Vyaire Avea Ventilator - Soma Technology, Inc.

Vyaire Avea Ventilator - Soma Technology, Inc.Vyaire Avea Ventilator

The Avea ventilator supports critical ventilation needs for the smallest patients in the NICU to children and adults with complex respiratory diseases. It’s the fourth generation, servo-controlled, software-driven ventilator. It features a dynamic range of breathing and gas delivery options for all patients. It has a flat panel color LCD with real-time graphic displays, digital monitoring capabilities, a touchscreen for easy interaction, membrane keys and dial for changing settings and operating parameters. Soma Technology offers two different models of the Avea ventilator: Comprehensive and Standard. If you are looking into purchasing one of these ventilators, and don’t know which one you should be choosing, call 1-800-GET-SOMA, or send an email to [email protected] and one of our knowledgable sales representatives will help narrow down exactly what you need. If you would like to read more info on the Avea ventilator keep reading!

Avea Features

Artificial Airway Compensation

When the artificial airway compensation is turned on, the ventilator automatically calculates the pressure drop across the endotracheal tube. The ventilator then adjusts the airway pressure to deliver the set inspiratory pressure to the distal (carina) end of the endotracheal tube. Artificial airway compensation is active in all pressure support and flow cycled pressure control breaths.

Full Range of Patient Size

The Avea allows you to select a patient size of adult, pediatric, or neonate. Once the selection is made, the ventilator offers only certain parameters that are available for your patient.

Non-Invasive Ventilation

The ventilator can perform non-invasive ventilation with a standard dual limb circuit. Leak compensation should be turned on when using this feature. To turn on leak compensation, use the touchscreen control.

Leak Compensation

Leak compensation is used to compensate for baseline leaks, which may occur at the patient mask interface or around the patient’s endotracheal tube. It only provides baseline leak compensation and is not active during breath delivery.

Circuit Compiance Compensation

When circuit compliance is active, the volume of gas delivered during a volume controlled or targeted breath is increased to include the set volume, plus the volume lost due to the compliance effect of the circuit. Circuit Compliance is active for the set tidal volume during volume control ventilation.


This ventilator allows the selection of active or passive humidification. Active humidification assumes 99% RH; passive assume 60% RH when using an HME. This feature adjusts the BTPS correction factor to correct exhaled tidal volumes.

Heliox Delivery

The Avea can deliver heliox blended gas instead of medical air. By changing the connector on the back panel, the ventilator identifies the gas input and adjusts to accommodate the change. All volumes are automatically compensated for accurate display.

Vyaire CareFusion Avea Specifications

The user interface module on the Avea is a 12.1″ display with an 800 x 600 resolution. It weighs between 73 and 80-pounds (33.1 to 36.3 kg) depending on if you have a compressor. The internal battery will last an hour solely on the ventilator, with the compressor and the ventilator it will last 30 minutes. With an external battery, this can increase to 4 hours of ventilation, or 2 hours with ventilation and the compressor.

Primary Settings

  • Rate: 1 to 150 bpm (neonatal, pediatric), 1 to 120 bpm (adult)
  • Tidal volume: 2.0 mL to 2.5 L
  • Inspiratory pressure: 0 to 80 cmH2O (neonatal), 0 to 90 cmH2O (adult, pediatric)
  • Peak flow: 0.4 to 150 L/min
  • Inspiratory time: 0.15 to 5.0 sec
  • Pressure support ventilation: 0 to 80 cmH2O (neonatal), 0 to 90 cmH2O (adult, pediatric)
  • PEEP: 0 to 50 cmH2O
  • Flow trigger: 0.1 to 20 L/min
  • %O2: 21% to 100%
  • Pressure high (in APRV mode): 0 to 90 cmH2O
  • Time high (in APRV mode): 0.2 to 30 sec
  • Time low (in APRV mode): 0.2 to 30 sec
  • Pressure low (in APRV mode): 0 to 45 cmH2O

Advanced Settings

  • Bias flow: 0.4 to 5.0 L/min
  • Volume limit: 2.0 mL to 2.5 L
  • Inspiratory rise: 1 to 9
  • Flow cycle: Off to 45%
  • PSV rise: 1 to 9
  • PSV cycle: 5% to 45%
  • PSV Tmax: 0.15 to 5.0 sec
  • Waveform: Decelerating, square
  • Sigh: ON, OFF
  • Pressure trigger: 0.1 to 20 cmH2O
  • Demand flow: ON, OFF
  • Volumetric capnography: EtCO2 averaging 1 or 8 breaths, VCO2 averaging 3, 6, 9 or 12 minutes

Final Thoughts

Have you ever used the Vyaire Avea ventilator? Are you looking to purchase this ventilator? If you’re looking to buy a Vyaire Avea Ventilator you can contact a knowledgable sales representative at 1-800-GET-SOMA or [email protected].


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