The HYVAN is a compact anaesthetic machine. It is simple to use, robust and reliable.
The HYVAN is a circle base anaesthesia machine with a'bag-in-bottle' bellows ventilator. The ventilator is driven by compressed gas. It has a plenum vaporiser on a selectatec fitting. The body is made from durable high impact plastic polymer.
The HYVAN is suitable for modern operating theatres and challenging environments.
The HYVAN is ideal for anaesthetists who require a compact,portable and reliable anaesthetic machine. It is simple to use and maintenance is easily done in a district hospital workshop. The rugged design ensures years of trouble free service.
The HYVAN is designed for use in office surgery,natural disasters, ambulances, air ambulances, developing countries and remote locations.
The HYVAN is ideal for situations where mains electricity is unreliable and where portability is a requirement.
Over the past two years, I have used the HYVAN portable anaesthesia machine in support of international volunteer surgical missions. The HYVAN has proven to be completely reliable, simple to assemble, and easy to use. I was particularly pleased with its portability and versatility. It functioned well for patients of all ages including neonates. The Hyvan is a quality made machine and excellent value for money. I strongly recommend it.
With the modifications John and Ivan have recently made, this ventilator is now capable of safely providing high-flow non-invasive respiratory support as well as mechanical ventilation for the intubated patient treated with muscle relaxants.
The modified HYVAN is not made to replace the sophisticated ICU ventilator but is intended as a back-up that will keep people alive. At a price of about $10,000 per unit, it certainly could be a great help during the rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic.