Take a Deep Breath

Rescuer Emergency CPAP offers maximal respiratory support to patients requiring positive pressure therapy

        Few things are scarier than not being able to breathe. CPAP has made it so much easier for EMS providers to offer respiratory assistance to ailing patients, but not all CPAP devices are equal.

Mark Bandy, director of clinical education and performance improvement at Mid Georgia Ambulance, headquartered in Macon, GA, knows that all too well, as his agency has tried inferior CPAP devices and come away unhappy. But the Rescuer Emergency CPAP System developed by BLS Systems is different.

“Other products have neoprene or rubberized headgear that tends to cause more patient discomfort,” he explains, “whereas the nylon headgear on the Rescuer Emergency CPAP has resulted in better patient satisfaction. We’ve been using it for a couple years now and we feel like it provides a much better mask fit than others.”

The Rescuer Emergency CPAP System was designed to offer the maximal respiratory support to patients requiring positive pressure therapy. The newest device available to EMS services, this device offers easy to apply pressure adjustment, separate inspiratory and expiratory filters and a medication port, while having the lowest oxygen consumption of any comparable device. Available in two mask styles, this affordable CPAP system offers more features than any similar disposable CPAP device.

Bandy says in the past with asthma or CHF patients crews with Mid Georgia Ambulance had to be reactive. “But with CPAP and way it’s evolved, and with this device in particular, we found we can be more proactive and turn around respiratory issues before they become a bigger problem. I can think of a couple times where we’ve been able to prevent respiratory arrest completely. When we started the idea of CPAP was foreign to a lot of providers, and at the end of the day this product has allowed the comfort level to increase with my staff to where they’re now using CPAP more appropriately with our patients.”