Orders ship on Mondays and Thursdays in the late afternoon. Any orders before 1400 CST on Mondays and Thursdays will still ship same day.
Bulk orders are shipped at the same times as regular orders, but are sent priority mail.
We use USPS standard mail to ship individual orders, so there is no tracking provided. We have had people receive their cards in a week, and others who did not receive the card for two - three weeks.
If you ordered more than 5 cards, you will receive your package via priority mail, which should take less than a week.
For large bulk orders, please contact us directly - Team@FOAMfrat.com
No. We are looking into offering lanyards, so it's something you may see in the future. We are in the process of developing other types of reference cards, so they all may be offered on a ring or lanyard at some point. Stay tuned!
The vent settings on the Vent Card are based on basic ARDSNET settings, as well as some well founded formulas for acidosis correction such as the Winter's formula and the CO2 correction formula.
No. Always follow your local guidelines / protocols. We hope that these settings are mostly in line with what you're already doing, and simple ease the task for you.
Ventilator settings are highly dynamic. No reference can give you settings for a ventilator that you can simply 'set and forget'.
You'll note that the card reminds you at several spots that, for example, that respiratory rates are all approximate. This is because patient effort, pH, respiratory compensation, neurogenic disorders, etc., may cause you to program the frequency differently than the Vent Card directs.
References are a starting point, and then you must use feedback from your patient to make adjustments. To use this card effectively, you should have a solid understanding of mechanical ventilation, and the pressures, volumes, frequency, and flow parameters that dictate adjustment of settings.
These Vent Cards will help you make those adjustments much easier, but this card is not going to teach you critical thinking - that part can't be contained on a card.
True. We do throw in a FOAMfrat sticker with your Vent Card (s).