals. During patient transport the ventilation source is disconnected several times putting patients at risk for lung derecruitment or organisms entering into the breathing circuit.
When using Flusso for patient transport, activate and attach transport ventilator or resuscitation bag to bypass port, turn off main ventilator and disconnect from ventilator port. To reconnect to stationary ventilator reverse procedure. Activate and attach stationary ventilator, turn off transport ventilator or resuscitation bag and disconnect from bypass port. When by-pass port is not in use ensure it is capped, using tethered cap provided.
Note: Do not leave two ventilation sources running at the same time.
Patient transport using Flusso, heated wire circuit to transport ventilator
Patient Transport using Flusso, heated wire circuit to resuscitation bag
Patient Transport using Flusso products, with HME to resuscitation bag
A typical HME change takes approximately 3 to 6 seconds to complete, here is an example of one: first without Flusso, then with.
The Old Standard
The New Standard
During ventilator circuit disconnection there is the potential for lung derecruitment, staff exposure to airborne particles alongside the risk of organisms entering into the breathing circuit (it does not take long for any or all of these events to occur). Flusso eliminates the need for circuit disconnection during an HME change. Do Not leave two ventilation sources running at the same time.
A quick overview of the RT invented Flusso By Pass Adapter to assist in the way we manage mechanically ventilated patients.
What is the Flusso By Pass Adaptor
Why do you need it?