Beneficial Ventilator Mode
The MOVES® SLC™ Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) ventilator mode, also known as pressure-controlled inverse ratio intermittent mandatory ventilation, is designed to provide optimal oxygenation with protective ventilation. This ventilation mode is applicable in ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) cases, as it is used to increase oxygen perfusion in patients with low blood oxygen saturation due to injured or otherwise compromised lung tissue.
From a military perspective, this ventilator mode is of particular benefit to patients with internal burns, for example, those who have been injured in a fire or explosion or who have been exposed to chemical agents.
These types of injuries result in decreased lung compliance, breathing and ventilatory difficulties, and ultimately hypoxemia. APRV functions to provide the patient with a plateaued peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) over a longer and adjustable inspiratory time, keeping the lungs inflated at lung-protective peak pressures and improving oxygen perfusion. Overall, having APRV functionality can greatly improve patient outcomes for patients with ARDS and those sustaining injuries common to the battlefield environment.
Comprehensive Patient Vital Signs Monitoring
MOVES® SLC™ provides comprehensive patient vital signs monitoring capability, another unique benefit. MOVES® SLC™ has the capability to monitor Invasive Blood Pressure, SpO2, ECG, Non-Invasive Blood Pressure, and Patient Temperature. The integrated capnography function allows MOVES® SLC™ to provide real-time feedback on the physiological effects of ventilation, including PetCO2 , PiCO2, SpO2, and FiO2. Medical personnel operating a ventilator continually monitor these values to determine how to ventilate, modifying settings such as patient respiratory rate, tidal volume, or control pressure in order to optimize life support measures.
In other circumstances, these monitors exist as stand-alone modules with separate monitoring screens, significant footprints, and separate power sources. Having an integrated device avoids operator confusion across multiple monitoring devices.
More Efficient Oxygen Consumption + Generation
MOVES® SLC™ provides a ventilated patient with an Fi02 of 99% while consuming less than the equivalent of two D-size O2 cylinders in a 24-hour period, independent of the patient’s minute ventilation. In comparison, most ventilators consume greater than 20 (twenty) D- size O2 cylinders in a 24-hour period to deliver the same FiO2 assuming a patient minute ventilation of 6 LPM. Relating these numbers to cube and weight, MOVES® SLC™ will provide an over 50% reduction in cube and weight based on oxygen requirements alone.
Furthermore, MOVES® SLC™ can deliver an FiO2 of up to 93-95% relying entirely on its integrated oxygen concentrator, thus eliminating the need for pressurized oxygen cylinders entirely.
MOVES® SLC™ has the ability to produce its own oxygen via the integrated oxygen concentrator, and its economical consumption of oxygen whether internally generated or externally supplied, significantly reduces the amount of oxygen cylinders required. This all but eliminates the need to fill oxygen cylinders in a field hospital situation, significantly reducing power requirements.
Reduced Cube, Weight and Power Consumption
Depending on current use of non-integrated systems, often a significant reduction in the total cube and total weight is realized with the implementation of MOVES® SLC™. Reduction in total cube and weight allows for the footprint of an equipment block to be reduced or provide the potential for further capabilities to be added within the current footprint. Reduction in total power consumption will result in a lighter load on electrical grids and/or fuel-driven generators.
Complete Continuum of Care solution
MOVES® SLC™ provides a complete continuum of care solution. Casualties will be transported with MOVES® SLC™ through the different echelons of care, meaning that no patient disconnections or equipment hand- off is. This will prevent the loss or misplacement of vital equipment, reduce the likelihood of medical error, and shorten the transitions of patient care, optimizing outcomes.
Improved Mobility, Efficiency and Capability
With the implementation of MOVES® SLC™ as an integrated solution, there is a significant reduction in the total number of devices required for patient care. This assures the availability of all required critical care equipment at any time, and increases the mobility and efficiency of field hospitals and the medical personal who operate in them. Consolidation of devices means
• Quicker setup and tear down.
• Cleaner and less congested workspace: fewer devices, power cables and transport cases.
• Less operator confusion and improved patient care.
Even with fewer stand-alone devices, MOVES® SLC™ provides full life support capability at every bedside, improving the efficiency of care providers and ultimately the level of patient care.
Patient Triage, Pre-Op, Post-Op and Hospitalization
With the placement of MOVES® SLC™ at every bedside within the first area of a forward field hospital, full patient life support capability is available to every patient, irrespective of requirements based on patient condition (initial triage, pre-op, post-op or short-term hospitalization). Furthermore, with MOVES® SLC™, patients can very quickly be moved into the forward care area for triage and treatment, and then out after stabilization for transport to the next level of care, making the continuum of care a seamless transition.