INTENSIVE VENTILATION WITH HUMIDIFIED AIR

Introduction

Breathing air conditioning, meaning the warming of breathing air to 37 °C with simultaneous humidification to nearly 100%, is among the key issues in patient ventilation. Using humidification systems is required since the natural mechanisms (mouth, nose, throat and larynx) are largely bypassed by the tracheal cannula.

Task

seleon developed an air humidifier that simultaneously warms and humidifies the upper respiratory tract during invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation. 

Results

seleon developed two versions for invasive and non-invasive ventilation:

  1. The integrated version is part of a system that also includes the ventilator itself. Operation of the breathing air humidifier is entirely through the ventilator.

  2. The standalone version is a self-contained unit with its own user interface used to configure all parameters. This version of the breathing air humidifier has a serial interface and can be used with virtually all ventilators on the market.

Advantages

With the development of an air humidifier for various applications, seleon covers the full range of use for the devices. Taking into account the development of the corresponding hose system and the air humidifier for home use confirms that customers can rely on seleon’s comprehensive know-how.