Mini Ventilation Training Analyzer
Students being trained in Bag-Valve-Mask ventilation are generally taught to ventilate until the chest rises. However, studies have shown that the delivery of incorrect rate and volumes is common and if the lungs are over-inflated or the delivered flow rate is too high, the high airway pressure generated will cause air to enter the stomach. The Mini Ventilation Training Analyzer has been developed to demonstrate the correct ventilation technique when using a BVM resuscitator and the complications of gastric insufflation associated with incorrect technique. Base on a normal adult lung capacity, compliance, airway resistance and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, the Mini Ventilation Training Analyzer responds to the student?s squeeze of the BVM like a real patient. If they squeeze the BVM too quickly or forcefully, the high pressure they generate (due to high air flow from the BVM) will cause air to enter the stomach through the calibrated Lower Esophageal Sphincter. The Mini Ventilation Training Analyzer is a unique tool that teaches real life skills while identifying real life problems. It can also be used for training in the proper use of manually triggered, gas powered resuscitators.