CRICOTHYROID CANNULA FOR HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8082
Agency Tracking Number:
8082
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2945 Kilgore Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
IN EMERGENCY AIRWAY MANAGEMENT, EFFECTIVE RESUSCITATION MAY BE COMPROMISED BY THE TIME AVAILABLE TO PERFORM INTUBATION OR TRACHEOSTOMY PROCEDURES. THESE PROCEDURES REQUIRE A HIGHLEVEL OF TRAINING AND COMPETENCE. THIS RESEARCH PLAN PROPOSES TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP A SMALL BORE AIRWAY ACCESS DEVICE THAT WILL BE RELATIVELY EASY TO USE BY PHYSICIANS ANDPARAMEDICAL PERSONNEL TO QUICKLY GAIN ACCESS TO THE TRACHEA THROUGH THE CRICOTHYROID MEMBRANE WITH MINIMUM PROCEDURAL TRAUMA TO THE PATIENT. A SAFE SIMPLE METHOD OF INSERTION WILL BE DEVELOPED ALONG WITH A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PARAMEDICS. SIZE REDUCTION FROM EXISTING DEVICES IS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE EMERGENCE OF HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATORS (HFJV) WHICH PROVIDE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VENTILATORY SUPPORT THROUGH A SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER SIZE OPENING THAN REQUIRED FOR A CONVENTIONAL MECHANICAL VENTILATOR (CMV). HFJV TECHNOLOGY HAS RECENTLY BEEN INCORPORATED INTO A FLUIDIC DESIGN WHICH AFFORDS UNIQUE PORTABILITY BENEFITS FOR EMERGENCY AIRWAY MANAGEMENT. THE AIRWAY ACCESS DEVICE DESCRIBED IN THIS RESEARCH PLAN, USED WITH A PORTABLE HFJV, IS INTENDED TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE SURVIVAL RATE OF PATIENTS REQUIRING EMERGENCY AIRWAY MANAGEMENT.

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