Updated on August 31, 2021

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Created on August 31, 2021

Laerdal Servi Ventilator

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The Laerdal Servi Ventilator is an emergency invasive ventilator designed and implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy of WHO Compen

Product Description

Developed in 2020 in response to the needs from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Laerdal Servi Ventilator is an emergency invasive ventilator designed not to replace existing ventilators in over-capacity hospitals, but to offer a supplemental technology in emergency situations. As such, the design features settings for sedated patients with respiratory failure, intended to be used over a relatively short period of time on the patient.

This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product was implemented by the following organizations: the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Edge Health Technologies AS, Laerdal Medical AS, and Servi AS.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured by Laerdal in Stavanger, Norway. The company produces components and and other products from their factories in Norway, Mexico, China, and USA.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademarked

User Provision Model

The emergency ventilators are purchased by European governments to then distribute to hospitals in need.

Distributions to Date Status

1000 ventilators as of 2020

Design Specifications

The Laerdal Servi Ventilator incorporates the following components: (1) oxygen tubing and reservoir kit, (2) three 28 cm extension tubes, (3) patient valve with pressure relief valve, (4) exhalation port with a diameter of 30 mm, and (5) manometer connector. There are three consumables: (6) HME filter, (7) Thomas Tube holder, and (8) adjustable PEEP valve. The control unit allows for tidal volume adjustment between 100-800 ml and ventilation rates between 5-30 per min.

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Replacement components and consumables are available for purchase from the manufacturer

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer's goal of the rapid-development project emphasized quick production, simple to use, and simplified (but accurate) automated assisted breathing.

Vetted Performance Status

The system has been tested with test lungs to in both controlled and assisted ventilation mode, details of the performance testing and design iterations are available in this report.

Safety

The product has been designed and tested to meet patient safety standards in Norway.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Compliance with regulations

Other Information

None

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