Are you alarmed about device-related rebound
pulmonary hypertension?

It is vital that the inhaled drug-delivery devices used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension help to manage abrupt discontinuation of drug. An abrupt discontinuation of an inhaled pulmonary vasodilator may lead to rebound pulmonary hypertension.13,14 When a device failure causes the abrupt discontinuation of the therapy, this situation can be referred to as device-related pulmonary hypertension.

The INOmax DSIR® delivery systems are designed with numerous safety features and alarms to help manage the risks of device-related rebound pulmonary hypertension.

The INOmax DSIR delivery systems alarm features support the National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.06.01.01 on clinical alarm safety for hospitals and critical access hospitals15-18:

  • Continuous integrated monitoring with a comprehensive alarm system
  • Audible alarms designed to alert caregivers of potential problems
  • Prioritized alarms (high priority, low priority)
  • Ability to change alarm volume and additional user-adjustable alarm settings

In addition to the NPSG requirements, the DSIR delivery systems provide a complete alarm history for recordkeeping and reporting.16-18

The INOmax DSIR delivery systems are compliant with the FDA guidance for nitric oxide delivery apparatus that requires19:

  1. Constant monitoring of NO (nitric oxide), NO2 (nitrogen dioxide), and O2 (oxygen) delivery
  2. A backup drug delivery system
  3. A sensor that sounds an alarm when NO concentrations are out of the preset range
  4. A backup power supply

INOmax DSIR delivery systems are equipped to keep patient safety a priority

With patient safety at the forefront, the INOMAX delivery systems are designed with alarms and backup systems.

Safety Feature Safety Feature Designed to Reduce the Risk of Device-Related Rebound Pulmonary Hypertension INOmax DSIR® INOmax DSIR® Plus INOmax DSIR® Plus MRI
Drug Delivery Failure Alarm Sounds alarm when drug delivery is interrupted (eg, over/under drug delivery)
Backup Delivery Provides backup delivery method that is immediately available for use
Internal Battery Maintains uninterrupted power for continuous drug delivery even if main power goes out
Backup Drug Supply Maintains uninterrupted drug delivery even if main drug supply is depleted
Over-/Underdose Delivery Alarm Sounds alarm if too much or too little drug is being delivered
Drug Concentration Alarm Sounds alarm if incorrect drug concentration is utilized
Sensor Failure Alarm Sounds alarm if monitoring sensors are malfunctioning
Battery Low Alarm Sounds when up to 30 minutes of battery power remains
Auto Purge Automates purge of NO2 from system
Auto Low Calibration Initiates on start-up and at intervals during patient use
GAUSS ALERT™ Dual alarms sound if placed too close to MRI field
Ergonomic Autobrake Locks cart in place to prevent movement during scans
Updated Warning Screens Specific to MRI suite use
MRI Suite-Specific Help Wizard Modified for MRI suite use to stay situationally aware
Tether Hook Enables use of tether as needed in MRI suite