Ventlab Ventilation Trainer

 

 
 
 

FRAN HILDWINE, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Wednesday, June 27, 2007


EMS providers are taught to administer artificial ventilations over one second and often learn the hard way that overly aggressive ventilation with a bag-valve mask (BVM) causes air to accumulate in and pressurize the stomach. This presents as an eruption of vomit that makes managing the airway that much more difficult. So how do you learn what amount of ventilatory pressure inflates the lungs but keeps air out of the patient's stomach? The newVentlab Ventilation Trainer offers an easy-to-understand demonstration. The trainer uses corrugated tubing to represent the trachea and esophagus, a test lung to represent the lungs, a collapsible plastic bag to represent the stomach, and a CPAP valve set to 20 cm HO to represent the opening pressure of the cardiac sphincter in an unconscious person. When you connect the BVM to the system and squeeze too fast, the air enters the lungs and the stomach. When you slow the speed of ventilation, the air expands the lungs but doesn't enter the stomach. Available exclusively from Tri-anim, the kit also includes two Air Flow BVMs (featured in Hands On, February 2007JEMS) and a carrying bag.

VITALS

Cost: $138

www.tri-anim.com

800/TRI-ANIM (874-2646)






Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Gear and Gadgets, Training

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Simulation-Based Assessment Facilitates Learning & Enhances Clinical Judgment

Simulation is an educational tool that can be used to develop and refine clinical skills of the student in a controlled environment before they progress to becoming practicing clinicians.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

NYC September 11 Commemoration

Tolling of the bell begins the anniversary ceremony.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Wrong Fuel Cited in New Mexico Air Ambulance Crash

Plane received jet fuel instead of aviation fuel.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Wake County EMS PAT

Physical ability test demonstration.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

NYC Sept. 11 Anniversary

View images from the ceremony at Ground Zero.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

13th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Terror Attack

The nation remembers the fallen.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Building Explosion, Collapse in Paris Suburb

Death toll rises to eight after blast in Rosny-sous-Bois.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >