Pneumedicare's first product, the "Pneumonitor™", is an innovative device for monitoring ventilation mechanics and air distribution in patients needing respiratory monitoring, or are on a respirator.
Direct and continuous monitoring of lung ventilation, using sensors that directly monitor the lung and chest dynamics, provides sensitive and reliable information that allows earlier detection of changes in ventilation (e.g. tidal volume, symmetry).
The device includes chest wall motion sensors, located in patches attached to both sides of the chest and epigastric area. After connecting the sensors, the attending staff member defines the reference status. The system continuously examines the ventilation, alerting in the event of significant changes from the patient's specific reference status. Thus, it provides tight surveillance and crucial real-time information. A central processing unit calculates the mechanical parameters, provides objective indices, and detects any significant changes in respiratory effort or the amplitude, dynamics and symmetry of lung ventilation. User-friendly interfaces and display present the history and trends to the attending staff.
Earlier detection of respiratory deterioration is possible since:
1. Direct measurements of chest wall mechanics enable fast detection of any mechanical problems in lung ventilation.
2. The system monitors changes in the symmetry of ventilation.
3. The system is sensitive to changes from the defined baseline.
4. The system is sensitive to changes in the effort of ventilation.
5. The sensors acquire the sounds, vibrations and precise ventilation dynamics at the monitored sites.
Safer mechanical ventilation can be achieved due to continuous monitoring of lung function and respiratory effort. The Pneumonitor™ is able to monitor all respiratory support modalities, including High Frequency Ventilation, and any patient regardless of his or her initial condition.
Small patches and sensors
Simple to use and operate
Easy to understand
Provides crucial data needed for correct diagnosis