TestChest, is an innovative full physiologic artificial lung that provides a breakthrough in mechanical ventilation training. It is the key to various questions viz.
TestChest is developed to simulate the human heart and respiratory system for teaching and training purposes. It can be used either as a stand-alone skill training station or integrated into a full-scale patient simulator.
TestChest is a universal simulator that can be connected to all ventilators, for intubated patients as well as mask ventilation. All modalities are possible: pressure-volume manoeuvres, recruitment, PEEP adjustment, expiratory trigger sensitivity, pressure control, assist control, volume control, SIMV, PAV, adjustment, APRV, PSV, CPAP, PRVC, ASV, Intellivent and all other modalities.
The scenario will be set as a patient, the result of the treatment provided by the trainee will be shown on airway pressures, lung volume, arterial oxygen saturation, end-tidal CO2, and more. The outcome is not created by the operator but by the interaction between trainee and TestChest, in real-time and reproducibly. New forms of interactive learning are possible: submit the same case to different students and let them compete on the outcome in a safe environment.
This highly accurate, versatile instrument represents the premier choice for respiratory care training. Due to its physiological modelling, TestChest can be set to represent any kind of clinical manifestation of pulmonary disease, even ones that are not know today as shown with Covid-19 patients. Product development and testing for ventilators, CPAP, aerosol drug delivery and other respiratory therapy devices can be easily done with TestChest.
Control panel : The basic operator panel offers the selection of the pre- configured patients and the degree of breathing activity. Changes from ARDS to airway obstruction and all concomitant physiological changes are done at the click of a button.
Case creation : creation A complete case editor with goal setting and progression steps enables efficient scenario creation.
ISO80601-2-12 : Calibration facilities and measurement tools make TestChest ideal for tesing and quality control.
To name few Applications of respiratory therapy without risk to patients:
Programmable airway resistance
Programmable total compliance and chest wall compliance
Non-linear Pv curves
Make the lungs recruitable or non-recruitable
Change cardiac output
Create true shunt To create persistent pulmonary hypertension
for real time display of heart lung interactions
choose from a variety of different spontaneous breathing pattern or create your own
Programmable inspiratory effort
Change work of breathing
programmable diffusion factor
Programmable dead space
Programmable O2 dissociation curve
Create metabolic alkalosis or acidosis