A team from Jhpiego and JHU-CBID are developing the Automatically Deflating Air Postpartum Tamponade (ADAPT) to manage postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in low-resource settings. The first ever air-inflated tamponade, the device’s balloon is inflated once inserted into the uterus so as to distribute pressure on the uterine wall. Unlike other similar devices, ADAPT automatically releases pressure. This way, the pressure is maintained against the uterine walls while letting the uterus contract to its usual form.
This device will be designed specifically for use in low-resource settings.