Clinical Trial

Improve Ventilators for High BMI Individuals

Study Description

Safety and Efficacy of the Tao Facemask for Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Patients With Significantly Elevated BMIs

The Tao Mask is a new novel facemask for positive pressure ventilation which has recently been demonstrated (MUSC study Pro00047645) to have superior performance to our conventional (standard) positive pressure mask in a random distribution of patients with experiences users. This additional study will extend our investigation of the new masks capabilities by studying it's performance in the morbidly obese - which are more challenging patients to ventilate by mask. Our hypothesis is that the Tao mask will be even more effective in this challenging population than in the random distribution of patients.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - Tao Mask

All anesthesiologists and CRNAs will view an instructional video on the use of the Tao Mask. Following induction of general anesthesia with the standard of care sequence of medications, each patient will then have mask ventilation performed and graded (Han and Warters Scales).

Device - Standard Mask

Following induction of general anesthesia with the standard of care sequence of medications, each patient will then have mask ventilation performed and graded (Han and Warters Scales).Mask ventilation will be scored before and after the standard administration of paralytic medication.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Safety and Efficacy of the Tao Facemask for Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Patients With Significantly Elevated BMIs

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03473366

ParticipAid ID

zbqgye