Equipment Articles

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Equipment:

pdfInfusion Pumps to Consider for Use with Hyperbaric Chambers311.62 KB

Reproduced from:

Health Devices 2016 Feb 17


Equipment:

Transcutaneous oxygen electrode (4.0 MB)

Model(s):

all

Manufacturer:

Radiometer Copenhagen



The articles listed below contain information about the use of patient care equipment in the hyperbaric environment. The downloadable files are in PDF format.

Title:

USN Equipment Testing Procedures

Publisher:

United States Navy

 

Title:

Decision process to assess medical equipment for hyperbaric use

Author(s):

F. BURMAN, R. SHEFFIELD, K. POSEY

Appeared in:

Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine, Vol 36, No 2, 2009

Publisher:

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

 

Title:

Performance of the Sechrist 500A Hyperbaric Ventilator in a Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber (0.13 MB)

Author(s):

LK Weaver, L Greenway, CG Elliott

Appeared in:

Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine, Vol 3, No 4, 1988

Publisher:

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

Abstract:

In our initial use of the Sechrist 500A hyperbaric ventilator operating within a Sechrist 2500B monoplace chamber, we observed that the patient's tidal volume (VT) decreased as chamber pressure (PCH) increased more than 10%, the maximum allowable decrement in VT from the ambient VT (500A operator's manual). Therefore we decided to quantitate this decrement in VT and to determine what variables were important for the ventilator to deliver an adequate VT. The 500A ventilator was set up within the chamber in the manner described by the 500A operator's manual. First, an adult Boehringer spirometer was calibrated over the range of monoplace PCH (0.85 to 2.9 ATA at our altitude). This was accomplished by collecting a volume of gas at various PCH, then measuring the volume of gas at atmospheric pressure and calculating the true VT. Comparing measured VT to true VT, the percent error discrepancy was: -1.5, +2.4, +2.8, +6.1, +6.0% at PCH = 0.85, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 2.9 ATA, respectively (the + values mean that the spirometer underestimates the actual VT by that %). Once the spirometer calibration was known, we varied the static complaince (C = 15 to 8.7 cc/cmH2O) of a test lung and ventilator control module inlet pressure (PIN) from 55 to 85 psig (the allowed range of PIN by Sechrist) and measured VT as the dependent variable. We found that VT is a function of C, PCH and PIN . Even with a normal V , VT decreased more than -10% when PCH exceeded 1.5 to 2.0 ATA. With a C = 15 cc/cmH2O, PCH = 2.5 ATA, and PIN = 55 psig, VT was reduced 38% from that at ambient pressure. We recommend monitoring VT continuously during mechanical ventilation of patients in a monoplace hyperbaric chamber with a hyperbaric-calibrated spirometer, making appropriate ventilator adjustments to maintain an adequate VT.

 

Title:

Evaluation of Respiratory Support Devices for Use in the Hyperbaric Chamber (0.36 MB)

Author(s):

DF Stanga, G Beck, JM Chimiak

Appeared in:

NEDU TR 03-18 (November 2003)

Publisher:

Navy Experimental Diving Unit

NOTE:

The devices were tested for use in an air filled chamber.

 

Title:

Evaluation of Intravenous Therapy Devices in the Hyperbaric Chamber (0.13 MB)

Author(s):

DF Stanga

Appeared in:

NEDU TR 03-21 (December 2003)

Publisher:

Navy Experimental Diving Unit

NOTE:

The devices were tested for use in an air filled chamber.

 

Title:

Medical Equipment for Multiplace Hyperbaric Chambers
Part I: Devices for Monitoring and CardiacSupport

Author(s):

Jacek Kot, National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine, Institue of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Gdynia, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland

Appeared in:

European Journal of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine: ISSN: 1605-9204: Vol. 6, No. 4: December 2005

Publisher:

 

Description:

Hyperbaric chamber is an active medical device, which is potentially hazardous taking into accounts its application, and exposure of people inside to incresed ambient pressure and increased partial pressure of oxygen.

 

Title:

Medical Equipment for Multiplace Hyperbaric Chambers
Part II:Ventilators

Author(s):

Jacek Kot, National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine, Institue of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Gdynia, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland

Appeared in:

European Journal of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine: ISSN: 1605-9204: Vol. 7, No. 1: March 2006

Publisher:

 

Description:

In Part 1 of this paper (1) the review concerning monitoring devices and cadiac support was presented. This Part describes mechanical ventilators. Part 3 will be devoted to infusion pumps and syringes.

 

Title:

Medical Equipment for Multiplace Hyperbaric Chambers
Part III:Infusion pumps and syringes

Author(s):

Jacek Kot, National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine, Institue of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Gdynia, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland

Appeared in:

European Journal of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine: ISSN: 1605-9204: Vol. 7, No. 2:June 2006

Publisher:

 

Description:

The review concerning monitoring devices and cardiac support was presented int he Part 1 of this paper (1). Part 2 of this paper reviewed the mechanical ventilators (2). Part 3 presentes a review of infusion pumps and electric syringes.

 

Title:

PVHO Viewports: What the window user needs to know to comply with ASME PVHO-2-2012

Author(s):

William James Davison, CHT

Appeared in:

Update to handout from 2004 presentation at UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual meeting. "PVHO Acrylic Windows: What the Window User Needs to Know to comply with ASME PVHO-2-2003”

Publisher:

OxyHeal Health Group

NOTE:

The attached paper is presented as a generic introduction to AsMe PVHO-2 2012's requirement specific to the inspection of PVHO viewports.  Each facility will need to develop a comprehensive inspection program specific to their facilitys equipment and its utilization.  Refer directly to AsME PVHO-2 2012 for a detailed outline of requirements.


The full standard addresses more than just the inspection of PVHO viewports.

 

Title:

Performance of the Baxter Flo-Gard 6201 volumetric infusion Pump for Monoplace Chamber Applications

Author(s):

D. ray, L.K. Weaver, S.Churchill, and D. Haberstock

Appeared in:

2000 UHM Journal; Vol 27(2): 107-112

Publisher:

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society