The SOS HYPERLITE
Emergency Evacuation Hyperbaric Stretcher and Treatment System is truly innovative quick deployment first aid medical equipment with three specific areas of application. These are:
||1. For the treatment of divers, tunnellers, mountaineers pilots and astronauts suffering from pressure related accidents.
2. For Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) in the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation, air and gas embolism, acute blood loss (anemia), gas gangrene, crush injuries, sports injuries and many other important indications.
3. For Transfer Under Pressure (TUP), of patients being treated for the above conditions and for transfer to and from pressurized environments such as submarines, hyperbaric chambers, tunnels and air ambulances (rotary and/or fixed wing) - where the problem of being subjected to ambient pressure may be life threatening. The Hyperlite is a user friendly system easily carried from one site to another, where full hands-on medical care is available.
The Hyperlite works in exactly the same way as a hyperbaric chamber, by providing 100% oxygen through a built-in breathing system (BIBS) mask on demand, whilst the body is pressurized in air at above ambient pressure.
The equipment is suitable for use almost anywhere. It may be used in hospitals and nursing homes, wound care centers, multidisciplinary or specialty maintenance clinics and on the move in aircraft, helicopters, boats, submarines, ambulances and road vehicles.
||Injured or sick patients may be transferred into and out of the unit using a wheeled stretcher comprising a tubular aluminum frame inserted into a fire retardant cotton mattress with retaining straps. Full monitoring is possible, as is patient ventilation under medical supervision.
Made from fire retardant materials with low fire, smoke and toxicity properties, the Hyperlite is non-magnetic, is unaffected by U-V radiation and is even suitable for radiographic diagnosis and radiotherapy treatment.
Being the product of the latest computer aided design and manufacturing techniques, the system incorporates advanced composite materials in such a way as to combine incredible strength with high flexibility; a vessel that will withstand seven times its working pressure when tested to destruction and yet be stored in a box that is only one quarter of its operational length.
|The Hyperlite is truly portable, in contrast to hyperbaric chambers usually made from aluminum or steel, where size and weight make even transport a significant problem.
The entire unit is self-sealing and becomes totally rigid even with minimal pressure. Being so small, the Hyperlite passes directly through the open door of any larger traditional type therapy chamber to guarantee transfer under pressure, without the requirement for a lock-on flange. However, for some specialist applications, a lock-on flange has recently been developed.
Integrated into both ends of the para-aramid fiber and silicone rubber tube are reinforced flexible seals, which retain the two large diameter end windows, once the patient is inside. These windows provide good internal lighting, giving the operator excellent visual monitoring at all times and offering a comforting sense of spaciousness to the patient.
Storage cases When not in use, the parts of the Hyperlite can be folded away into two compact protection cases, small enough to be checked in as personal baggage at the airport.
||The entire unit is self-sealing and becomes totally rigid even with minimal pressure. Being so small, the Hyperlite passes directly through the open door of any larger traditional type therapy chamber to guarantee transfer under pressure, without the requirement for a lock-on flange. However, for some specialist applications, a lock-on flange has recently been developed.
Integrated into both ends of the para-aramid fibre and silicone rubber tube are reinforced flexible seals which retain the two large diameter end windows, once the patient is inside. These windows provide good internal lighting, giving the operator excellent visual monitoring at all times and offering a comforting sense of spaciousness to the patient.
For the operator, the Hyperlite is extremely easy to assemble, there are few connections and to avoid error, each coupling is different. Apart from the standard two-way intercom. there are just three controls, two to adjust the pressure in the unit and one to change the breathing gas supply to the patient’s built-in breathing system (BIBS) with overboard dump.
The Hyperlite is the only unit of its kind built to the demanding ISO 9001 Quality Standard, approved for construction under the UK Lloyd’s Register ‘Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Submersibles and Underwater Systems’, and the US National Standard, ASME PVHO-1 ‘Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy’ (emergency use only).
That is why the Hyperlite is setting the standard in hyperbaric stretchers and treatment systems for the Military Services, Coast Guard, Commercial Diving Contractors, Dive resorts, Live Aboards, Emergency Medical Services, Air Ambulances, and by Medical Establishments all over the world .
The Hyperlite is cost effective with unprecedented versatility. It combines great strength, lightness, flexibility and portability and has been developed for the sole purpose of preserving life and limb.