Westmed Inc Anapod system

Simplify Core Temperature Management in the Operating Room and Beyond.

The ANAPOD Humi-Therm Heated Humidification System provides active transtracheal heating and humidification, resulting in unequalled core temperature management, when compared to passive warming methods. In addition, the unique circuit design enables you to deliver the advantages of core temperature regulation in adult and pediatric cases throughout surgery, recovery and patient transport applications.

Studies confirm maintaining core temperature during surgery provides the following benefits:

  • Decreases wound infections
  • Reduces blood loss
  • Improves oxygen consumption
  • Shortens recover time
  • Decreases fatal cardiac events

The innovation behind the unique ANAPOD Humi-Therm Circuit is its 100% cotton wick that’s specifically designed to saturate quickly and evenly with the use of a common syringe. As a result, set-up time is considerably reduced. Initial set up can provide up to 8 hours of operation at 2 LPM flow.

Features and Benefits:

  • Quick and easy set up saves valuable time
  • Compact Controller with Digital touch-sensitive controls and audible alarms enhances performance, reliability and safety
  • Innovative heated wick circuit saturates quickly and evenly with simple syringe fill design
  • Reabsorbing wick eliminates free-flowing condensate
  • Facilitates core temperature management in adult and pediatric patients
  • Innovative circuit design enables core temperature regulation in surgery, recovery and patient transport
  • Includes complete system assembly with Controller, circuit, syringe and sterile water
  • Provides inspiratory heat and humidity in less than 5 minutes
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Duke Poster –

The study pertains to the use of Anapod during post-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to ensure proper warming of the patient.  Temperature drop following separation from CPB is common and can cause coagulation problems and metabolic acidosis.  In the study, Bean describes a statistically significant difference in nasopharyngeal temperatures at 30 min, 60 min post-CPB and at the end of the surgery.  Bean speculates that with effective temperature management post-CPB, a reduced CPB times and duration of surgery may be seen.

Korea Study –

Dr. Seo used the Anapod for use with elderly patients.  The purpose of the study was to compare HME to heated humidified system (Anapod).  In elderly patients and pediatrics, the concern for decreased temperatures can lead to coagulation, slow waking times (requiring longer post-op), vasoconstriction, and other complications of heat loss.  Even with forced-warming systems and/or heated mattresses, hypothermia can occur.  The use of HME is not as effective, especially in an OR with a cold room and with a patient who may be slightly hypothermic.  The use of the heated humidification system helped maintain patient temperature during entire surgery.