London Ambulances to Trial Rhinochill Machine

Posted on May 5, 2012


London ambulances are running a trial of the Rhinochill machine, a portable brain cooling device. Cooling a patient's brain after a heart attack or stroke can reduce the amount of brain damage.

BeneChill says its RhinoChill intranasal cooling system can be can be initiated by non-specialized medical personnel in field, ambulance, ER and general hospital environments. RhinoChill uses a non-invasive nasal catheter that sprays a rapidly evaporating coolant liquid into the nasal cavity. Nasal prongs are inserted into the patient for directed and controlled delivery of the coolant and gas.

Here is an animation of how the device works from NMA News. Take a look:

Photo: BeneChill

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