RAMP Rapid Airway Management Positioning system

RAMP Rapid Airway Management Positioning system


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RAMP Rapid Airway Management Positioning system

The AirPal RAMP combines our market leading lateral patient transfer and positioning device (The Air-Pal Platform), with a fully adjustable patient positioning surface to create proper patient positioning for direct laryngoscopy, intubation and Airway Management.

The RAMP All-In-One system is an integration of two components: a RAMP (or Rapid Airway Management Positioner composed of an Incline AirPod and Intubation Pillow), and a TransferBase.

Proper patient positioning during direct laryngoscopy is frequently overlooked by novice staff during the intubation process. Manual attempts are nonstandard, unreliable and extremely time inefficient. In the emergency setting patient positioning – “ramping” – is neglected, or even dispensed with altogether, due to the inherent time constraints related to endotracheal intubation. Indeed, improper patient positioning is a frequent cause of failed laryngoscopy.

The RAMP is an inflatable system of AirPods powered by hospital compressed air or nitrogen and the Airpal Air Controller. By quickly achieving ear to sternal notch position in even the largest of patients, alignment of the airway axes is facilitated and glottic exposure improved. The RAMP also aids in maximizing upper airway patency, improving the mechanics of ventilation and lengthening the apneic time period to critical hypoxia in massive obesity.

Applications of the RAMP Rapid Airway Management Positioning System:

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Anesthesia

  • Pre-Hospital/EMS

Emergency Medicine: Patient positioning is easily mastered while difficult airway techniques and equipment require a learning curve and continued proficiency.

Anesthesia: Positioning is a key component of airway managment in the operating room. By enhancing direct laryngoscopy, the RAMP reduces the need for alternative methods of intubation.

Pre Hospital/EMS: The RAMP is portable. Because airway adjuncts and RSI are often unavailable, direct laryngoscopy and positioning are often all there is.