FCOT - The Complete Solution
Post Op FCOT
40% Fixed Oxygen Delivery
The 40% (red) venturi delivers the fixed concentration
irrespective of oxygen flow rate and patient breathing pattern
providing the recommended level of oxygen concentration helping in
fast post operative wound healing therefore reducing the risk of
No Rebreathing or Oxygen
The high flow of oxygen enriched air (40%) flushes the expired
gases through the vents on the bag eliminating the risk of
rebreathing. During inspiration the bag collapses preventing any
Visual Observation Of
The mist formation on the T-piece and bag inﬂation/deﬂation
provides a visual observation.
The complete kit of 40% T-piece bag , Mask and Star Lumen Tubing
provides a cost effective solution.
Recovery Room And
Flexicare's FCOT™ is used with a Laryngeal mask in the recovery
room. There after the mask included within the kit can be used for
continuation of fixed concentration oxygen therapy.
Controlled oxygen delivery at 40% has been proven to shorten
recovery time, enhance wound healing by reducing the risk of
infection and reduced patient nausea when administered post
operatively. 40% High Air Flow Oxygen Enrichment (HAFOE) fixed
concentration oxygen establishes SaO2 and provides a constant
Exposure to higher levels of oxygen above 60% for prolonged
periods can cause hypoxemia and lead to acidosis due to
hypoventilation which occurs in most patients just after general
anaesthesia. Hypoxemia has been shown to be deleterious in terms of
resistance to infection, wound healing and anastomotic integrity.
40% Oxygen is clinically proven to be the most effective in
providing effective oxygen tension within haemoglobin.
|FCOT provides a complete solution for post
operative controlled oxygen therapy at 40% which can be used with
all Laryngeal Masks, for spontaneous breathing adult and paediatric
Oxygen is delivered to the patient at a predetermined 40% through
the venturi barrel using a flow rate of 10 Lpm from the supply
source and creating an overall flow rate at the patient end of 40
Lpm ensuring that there is no dilution of the prescribed
concentration on inspiration.
During the inspiratory phase, the indicator bag deflates
preventing dilution as well as providing clearly visible signs of
breathing. Upon expiration the gases are flushed through the
indicator bag quickly and filled again with 40% oxygen for the next
FCOT is designed to continue with the patient after removal of the
supraglottic airway and deliver fixed concentration via an oxygen
mask during the remainder of the recovery period ensuring that the
concentration is not changed. This is critical for patients who
have undergone a major surgery where the recommendation is to
continue post-op oxygen therapy for a further 3 days.