Allows suction access without disconnecting circuits; provides catheter access to instill surfactant
B&B NEO2-SAFE Infant Ventilator Circuit Manifold with Suction Port provides an interface between the ventilator circuit and the endotracheal tube maintaining a closed circuit during various procedures. The manifold fits all neonatal circuits. The suction port consists of a Duckbill valve made of silicone. The manifold is manufactured with a latex-free, hypo-allergenic material.
When infants are disconnected from the ventilator for specific procedures, i.e., suctioning, many infants rapidly desaturate due to the loss of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and their inability to maintain FRC. A method to allow for suctioning without disconnect from the ventilator circuit may prevent or minimize this occurrence. The NEO2-SAFE valve used in line with a 10 mm ventilator circuit allows access for suctioning without disconnect from the ventilator effectively reducing the potential for hypoxemia associated with open circuit suctioning. The NEO2-SAFE maintains PEEP or CPAP during suction procedures.
The NEO2-SAFE manifold has an additional function, to provide access via catheter insertion for instillation of surfactant. A catheter can be passed into the infant’s endotracheal tube without interruption of ventilation by passing the catheter through the port on the NEO2-SAFE valve. The NEO2-SAFE Infant Ventilator Circuit Manifold with Suction Port maintains a closed airway circuit system by sealing the valve around the catheter.
Peer Reviewed articles support the effectiveness of the NEO2-SAFE for suctioning and instillation of peripheral medication via catheter.
The NEO2-SAFE is intended for single patient use application and should not be reused.