Ethovent is a ventilator designed for interhospital, intrahospital, or prehospital emergency transport. These units typically consist of a flexible breathing circuit, a control system, monitors, and alarms. Power is supplied through alternating current line.
Unique product features, include:

◉  Reliable even under extreme operating conditions (-20 to +50°C)
◉  Three step device start up, takes less than 10 seconds
◉  Device check takes less than a minute
◉  Setting parameters for fast ventilation start
◉  Clear user guidance with moderate training time
◉  Non-specific and various applications

Ethovent Special Features

Fully automated to mimic human hand movement

Modelled around the traditional and proven breathing bag, Ethovent automates the pumping of the breathing bag to mimic hand movement. This avoids overworking health workers from operating manual ventilators for long periods and would make them available to attend to other duties.

Multiple levels of customisation available per unit

The resources and conditions vary at each health facility. Ethovent can be customised to suit different needs, with options for spare battery capacity, smart alarm systems, additional contraptions and portability.

Patient Safety

Ethovent does not compromise patient safety. It is equipped with emergency alarms, automatic ventilation calculation and settings, the ability to reduce CO2 build-up within the circuit, a humidity sensor as well as a filter. These features distinguish Ethovent from many mechanical ventilators in the market.

EthoSmart Alarm both visual and audible alerts healthcare workers when patients on Ethovent need immediate attention. Notifications will be sent from Ethovent to a central monitor and the patient’s doctor to enable patient management*. This will help to avoid accidental patient neglect, especially in situations where an imbalanced ratio of health workers and patients is involved.
We acknowledge that at no time should a patient be unattended without someone skilled available to directly monitor their vital signs. Effectively, we are reprising the early days of safe ventilation where direct clinical observation of a patient’s condition served as the key feedback.

Application

Specific to the present COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate the following scenarios in which an emergency mechanical ventilator could be safely used to provide respiratory support:

• A deteriorating COVID-19 patient, who is short of breath & hypoxic; hypoxemic respiratory insufficiency means they are not breathing well enough to adequately oxygenate their blood. Clinicians at this point can initiate respiratory support. Ethovent could provide basic respiratory support in this situation
• Worsening clinical status recognized when a patient develops Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). An Ethovent could be a bridging solution until a traditional ICU ventilator becomes available
• The patient will be intubated or have a tracheostomy (limited / no applicability to mask)
• Those patients are otherwise going to be sedated and paralyzed (invasive ventilation requires sedation, and paralysis will prevent patient-ventilator desynchrony if assist-control is not available)
• Ventilated patients required to leave the ICU for imaging or procedures can be supported with Ethovent, unless determined that the patient requires support outside its range.

A multidisciplinary team consisting of a physician, critical care nurse, and respiratory therapist should be available to monitor ventilated patients at all times. Additionally, a clinical lab capable of timely reporting of blood gases and other common ICU laboratory markers should be available to enable the clinical team to make appropriate decisions and adjustments.

The safe limit for ventilation therapy has not yet been determined. In the life-and-death situation we are currently facing, this will give patients a chance until an ICU or OR ventilator becomes available.