WHY ARE VENTILATORS SO IMPORTANT?
Most people have a general idea of what a medical ventilator is. It’s a machine designed to provide breathing for a patient who is unable to breathe or is breathing insufficiently. However, they’re more complex than that. Various types of medical ventilators like the Philips Respironics V60 Ventilator is often used for patients with serious respiratory issues. Continue reading to learn more about the V60.
INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILIPS RESPIRONICS V60
The Respironics V60 Ventilator combines Respironics’ ventilation expertise with Philips’ to focus on simplifying advanced health care. Thus, noninvasive ventilation sets a gold standard with an invasive ventilation safety net that helps simplify patient management. Just as every breath matters and every breath is different, patients need a ventilator that always follows their breathing pattern, whatever their acuity.
- High-resolution graphics facilitating waveform interpretation.
- An Internal 6-hour battery is also offered to enable intra-hospital transport (actual battery time will vary depending on user settings and battery charge level). Thus, standby mode supports patient-clinician interaction without nuisance alarms.
- Additionally, data communication capabilities are offered to support hospital connectivity.
- Equally important is the Respi-Link, a remote communication tool, allows efficient system diagnostics and upgrades via the internet.
- AVAPS maintains a target tidal volume in a pressure limited mode. Furthermore, it provides extra assurance similar to a volume-limited mode with the safety of a pressure limited mode.
- Also, CPAP with C-Flex offers three levels of flow-based expiratory pressure relief. As a result, improved sleep quality and patient comfort, adding greater flexibility and improved treatment acceptance.
- PCV offers greater control of the patient’s breathing pattern when required. Additionally, the option of ventilating a patient invasively gives the caregiver greater flexibility in the approach to treatment.
- Equally important is the ICU-grade NIV performance which enhances safety and monitoring.
- Treatment for a wide range of clinical severities and specifically, patients from pediatric to adult.
- Lastly, the V60 provides flexibility for intra-hospital transport with an internal 6-hour smart battery.
V60 AUTO-ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Additionally, the Philips V60 uses Auto-Trak technology to help ensure patient synchrony and therapy acceptance. Auto-Trak technology is designed to address the specific challenges of non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Being that the auto-adaptive leak compensation, inspiratory triggering, and expiratory cycling are provided, Auto-Trak delivers optimal synchrony for every changing patient demand.
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Secondly, spontaneous is offered with timed backup (S/T)
- Thirdly, pressure control ventilation (PCV)
- Lastly, average volume assured pressure support (AVAPS) is optional
- C-Flex OFF, 1–3
- CPAP 4–25 cmH2O
- EPAP 4–25 cmH2O
- IPAP 4–40 cmH2O
- I-time (inspiratory time) 0.30–3.00 sec
- Max P (AVAPS maximum IPAP) 6–40 cmH2O
- Min P (AVAPS minimum IPAP) 5–30 cmH2O
- O2 (oxygen percent) 21–100%
- Ramp time OFF, 5–45 min
- Rate (respiratory rate) 4–60 BPM
- Rise (rise time) 1–5
- Triggering and cycling Auto-adaptive (Auto-Trak)
- AVAPS target tidal volume 200–2000 ml
- Breath Phase / Trigger Indicator Spont, Timed, Exhale
- PIP 0–50 cmH2O
- Patient / Total Leak 0-200 l/min BTPS
- Patient trigger 0–100%
- Respiratory rate 0–90 BPM
- Ti/Ttot 0–91%
- Minute volume ²OPLQ%736
- Tidal volume 0–3000 ml BTPS
Environmental Specifications (Operating)
- Temperature: 41 to 104 ºF (5 to 40 ºC)
Relative Humidity: 15 to 95% (noncondensing) Barometric Pressure: 600 to 765 mmHg (approximately -61 to 1951 m (-200 to 6400 ft) relative to sea level)
Environmental Specifications (Storage)
- Temperature: -4 to 122 ºF (-20 to 50 ºC)
Relative Humidity: 10 to 95% relative (noncondensing) Barometric Pressure: 600 to 765 mmHg (approximately -61 to 1951 m (-200 to 6400 ft) relative to sea level)
High-pressure Oxygen Supply
- Connector: DISS male, DISS female, NIST
- Pressure: 2.76 to 6.00 bar / 276 to 600 kPa / 40 to 87 psig
- Flow: 175 SLPM
- Connector: SIS
- Pressure: 3.31 to 6.00 bar / 331 to 600 kPa / 48 to 87 psig
- Flow: 175 SLPM
- Integrated blower
Flows and Pressures
- Flow Delivery: 150 L/min at 40 cmH2O at 1951 m (6400 ft) altitude (10% degradation in flow at 2286 m (7500 ft))
- Flow Range: -240 to 240 L/min BTPS
- Pressure Range: 4 to 40 cmH2O
- Dynamic pressure regulation: ± (2 cmH2O + 4% of target)
WE OFFER VENTILATOR SPARE PARTS
In addition to providing new and refurbished, Soma Tech Intl offers spare parts for all medical units that we sell. We in fact have many parts available and in stock. With this in mind, an order can be placed on our medical parts website if you require parts. To place an order, you can either go online, email [email protected], or call our Parts Department at 1-860-578-1033.
Often utilized in all medical centers, ventilators are undoubtedly one of the most important medical units. People are racing to design and manufacture much-needed ventilators around the world. Therefore, the steady improvement in ventilator design and refined knowledge of how to use them have gone a long way in improving outcomes. Subsequently, the culmination of those hundreds of incremental advances has never been more essential for so many.
In summary, which features of the Philips Respironics V60 ventilator interest you? Is there a different manufacturer that you commonly use? If you enjoyed reading about the V60 and are interested in more information, please contact one of our sales representatives. They have experience outfitting hospitals, surgery centers, clinics, and physician’s offices. You can also contact us at 1-800-GET-SOMA, or [email protected].