Maternova has been manufacturing and selling the NASG for ten years. We produce custom manufacturing runs of the NASG in a medical device and GMP certified plant using the materials specified by the original PATH design specifications. Each NASG is assigned a serial number and sent with Maternova instructions for use.
Additional information provided includes:
-instructions for the anti-shock garment
-how to remove anti-shock garment
-indications and contraindications for anti-shock garment
The Technology of the NASG
The Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) is an external pressure suit is used to stabilize a woman experiencing bleeding after delivery of a baby.
A large, hard sphere presses down onto the uterus and helps to stop hemorrhage and reverse shock in women. The NASG has been proven in clinical trials and is used to transport women on an ambulance or to stabilize a woman awaiting blood transfusion in a hospital.
One postpartum hemorrhage death occurs every 4 minutes. One of the key issues is the speed with which an anemic woman can lose her life if she is not provided life-saving care. Often women die in transit to a higher-level facility. But what if you could ‘buy time’—stabilizing the woman until she reaches a higher level facility? This is the exact idea behind non-pneumatic anti-shock garments and the NASG.
We believe that every clinic, emergency room, ship, ambulance and hospital, and every midwifery home and maternity waiting home should have an NASG. We also believe every medical student should be trained to stop hemorrhage.
The Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment comes in boxes of four to a box. Minimum order size is 16 NASGs. In special circumstances we can send you a single NASG.
The Clinical Evidence for the NASG
Clinical trials in Egypt and Nigeria established how using an anti-shock garment intervention compares to current practice. Two key studies of an anti-shock garment came out in late 2009—one from Nigeria and one from Egypt. Maternal mortality and morbidity was lower with the use of an anti-shock garment. In both studies, “the measured blood loss was significantly lower for women treated with the NASG: 78% lower in Nigeria and 50% lower in Egypt.”
Please email first if you are interested in an Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment so we can give you turnaround time and determine where and how the NASG will be utilized. If you are interested in large volumes (1000+) the price will drop significantly. We require a signature and detailed form regarding:
1) place of use 2) provider level 3) ability of provider to refer to a facility with IV fluids and blood transfusion capability.
Training is extremely important in the use of this device and Maternova is developing an online collaboration platform to connect those using the device. We will not be able to send the device out unless we liaise with a skilled birth attendant who agrees to undergo the formal training.
Please send us an email if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we can not fulfill orders until we reach a set quantity in total. We do not sell the product within the United States-- the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment is an emergency obstetric first aid device for low-resource settings where there is no other option to save women's lives.