Russian Research Center Applied Chemistry (GIPH), Rostec State Corporation, has developed a portable inhaler that helps to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation in field conditions and during patient transportation. The device is designed to provide first aid to the persons injured in accidents, emergencies and combat operations.
The device consists of a chemical oxygen generator in a heatproof housing with a breathing mask. Inside the housing, there is a small-size generator (diameter 70mm, length 200mm) with a solid pure chemical oxygen source based on sodium chlorate. GIPH is the designer and sole manufacturer of aviation oxygen generators based on such source in Russia.
“The portable device designed by GIPH personnel allows to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation where it can be hardly conceived of, for example, in an emergency or combat operations area. he generator as part of the inhaler weighs a little more than 700g and has a small housing. Moreover, the solid chemical source produces 120 liters of oxygen which is sufficient for breathing of one patient during 20 minutes. Together with other resuscitation procedures, such device can save a patient’s life,” said Oleg Evtushenko, Rostec’s Executive Director.
The product was developed on the basis of GIPH’s commercially available oxygen generator which is used in the civil and military aviation emergency systems. In such devices, oxygen production method is based on thermocatalytic decomposition of a solid agent.