Boussignac / Vygon CPAP

Code produit: 5570.13

Respiratory assistance device for patients with spontaneous ventilation allowing maintenance in the airways of a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure during the entire respiratory cycle. 

The CPAP mode of ventilation allows:
  • To avoid intubation and mechanical ventilation and associated complications (prolonged hospitalization, infections, etc.)
  • To allow a safe extubation postoperatively for patients at risk of hypoxemia and thus avoid mechanical ventilation and associated complications
  • To contribute to the benefit of weaning from mechanical ventilation and avoid associated complications

The Boussignac CPAP and its manometer connector is a device for connection to a face mask with its 22 mm male connector, the crenellated upper part remaining open to the air.
This device comprises 2 lateral ports: 
  • the upper port is preconnected to an extension tube (length 200 cm) for connection to an air or oxygen source
  • the bottom port (colourless translucent) allows controlling pressure (use manometer code 527.01).

How it works: 
The gases administered to the patient (air, air-oxygen mixture or pure oxygen) pass through the extension tube and arrive in a circular chamber where the gases can only escape into the central zone passing through 4 micro-channels. At that moment, the injection speed of the gases is greatly increased. Deflectors at the exit site of the micro-channels eject the gases arriving at high speed towards the opposite wall.
The collision of gas molecules between themselves generates a turbulence which creates a virtual valve and simultaneously the speed of gases is transformed in pressure. This pressure depends directly on the flowrate: if the flowrate (the amount of gas injected) is increased, the pressure will increase; if the flowrate is decreased, the pressure will decrease.

N.B. It is possible to connect the Boussignac CPAP to an endotracheal tube or to a tracheostomy tube using the adaptor code 555.01 together with an artificial nose such as Hygroflux code 501.01.