Acadian Ambulance debuts Airvo devices

Photo courtesy of Acadian Ambulance

As part of Acadian’s commitment to provide the most advanced medical care available, Acadian’s Critical Care Transport units have been equipped with new Airvo oxygen devices.

Posted: Feb 11, 2021 4:22 PM

Acadian Ambulance’s fleet of units is outfitted with the equipment and supplies typically carried by ambulance services across the nation, as well as several types of specialized units. These units include additional equipment beneficial for transporting neonatal, bariatric or critical care patients for interfacility transports.

As part of Acadian’s commitment to provide the most advanced medical care available, Acadian’s Critical Care Transport (CCT) units have been equipped with new Airvo oxygen devices. The Airvo delivers a high flow of air/oxygen mixtures to patients through a unique interface and are more easily transportable because they contain a built-in flow generator.

The device is able to warm and humidify oxygen, which is then filtered and delivered via vapor form, not droplet, to prevent the transmission of virus particles and bacteria. In addition to providing better delivery of oxygen, the patient’s comfort is also enhanced.

During an interfacility transport, the Airvo can be used on patients who are able to breathe on their own but are at high risk for respiratory distress, including those with congestive heart failure (CHF), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), pneumonia, influenza, pulmonary viral infections or other pulmonary conditions as directed by their physicians.

“We are excited to bring new technology and new devices like the Airvo to our Critical Care Transport ambulances. These ambulances are equipped with the most advanced lifesaving devices for a range of treatments, and are staffed with CCT paramedics who undergo additional training,” said Acadian Ambulance Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chuck Burnell.

Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, offering emergency and non-emergency transportation to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. They are employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

Lafayette
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 76°
New Iberia
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 76°
Ville Platte
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 79°
Abbeville
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 78°
Crowley
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 75°
St. Martinville
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 76°
Opelousas
Partly Cloudy
79° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 79°
Great weekend, back to reality next week

Latest Video

Image

Great weekend and then back to reality

Image

Hunters For The Hungry Kicks Off This Weekend

Image

Furever Home Friday: Meet Cookie! A Senior Gal At Lafayette Animal Shelter

Image

Acadiana Weather Changes as we go into Fall

Image

A Beautiful Weekend Ahead

Image

Seasonal vs. Pandemic Flu

Image

Feels like October

Image

Silverbacks Theatre Improve- 1 Class Starts This Weekend

Image

ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING

Image

Silverbacks Theatre Improve- 1 Class Starts This Weekend

Community Events