The NO-application device NO-A is a therapy device for the application of nitric oxide (NO) therapy gas in the ventilation flow of an intensive care patient in connection with different ventilators.
The inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy shall reduce the clinical necessity of a left-to-right shunt and contribute to cardiac relief. In order to improve the oxygenation of ventilated patients nitric oxide (NO) is added to the respiratory gas.
The NO-A has different operating modes which enable a combination with almost any ventilator. Besides the manual operation, which enables the user to adapt the therapy to a wide spectrum of ventilation situations by adjusting the ventilation flow independently, the NO-A offers two other operating modes which automatically adjust to the conditions in the ventilation circuit:
EKU Elektronik is the only manufacturer of nitric oxide delivery systems with electronic connection (interface) to different ventilators of well-known manufacturers. By the connection to the ventilator the required volume is automatically dosed close to the patient corresponding to the adjusted target concentration.
Furthermore the NO-A offers optional compatibility to almost any ventilator by using the external flow sensor. The NO-A flow sensor is installed in the ventilation circuit, measures the real flow in the inspiratory way and enables automatic dosing of the required volume.