Beneficial Ventilator Mode
The MOVES® SLC™ Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) ventilator mode, also known as pressure-controlled inverse ratio intermittent mandatory ventilation, outperforms. This ventilation mode is used to increase oxygen perfusion in patients with low blood oxygen saturation due to injured or otherwise compromised lung tissue.
Given the focus of MOVES® SLC™ on deployment in military or disaster relief conditions, 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 and improving oxygen perfusion. Overall, having APRV functionality can greatly improve patient outcomes for 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.
With respect to ventilatory function, the integrated capnography function and continual etC02 monitoring that MOVES® SLC™ provides is of vital importance. Medical personnel operating a ventilator continually use the patient’s etC02 information to determine how to ventilate, influencing the setting of patient respiratory rate, tidal volume or PIP (and ultimately patient minute ventilation) in order to maintain a safe arterial pC02 level. Increased or decreased arterial pC02 can lead to death. Having an integrated device avoids operator confusion across multiple monitoring devices. In addition, MOVES® SLC™ also continually monitors inspired oxygen (Fi02), a further unique benefit.
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 02 cylinders in a 24-hour period, independent of the patient’s minute ventilation. In comparison, others may consume greater than twenty D- size 02 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 Fi02 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™, meaning that no patient disconnections or equipment hand- off is required as the patient moves through the different levels of care. This will ultimately reduce mistakes while maintaining patient care at the highest level, once again improving patient outcomes.
Improved Mobility, Efficiency and Capability
Typically, with the implementation of MOVES® SLC™ as an integrated solution, there is a reduction in the total number of devices required, having huge implications with respect to the mobility and efficiency of field hospitals and the medical personal who operate in it.
• Fewer devices means quicker setup and tear down.
• Fewer devices means a cleaner and less congested workspace. There will be less devices, power cables and transport cases.
• Fewer devices means less operator confusion and improved patient care.
Even with fewer 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, if MOVES® SLC™ is incorporated at the first stages of care, 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.