Marian’s experiences with CCSV
“To solve this problem, WEINMANN Emergency developed the CCSV ventilation mode a few years ago. Using this mode, MEDUMAT Standard² can initiate a pressure-controlled mechanical breath in sync with the performed chest compression,” explains Marian. One advantage of this is that during the compression phase no gas volume can escape from the thorax. The increased pressure in the lung therefore ensures greater compression of the heart during the chest compressions. The result is an increase in arterial pressure, while CCSV not only ensures improved oxygenation, but also supports perfusion.
Marian himself has used CCSV for resuscitation on three occasions so far. “When we arrived at the emergency site, we started CPR straightaway using the 30:2 method. Shortly afterward the emergency physician arrived. Once he had intubated the patient, the resuscitation could continue with CCSV.” For Marian it was a clear improvement in the workflow: “We were now able to continuously perform the chest compressions on the patient without having to take into account ventilation pauses or adjust other settings on the MEDUMAT Standard². Alternating with the ECG analysis, we didn’t have to interact with the device as we did in the past.” Marian finds CCSV offers a major performance advantage: “The resuscitation with CCSV is much less stressful, better, and much easier.”