True MRI Compatibility

Airon Corporation’s pNeuton Ventilators are well known for their excellent MRI compatibility. All of our Ventilators, pNeuton A, S or mini, are compatible with 3 Tesla MRI scanners. For the best patient care they can be placed right next to the scanner with no Gauss Line restriction. This lets you use normal length patient circuits, not the extra length hoses and ventilator compensation required with other ventilators.

Positioned beside the MRI scanner, the ventilator will not create any image artifact. How do we accomplish this feat of technology you ask? Look no further:

• the ventilators are purely pneumatic in operation

• without electronics or batteries inside – no magnetic field interruption

• all manufactured materials have been carefully selected to eliminate magnetic attraction

AND

• with no circuit boards = no degradation of components due to the constant exposure to strong magnetic fields – pNeuton does not require any MRI exposure related ventilator maintenance

 

Patient / ventilator monitoring in the MRI room is no longer a critical issue. A key benefit of the pNeuton model A and mini ventilators is the remote alarm output. This feature allows you to connect the ventilator to an alarm system inside the MRI control room. Once connected, an alarm on the pNeuton will cause the alarm monitor in the control room to alert the healthcare provider. Matching pNeuton accessories including a connecting cable and remote alarm device are available from Airon to enhance the MRI ventilatory safety factor.

Anytime new technology is introduced for the MRI scanner it must be tested and certified to function in that environment – Airon offers assistance to recertify the pNeuton ventilator. Recently DePaul University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA upgraded their Phillips 3 Tesla MRI to the latest software functionality. After the conversion the higher capabilities of the MRI scanner started to see image artifact which had not been there previously. Working with Depaul’s biomedical engineer Bill Schmidt, we were able to find a solution to overcome the issue associated with the cable for the ventilator remote alarm system.

You can count on Airon and its products when ventilator dependent patients require MRI diagnostic imaging. The ventilator is the perfect device to support patients within the MRI — and combined with transporting your patients from the emergency department or critical care unit the pNeuton ventilator becomes a complete portable ventilation system for infants to adults.

 

Real CPAP for Critical Care Transport

All Airon respiratory support products have built-in Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems. The key performance feature for adult CPAP systems is how well it functions to meet patient demand. The additional patient effort to breathe through the circuit / ventilator system is known as imposed work of breathing (WOB). The higher the WOB, the more difficult it is for the patient to breathe spontaneously. This can lead to further respiratory and cardiac compromise.

Traditional transport ventilators and critical care / EMS CPAP devices have very high WOB limiting spontaneous breathing. Their designs use high resistance demand valves or simple continuous flow systems, which require high patient effort. In addition, these ventilators do not provide a choice between 65% and 100% oxygen for the spontaneous breaths, their spontaneous breaths are delivered at 100%.

Airon’s adult ventilators and CPAP systems have WOB that is comparable to many of today’s large, expensive critical care ventilators. In laboratory testing researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found the pNeuton model A ventilator had the lowest WOB compared to Drager Evita XL and Carefusion Avea ventilators. Using an advanced lung simulator they showed that as patient breathing efforts increased, the pNeuton was able to maintain CPAP better than the ventilators. Click here to read the published report.

Critical care research reports that lower WOB during CPAP results in better respiratory support and greater comfort for the patient. Airon’s ventilators and CPAP systems are the best choice to provide CPAP during all transport situations.

News

Airon is awarded the 2012 EMSWORLD  Innovation Award for the pNeuton mini

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Airon is pleased to announce the FDA clearance of the mini

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FREE Webcast:  CPAP in EMS:  The Standard of Care Argument

Presented Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 1:00pm (EST) and archived for viewing right now Register Today

Pennsylvania Rescue Squad receives FEMA ‘Assistance to Firefighters’ grant to purchase Airon ventilators

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Airon is pleased to announce that the Safe-T-Vent Nebulizer is now approved for International distribution

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Airon receives 2011 Florida Companies to Watch Award

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