|Sedation and anaesthesia have long been associated with high rates of hypoxemia and hypoventilation, which can ultimately result in Respiratory Compromise. The most dangerous situation in all of airway management is “can’t intubate, can’t ventilate,” where the clinician attempts both mask ventilation and endotracheal intubation, and fails at both. Since the patient is not receiving oxygen or eliminating CO2, they are at risk of oxygen desaturation, hypercarbia, and respiratory arrest.
The SuperNO2VA™ device is a nasal anaesthesia mask designed to effectively pre-oxygenate, maintain upper airway patency, provide continuous nasal oxygenation during apnea, and support ventilation in patients who are undergoing general anaesthesia, procedural sedation, or recovering in the post anaesthesia recovery unit (PACU). It was designed to address all of the objectives required to minimize the impact of respiratory compromise.