The Vortran Automatic Resuscitator Device (VAR®) is a single-patient, multi-use automatic resuscitator providing ventilation support for both breathing and non-breathing patients. It is a constant flow, pressure cycled device designed to provide proper tidal volume, airway pressure and respiratory rate which are critical components of emergency ventilation and resuscitation. Absence of the aforementioned can impact mortality and morbidity on a wide range of patients suffering from illness of injury.
The advantage of the VAR®, as compared to manual resuscitators, is its ability to deliver consistent and reliable hands-free resuscitation. Manual resuscitators, such as BVM’s, may have adverse effects on patients as a result of inconsistent ventilation and undesired levels of Peak Inspiratory Pressure (PIP). The VAR® provides consistent and more efficient ventilation than a BVM and is a force multiplier, allowing the person who would normally be operating the BVM to provide other necessary care to the patient.
The VAR® is precise in its ventilation delivery and provides a level of safety not found when using a BVM. It can also be used during transport without interrupting ventilatory efforts to the patient. Unlike the BVM, the VAR® allows measurements such as tidal volume, rate, and pressure to be adjusted to the needs of each patient. If used with a mask, the VAR® allows the use of both hands to properly affix the mask with a good seal to the patient’s face and maintain a proper clear airway with continuous ventilation and optimal gas exchange.
Provides consistent, more efficient ventilation than a BVM
Control of delivered volume or pressure
Control of delivered rate
Ability to administer PEEP
Reduce hyperinflation, barotrauma
Minimalise aerophagia and aspiration
Control over oxygen and carbon dioxide levels
Lung auscultation can be performed for air entry for ETT position or assessment
Reduces personnel requirements, no one needs to bag patient
Improves quality of care and reduces risk to patient
Reduced chance of extubation
Uninterrupted ventilations during movement
Lessen risk of vomiting and aspiration
Minimal training and expertise to ventilate patients
Can be used for ETT and Face Mask ventilation
Disposable device, no cleaning or sterilising, maintenance or servicing