The SAVe is an automated BVM that delivers an AHA compliant tidal volume of 600 mL at 10 BPM for 5 hours. This frees up the medic to give compressions, start fluids, treat other injuries or ready the patient for transport. A single on/off switch eliminates the guesswork and operator error associated with BVMs and overly sophisticated transport ventilators. The SAVe has been in use on the battlefield since 2007.
It is ideally suited for situations where the use of pressurized gas is inadvisable or unavailable, or where size, weight, ease of use and portability are a consideration. Forward deployed field medics, mass casualty incident coordinators within the DHS and EMS professionals will find the device well suited to their needs.
The SAVe is no longer in active production. It has been replaced by the SAVe II which is a significantly more capable device yet still very easy to use.
WHY CHOOSE SAVe
ELEVATE STANDARD OF CARE
IMPROVE TRIAGE CAPEBILITIES
EXTREMELY EASY TO USE
Ventilating a patient using a bag valve device requires significant concentration and skill in stressful situations. With every squeeze of the bag, the medic is selecting the respiratory rate and tidal volume. Despite performing well in a classroom, BVMs have been linked to high incidence of hyperventilation which increases mean intrathoracic pressure. This additional pressure impedes venous return and decreases cardiac output. It may accelerate the rate of an uncontrolled bleed, contribute to popping the clot and unduly elevate intracranial pressure in TBI patients.
The SAVe mitigates the potential for injury, reduces operator error, complies with guidelines, and improves the responder’s ability to perform other critical tasks. The SAVe performs as well in the field with your ears ringing as in the classroom.
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