Waiting outside ICU room to have a glance on patients by their families is really painful, and at times due to low medical facilities many families lost their very near and dear ones, once they were very closer to their heart and soul. One of Lung India’s studies found that 37.5 percent patients on mechanical ventilators in Indian ICUs catch pneumonic infections. In a large number of cases, such infections can be life-threatening.
But as there is a saying that, “where there is will, there is a way”. leaping a step ahead to come up with the challenge to save lives, two Bengaluru duo has innovated and at the end, they designed two devices; Saans—a low-skill, low-cost, neonatal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device and VAPCare- an intelligent secretion management device to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
These equipments have many functions-
1. Secretion management by automatic suction of three locations—oral, oropharyngeal and subglottic region.
2. Sensors-enhanced, electronic timer based suction to detect the presence of secretions in the suction catheter. The device will continue the suction till it finds no secretion in the suction catheter.
3. Can electronically control suction pressure for each suction port.
4. Can detect the blocked ports of the suction catheter.
5. Can clear the blocked ports of suction catheters.
6. Perform oral lavage by introducing liquid inside the oral cavity and removing the liquid after sometime to maintain oral hygiene.
Really this is one of its kind innovations to bridge the gap with affordable technology.