MACS is a stand-alone CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) system designed for application by mask or endotracheal tube. Indications include: congestive heart failure (CHF), asthma, acute respiratory failure (ARF), trauma, COPD, near drowning or any patient with severe breathing difficulty. MACS supports patients in respiratory distress who would otherwise require intubation.
EMS agencies with mask CPAP protocols have reported a substantial decrease in patient intubations with increased ER stabilization.
Benefits for the patient
- Low patient Work of Breathing (WOB) with peak flow of up to 140 L/min to meet patient needs
- 100% or 65% to match patient oxygen requirements
- Low-profile, easy-seal mask reduces facial pressure