Accession Number : ADA322574

Title :   Performance Assessment of the Bird Products, Corp Bird Avian Portable Ventilator (Military Version) Model 15300 in the Hyperbaric Environment,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Wall, Eugene J. ; Jackson, William G., Jr

PDF Url : ADA322574

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Bird Avian Ventilator (BAV), presently used by the USAF Emergency Medical Services as a transport ventilator, has recently been accepted for use on cargo aircraft for USAF aeromedical evacuation. The overall objective was to evaluate the performance of the BAV in the hyperbaric environment. Specific objectives focused on the: 1. Structural integrity of the ventilator during and after exposure to increased atmospheric pressure. 2. Measurement of clinical variables for safe, acceptable limits (breath rate, tidal volume, flow rate, and proximal airway pressure).

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, *HYPERBARIC CONDITIONS, *VENTILATORS, EMERGENCIES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, FLOW RATE, LUNG, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, MEDICAL SERVICES, RESPIRATION, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Life Support Systems
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE